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Old Apr 8, 2011, 8:51 AM   #1
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Default For DyaneG - Crystal Water - How it was done

DyaneG asked in my Crystal Water thread how it was done. Here you go.

This is the fountain. Ok for a fountain.

Then I noticed that the water was forming a neat bubble at the top. Took several shots at increasing shutter speeds until the background went dark but some light left on the water and it was frozen. This one was shutter priority at 1/500.

Loaded the image into Gimp and cropped.

Next adjusted the contrast and brightness to bring the water to life and darken the background more. Adjusted the color slightly.

Used Unsharp Mask to sharpen the water. This is the final result. It's fun to play around sometimes.

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Old Apr 8, 2011, 9:33 AM   #2
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Great explanation and thanks for sharing your know-how
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Old Apr 8, 2011, 7:03 PM   #3
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Hi JJ - you are a STAR, thanks for sharing your tips and info. The photo looks even better this time round, love it.
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