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May 03, 2010 19:14 |  #1

Far from original, but, I'm happy with the way it turned out. I'd love some comments on the post processing since I'm trying something new.

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May 03, 2010 19:21 |  #2

I've been up there and know just how hard it is to get a decent photo. I like the photo a lot. Can't find anything to criticise.


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May 03, 2010 22:37 |  #3

It looks fogged - why should that be?
May be that the saturation has been depressed or that the contrast is low. Check your Picture Style and see if contrast and saturation are set low.


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May 04, 2010 08:16 |  #4

Robert_Lay wrote in post #10116435 (external link)
It looks fogged - why should that be?
May be that the saturation has been depressed or that the contrast is low. Check your Picture Style and see if contrast and saturation are set low.

Could be some overzealous noise reduction in the sky . . . I'll work on that.




  
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May 04, 2010 12:08 |  #5

Personally I'd rotate it just a little counter-clockwise so the main focus (empire state building) is plumb. Maybe correct the perspective distortion so all the buildings are vertical.




  
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May 04, 2010 12:18 as a reply to  @ pitrow's post |  #6

Great shot. Was that hand-held? As a New Yorker, I should be going up there to take some photos, but i've read no tripods are allowed. If you don't mind, what lens and settings were used?

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May 04, 2010 13:21 |  #7

pitrow wrote in post #10119706 (external link)
Personally I'd rotate it just a little counter-clockwise so the main focus (empire state building) is plumb. Maybe correct the perspective distortion so all the buildings are vertical.

when I did that, the skyline was too unlevel. I tried to find a balance between the two straight lines. correcting the distortion in photoshop is probably my best bet . . . I just haven't had much luck doing that in the past.




  
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May 04, 2010 13:33 as a reply to  @ RAPhotography's post |  #8

I would try some tonal contrast for the photo.bring out some details that the "haze" seems to be shadowing.


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May 04, 2010 14:55 |  #9

paulnyc wrote in post #10119768 (external link)
Great shot. Was that hand-held? As a New Yorker, I should be going up there to take some photos, but i've read no tripods are allowed. If you don't mind, what lens and settings were used?

Thanks!

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I did see someone with a small tripod up there, but, this shot was simply held steady on a concrete ledge. I'm not at home and I don't recall what the settings were . . . but, it was shot with a 5DII and a 24-105 lens.

I do wonder if the "fog" is the result of compression . . . I'll have to look at the original when I get home, because I'm starting to notice it too. There's already a fair amount of contrast, saturation boost and even local contrast enhancements.

I'm trying out Viviza 2 and I'll have to play around a little more with it.

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May 04, 2010 15:34 as a reply to  @ RAPhotography's post |  #10

Oddly enough, when posted here I see little boosted contrast?


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