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Old Feb 19, 2004, 11:12 PM   #31
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Oh.... I POSTED my photo for the week but I neglected to POST a title for the shot. I will endeavor not to forget when I POST a shot next week.
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 12:09 AM   #32
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Had a tough time comming up with something that did not involve snow.
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 12:09 AM   #33
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Tom, I can't see either the title OR the picture. I tried to circumvent and view it directly, but it requested log on information.

I'm saving the brown eggs for the brown on brown challenge.

Peter...what a novel concept to white on white!
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 1:56 AM   #34
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Peter ,how enlightening, and so much more politicaly correct than an incandescent bulb, and it wasn't snow!
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 2:29 AM   #35
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I know I totally failed.....It's my camera's fault. It knows how limited I am.
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 2:29 AM   #36
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A nice idea , Barbara.

Well, I've checked the dates and I actually made a post in Other Post on February the 18th :evil: , so , I would repost it here cause this was a true white on white (at least at shooting time) :



P.S. :
- cropping
- desaturate
- manual level correction (black parts have come out after this step).
- burn tool on small areas
- sharp filter
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 3:02 AM   #37
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... and this leads to another question : are we talking of hi-key photos ( photos were you can mainly find white tones (just check the histogram on Barbara or Jack shots )) or shot that had originally white tones at shooting time and that can be made more deep at editing time ?

As far as this second ones are concerned just some notes on PS level corrections.

I have noticed that most of times automatic level correction (and contrast correction too) does not work properly for these kind of shots for two main reasons :
- The filter tends to saturate white parts, hence leading to unrecoverable overexposed areas ( RBG : 255,255,255 )
- Sometimes hue is changed to a cyan-blue component ( with some rumor/grain appearing as well )

In these cases, like in the one I've just posted, it's better to play manually with level settings or , if u have PS, play with curves to enhance only a certain portion of the tones.

For Barbara : maybe adding the subject of the challenge in the post title will be helpful in the future to immediatly find out what we were taking about in that week.
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 6:19 AM   #38
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this was a true white on white (at least at shooting time) :
So, did you do this in black and white to disguise any discoloration of the snow?
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 7:35 AM   #39
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Tomsch, it appears you've uploaded your photo to a members-only area. In the meantime, I'm going to practice today, using your suggestions to study how to tone down those too-harsh reflections on the pearls. My sense is that the same methods are likely to work with all hard surfaces--glass and metal come to mind--so I might try working with more than just the pearls.

Right here is exactly what I hoped would happen in this forum. I've just learned something that, with practice, could stay with me on into the future.

A great big Thank You :!:
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 7:39 AM   #40
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Peter, that is one very creative solution to the challenge! Metering must have been a nightmare. How many steps did you have to go in exposure compensation? My hat's off to you on this one.
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