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Old Nov 11, 2004, 4:00 PM   #1
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This is my first pan stitch using 4 handheld shots from my A75. I used stitch software that came with the camera. The original looks sharper (I don't know if it's because of the 5:1 reduction here) but the trees across the river looks a bit dark to me. I tried using Photo Impressions to lighen it up but it lightened eveything and the photo looked too washed out. Thanks for looking.

Sam

PS- The bridge is the George Washington in upper Manhattan. You can't see it here but there's a little red lighthouse at the bottom of the right side. Some of you might have had the book "the little red lighthouse" read to you as a child.
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Old Nov 11, 2004, 4:33 PM   #2
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i obtained this one as follows (Photoshop CS)

- duplicate layer
- use the highlight/shadows tool to adjust the hilights and shadows od the whole image on the top frame
- add a layer mask hide all mode
- use a soft brush with low opacity on the mask to mix with the original image parts that needed some adjustemts
- use a bit of burn tool to darken some parts (ie upper sky)
- unsharp mask

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Old Nov 11, 2004, 5:04 PM   #3
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Wow very nice iacopo. I'm thinking of getting PS CS, I know it'll take a while to master but it looks like it's worth it. BTW- My girlfriend and I lived in Bologna for a year. Loved it, for the most part.

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Old Jan 11, 2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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This can be done in most PS versions, use multiple layers change mode to screen, also a play with levels and hue and sat, mask off to only effect the rear bank.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 7:40 AM   #5
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I had a play with it:-)not sure I improved it or made it worse


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Old Jan 12, 2005, 7:45 AM   #6
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aladyforty that was kinda how mine looked at first then I relized that the near bank detail was now overexposed, so restored that area to very near the original (just a touch of correction there) I think when you look you will agree the color is too contrasted and looses some realism.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 8:11 AM   #7
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yeah I think you are right:roll:
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 8:42 AM   #8
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iacopo's edit looks sharper and still retaining a somewhat realistic record, although the bridge and shoreline objects seems a bit sharper than I should expect (unless it's something to do with a combination of being too sharp and colour oversaturation..so there's a slight unnaturalness. aladyforty's re-edit looks somewhat over-exposed and oversaturated.

This pic attached isn't as flashy, but probably more realistic.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 9:01 AM   #9
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..but I think all that's required in the extreme makeover is just apply unsharp mask at some extreme value, like 200 percent...like this..
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 11:43 AM   #10
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Does this look any better. Adjust small amount in levels, convert to lab color, unsharp about 125,1,1 on brightness channel only, andconvert back to RGB.
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