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Old Oct 31, 2010, 10:03 PM   #11
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Paul, no worries about the edit, what I posted was actually a crop from the original image. I remember when I cropped it that I was trying to apply the things I learned here at Steve's. Obviously I have a lot more to learn, I really like what you did to it.

Paragliding looks cool, but I'm not sure conditions were the best for it. I would have thought you'd need a steady breeze, but it was pretty gusty that day.
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 10:46 PM   #12
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A nice constant breeze is good. You dont want gusty. You can see the results of gusty on Youtube. Look up Fatal Accidents.
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A nice constant breeze is good. You dont want gusty. You can see the results of gusty on Youtube. Look up Fatal Accidents.
Bynx, you have a unique way of putting things. Very clear!

You're right... severe consequences if the wind 'aint right, especially to those less experienced!

Thanks for the info about para-gliding vs hang-gliding. Now I can picture both in my mind clearly.

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Paul, no worries about the edit, what I posted was actually a crop from the original image. I remember when I cropped it that I was trying to apply the things I learned here at Steve's. Obviously I have a lot more to learn, I really like what you did to it.

Paragliding looks cool, but I'm not sure conditions were the best for it. I would have thought you'd need a steady breeze, but it was pretty gusty that day.
Hi Green Eyed Stranger,

Glad you didn't mind the edit. Post processing can be important for many images too... I've learned a lot over the years, but still learning!

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Old Nov 1, 2010, 8:59 AM   #15
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This is a nice pick that you can really improve with a little pp:

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Old Nov 1, 2010, 5:29 PM   #16
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Ordo, thanks for the side by side (or top to bottom as it appears on my monitor ), it really illustrates the differences. Both you and Paul saw easy ways to improve the picture. Like I said, I've got a long way to go.

One thing that being here has helped me with is to get over the reluctance to do any post processing at all. All the pictures I have from before are pretty much untouched from the camera. Looking and reading these forums has really helped me get over that hump. I do have to develop more of an eye though. I tried not to be to heavy handed with the saturation, and I thought the scene was bright enough. Obviously I was wrong. It probably doesn't help that I do the work in a relatively dark office at night once I get the kids to bed.

Thanks for everybody's comments!
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