Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Close-ups

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 8, 2004, 9:06 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
aladyforty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,964
Default

from my garden, not really close:roll:




aladyforty is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 8, 2004, 6:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ohenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,676
Default

Julie, hope you don't mind, but I'm practicing some sharpening methods and your lovely daisies made a good subject.

I did a small curves adjustment, then sharpened using PK Sharpener. What are your thoughts on the change?




Attached Images
 
ohenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8, 2004, 8:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
aladyforty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,964
Default

pretty good, but what is PK sharpener???
aladyforty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8, 2004, 10:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ohenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,676
Default

It's a 3rd party plugin for PrintShop that I'm trying out on a trial basis.
ohenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8, 2004, 10:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
aladyforty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,964
Default

right, I dont have that, I use photoshop mainly. Do you think this shot needs sharpening???
aladyforty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8, 2004, 10:50 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
sjburges's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 106
Default

I think its sharpness was pretty good before. Maybe the DOF a bit narrow to catch some of the outside petals, but sharpening isn't going to help that.

Overall, I think the sharpening filter used really didn't like the jpeg compression and left nasty artifacts in the background, as well as noise on the subject. Much better without :-)

-Seth
sjburges is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8, 2004, 11:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
ohenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,676
Default

I think it did need some sharpening, but, as noted, the introduction of artifacts indicate that I was a bit aggressive with the sharpening, coupled with the problem of resaving jpg files. It didn't show the artifacts as pronounced prior to saving it and reposting (or I just didn't see it?)

Anyway, I forgot to mention that I liked the shot...which is why I chose it to do some experimenting with this program. I'm not sure I'm all that keen on the program yet. It has some very nice features and I need to read the manual a little closer to tune it some. It's not a cheap plug-in, but does come highly recommended by several noted people. I have a few other sharpening programs which do a much better job that PS unsharp mask and are easier than some of the other recognized PS methods. I'll continue experimenting with the program and comparing it against my other programs (at least for a few more days of the trial period).

Thanks for the feedback, Seth..and thanks for unknowingly participating in my experiment Julie :-)
ohenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2004, 3:53 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
aladyforty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,964
Default

Im still debating over weather to lighten the background or not:roll:
aladyforty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2004, 6:32 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
aladyforty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,964
Default

I have done a little more editing, what about this??




aladyforty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2004, 10:40 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
photosbyvito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,710
Default

nicely done alady!

i like the arrangement of the flowers...

ok, here's the problem with flower "sharpness"

it's impossibly to artificially sharpen the petals, without them looking like you did...so, the way to avoid it, is, just, don't...lol

you're flowers are plenty sharp in the petals(well...they aren't petals, they're ray flowers,but that's ok..lol)...but the center (disk flowers) could be sharpened...

i don't think you should lighten the background...it looks good like that..

oh yeah...the problem with PS sharpening...or any digital/computer sharpening, is that it sharpens the OOF areas too...one way to keep it from sharpening the noise in the OOF area, is to mask it, or make another layer, sharpen it, and erase the spots that shouldn't be sharpened...

well,
nicely done alady!

Vito

photosbyvito is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:12 PM.