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Jan 27, 2017 13:48 |  #2311

Stiga wrote in post #18256709 (external link)
Which one? There are 6 images onb the page!

It would have been more clear as to which post he's referring to by using the quote feature. If you click on the link in the upper right of his post as I show circled below, it will take you to the post he was referring to.


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Jan 27, 2017 14:04 |  #2312

navydoc wrote in post #18257011 (external link)
It would have been more clear as to which post he's referring to by using the quote feature. If you click on the link in the upper right of his post as I show circled below, it will take you to the post he was referring to.

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Hmmm, I followed your instructions and clicked on "open new tab". That returned me to my own post -?


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Jan 27, 2017 14:31 |  #2313

Stiga wrote in post #18257025 (external link)
Hmmm, I followed your instructions and clicked on "open new tab". That returned me to my own post -?

I don't know what browser you use but when you click on the post number in the upper right of his post, it should take you directly to the post he is replying to... post 13787249.

Here is a direct link to that post if you need it: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=13787249

This is why using the quote function is far less confusing I think.


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Jan 27, 2017 19:39 |  #2314

Stiga wrote in post #18256990 (external link)
:eek: :eek: :!:

Thanks for (some) clarification - but I see that you only think he was referring to to an images way back!

I also included that same link in my post to make it easier for you
to get back to those older posts.
I thought it was pretty clear. :-D



  
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Jan 28, 2017 06:14 |  #2315

navydoc wrote in post #18257048 (external link)
I don't know what browser you use but when you click on the post number in the upper right of his post, it should take you directly to the post he is replying to... post 13787249.

Here is a direct link to that post if you need it: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=13787249

This is why using the quote function is far less confusing I think.

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I also included that same link in my post to make it easier for you
to get back to those older posts.
I thought it was pretty clear. :-D

Yes, I agree, using "Quote" is a much more satisfactory method of reply.

Re: clicking on the small link in the top right corner of a post, I have to admit that my attentionb was diverted to everything bold and black (Open in new tab etc) and not the blue small font.

Thanks again for guidance


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Feb 06, 2017 09:00 |  #2316


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Feb 06, 2017 11:03 |  #2317

Sometimes, the early mornings are worth it:

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Feb 06, 2017 11:09 |  #2318

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Sometimes, the early mornings are worth it:

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QBnq​HW  (external link) Ethereal (external link) by Danial Sturge (external link), on Flickr

I went to Flickr to view that one. Nice shot. Interesting atmosphere. Definitely made me think of times gone by...


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Feb 06, 2017 15:48 |  #2319

Intheswamp wrote in post #18266090 (external link)
I went to Flickr to view that one. Nice shot. Interesting atmosphere. Definitely made me think of times gone by...

Thanks!


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Feb 07, 2017 03:07 |  #2320

Here are a few more from yesterday's outing:

This is a panoramic made up of four vertical HDR shots:

IMAGE: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/538/31946655173_24c910baee_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QF1X​zx  (external link) Millstones in the Mist (external link) by Danial Sturge (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/436/31946657223_76fd9b5611_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QF1Y​bT  (external link) Bolehill Sunrise (external link) by Danial Sturge (external link), on Flickr

I really love this shot for some reason:
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Feb 07, 2017 03:12 |  #2321

Stiga wrote in post #18253987 (external link)
As I understand it, making virtual copies at different EVs makes no difference as a tonemapper like SNS-HDR can extract the full dynamic range held in the original single RAW. BTW, I am not sure whether you have fixed the histogram fully. I downloaded your Flickr image (yes, it can be done if you have the right browser and an understanding of HTM) and opened it in Photoshop - it looks like this:

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Moving the black point in a tad and and then moving the white point to just below the steep cliff on the histogram is beneficial. The image then looks more sunny and clarity is improved.

I do like the way you have framed this shot.


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Thanks for the CC - my Lightroom and PS skills are not up to doing those things ...

while it might not be realistic, and I accept I posted in wrong forum, I quite like it.

Thanks again for the CC


A couple of things to consider. First - make sure you fix chromatic aberrations and fringing before you start combining and processing images - the evergreen needles against the sky are a classic set up for fringes (here, purplish-magenta) that get amplified as you start to add in a lot of local contrast and saturation.

Second - this image has a nice sense of distance to it, but the tone mapping process has removed all of that natural contrast. The peaks in the distance should be hazy, and lighter in tone than the grass in the foreground. The trees and topography in the middle and foreground should get progressively darker and have more contrast the closer they get to the camera. The tone mapper does not know this, so it tends to compress and equalize the scene, on a larger scale, and then attempts to add local detail back in on a much smaller scale. So, you end up with a flat image that has strong wiggles and bumps.

Try adding some haze back into the background and sky and try adding some more large-scale contrast into the foreground to re-establish this natural separation that occurs with distance. Also, this is a sunny scene, so shadows can be dark, like black dark, and highlights can be close to white in some select places.

Looks like a beautiful place to be!

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Feb 07, 2017 06:01 |  #2322

danialsturge wrote in post #18266670 (external link)
Here are a few more from yesterday's outing:

This is a panoramic made up of four vertical HDR shots:
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QF1X​zx  (external link) Millstones in the Mist (external link) by Danial Sturge (external link), on Flickr

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Bolehill Sunrise (external link) by Danial Sturge (external link), on Flickr

I really love this shot for some reason:
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/RJ3M​fT  (external link) Untitled (external link) by Danial Sturge (external link), on Flickr

The original is still the best to me. Second runner-up would be #2. The pano seems to lose lose something that the original has.


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Feb 07, 2017 06:09 |  #2323

Intheswamp wrote in post #18266720 (external link)
The original is still the best to me. Second runner-up would be #2. The pano seems to lose lose something that the original has.

The original is my favourite too!


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Feb 07, 2017 11:30 |  #2324

Final one from yesterdays outing:

IMAGE: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/575/31924361184_831621e769_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QD3G​mq  (external link) Fallen (external link) by Danial Sturge (external link), on Flickr

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Feb 07, 2017 13:41 |  #2325

danialsturge wrote in post #18266935 (external link)
Final one from yesterdays outing:
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QD3G​mq  (external link) Fallen (external link) by Danial Sturge (external link), on Flickr

These have all been wonderful shots...love 'em! :)


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