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Sep 29, 2013 19:04 |  #5806

NewCreation wrote in post #16329023 (external link)
Since I jumped in the the sync discussion, I figured I had better contribute to the thread. ;)]

Thanks for posting. I have a couple of questions. It's counterintuitive to me to lower exposure on that shot, but I'm guessing that you then increased the exposure of her face with the radial adjustment? Is that correct (your screen shot doesn't show where the radial adjustment is)?

If that's right, that looks easy. Maybe I need to upgrade to LR5 - that radial adjustment looks quite handy.


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Sep 29, 2013 20:22 |  #5807

The radial filter is worth the price of the update all by itself. You can really throw exposure anywhere you want with it.


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Sep 29, 2013 21:08 |  #5808

My first time posting in this thread, and because of this thread, I started solely shooting raw and using lightroom for most of my editing. I'm highly impressed. This is one from a shoot I did today.

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Sep 29, 2013 21:59 |  #5809

RML, nice one, welcome and thanks for contributing!


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Sep 30, 2013 07:25 |  #5810

NewCreation wrote in post #16329023 (external link)
Since I jumped in the the sync discussion, I figured I had better contribute to the thread. ;)
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Basic settings

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Radial filter

dodgyexposure wrote in post #16334210 (external link)
Thanks for posting. I have a couple of questions. It's counterintuitive to me to lower exposure on that shot, but I'm guessing that you then increased the exposure of her face with the radial adjustment? Is that correct (your screen shot doesn't show where the radial adjustment is)?

If that's right, that looks easy. Maybe I need to upgrade to LR5 - that radial adjustment looks quite handy.

Yes, you are correct. Sorry for not being more clear. Here are some more screen shots to show the difference. (I'm quoting the original too to show the other settings besides exposure.) In the examples I only altered the exposure settings to illustrate the changes.

No exposure correction:

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Radial filter 1:
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Radial filter 2:
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Without radial filter 1:
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Without radial filter 2:
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Radial filter 2 settings:
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Sep 30, 2013 08:49 |  #5811

B&W Conversion. All editing done in LR5.

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Sep 30, 2013 20:33 |  #5812

Another one of mine! Just a quick edit

Finished product

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Oct 02, 2013 07:54 |  #5813

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Some various dodge and burn, trying to draw more focus on the bridge.

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I could have worked on this image a little more but decided to leave it at this, for now:

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Oct 03, 2013 19:37 |  #5814

Cool, thanks for showing the "details"!!


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Oct 13, 2013 03:02 |  #5815

Moon from the other night:

Before:

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Before/After Split (post-crop/rotation):
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Oct 13, 2013 20:28 |  #5816

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Oct 14, 2013 00:55 |  #5817

Nick!

It's a beautiful scene, but please check our Intro post for our "guidelines", specifically that you show the specifics of your Raw processing (typically a screen shot)!

Thanks for your contribution!


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Oct 18, 2013 22:27 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #5818

Not the best shot, but I liked the way it allowed me to bring back the colors/detail back to the shot.

Light wasn't good that day, the wind was strong in my balcony... but I decided I would try my 70-200 + 2x TC combo to see how much detail I could get from that boat.

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Oct 25, 2013 22:36 |  #5819

Here's an experiment in extracting as much usable dynamic range as possible in raw conversion. DXO Optics Pro 9 has a new noise reduction mode that uses some image reconstruction wizardry to, as they claim, add 1 stop of useable shadow detail. Here is an image shot for highlights - let's see what we can extract from this with the new whiz bang algorithm.

Here is the uncorrected image, with basic settings for the corrected versions.

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Next, tonal corrections without noise reduction - keep in mind that these images have all been reduced in size and have, in effect, had some of the noise averaged out of them in doing so:

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Next, the "normal" NR, with luminosity NR set at about 60% of full scale.

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Finally, the Prime NR result, set with luminosity at 60% of full scale.

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Huge difference not only in the appearance of noise, but tone and color is vastly improved without all of that noise shifting and killing the shadows. Look at the tablecloth in the lower left of the frame, the underside of the bananas, the red figurine, the wall in the background, etc. Detail is preserved even with the level of noise reduction achieved.

Here is the PRIME NR image with an inset at 100% resolution, for comparison - mind you, this area is not the worst of the noisy areas, but contains detail and shadow tones, etc.:

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This luxury comes at a cost - processing time. The normal quality NR takes about 18 seconds for a 5DII raw file. The PRIME NR takes about 8 minutes. However, one is usable, the other is not. So, if you really need to push your shooting conditions, this NR looks promising. I'm going to play with it some more and see how far it can go before it breaks down.

EDIT - Here is a link to the raw file if you want to try it yourself with your various raw converters, etc.:

https://www.dropbox.co​m …huqq5p6hs4jw/_M​G_0005.CR2 (external link)

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Oct 25, 2013 23:43 |  #5820

That's pretty awesome, Kirk! You're gonna have to start collecting fees from that outfit!

I noticed that the shot was ISO 100, a "reminder" to us that ISO 100 is not "perfect" in those dark shadows, and still DXO did a bang-up job!

Speaking of low ISOs, I've seen some great "recoveries" from that Nikon D800 -- it would be interesting to see how those files and DXO "play" together!


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