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Old Sep 2, 2004, 1:30 PM   #11
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thank you very much for your nice comment, tom.

Sorry for not posting some more details. but here we go:

The Exif Data of the fountain shots are:


#1: ISO 50, F4,5, 1/1000 sec.

#2: same as #1

The camera I used for all of these shots is the Canon A60.

Feel free to ask if there's something else you'd like to know.

Greetings from Germany,

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Old Oct 1, 2004, 7:44 PM   #12
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Hi Kex, your photos are breathtaking, and beautifully retouched (I think!) Would you mind sharing with me what you do to get that soft yet sharp lovely look for example in photo 2 (with the river), I would give anything to know the trick to getting that professional look. I have a good camera but not slr, it is an olympus 5060 and takes nice shots but I know there is some post processing technique to get that fantastic look. If you have tips for me will appreciate very much,

Thanks and cheers from Sydney, Avi
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Old Oct 2, 2004, 6:54 AM   #13
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Hi Kex, your photos are breathtaking, and beautifully retouched (I think!) Would you mind sharing with me what you do to get that soft yet sharp lovely look for example in photo 2 (with the river), I would give anything to know the trick to getting that professional look. I have a good camera but not slr, it is an olympus 5060 and takes nice shots but I know there is some post processing technique to get that fantastic look. If you have tips for me will appreciate very much,

Thanks and cheers from Sydney, Avi
Oh, thank you very much avril!
Very charming compliment! Thank you. :-)
You're right. I retouched almost every photo of this series. the one more, the one less.

to answer your question regarding shot #2:
Here is the original shot, right out of the cam and resized:



First I used Photoshop CS to make some changes in that photo.
I used the "Shadows/Lights" settings to brighten the picture.
Then I played with the Hue/Saturation settings (Ctrl + U) and changed color tone and saturation of the green and blue colours mainly.
I then recognized that the picture became grainy.
That's why I finally used NeatImage to soften the picture a bit.

That's what I did with that shot.

Generally, I always play with some curves like the gradation curve, selective color adjustement or brightness/contrast.
I don't plan to make a photo look like that. It happens after some changes. And when I think they look good I save, resize and frame them to show them to you.

I hope I could help you. I think you have a good equipement to take even better photos. So the best thing to do is to go out, have fun with your cam and take some good photos!

Looking forward to see some of your photos here.
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Old Oct 5, 2004, 12:17 PM   #14
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Hi Kex, I think I've missed your second serie !

Well, fountain shot is very very cool both as details acre concernede and composition.

My favourite however is the Zeil Gallery !

Good eyes !

Have you selectively desaturated it ? ( or selectively painted ? ).
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Old Oct 5, 2004, 12:31 PM   #15
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thanks sergio!

Regarding the Zeil Gallery shot:

You're right. I desaturated every colour but red.
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Old Oct 5, 2004, 4:22 PM   #16
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Kex!! Thanks a bunch for the details I cant wait to try it out, and thanks for telling me about neat image - I have it but it is kind of hard and I dont know how to use it, just a matter of playing around with it. Thanks again, you )and your photos) are very cool. Avi
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Old Oct 6, 2004, 7:31 PM   #17
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Hi Kex, tks for posting the unretouched pic, I have played around with it and figured out neat image. I cant quite get it to look as good as yours but I am having a fantastic time learning/trying. Best wishes, Avi (I will take some shots of Sydney and when I think they're good enough will post specially for you!) Avi
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 2:21 AM   #18
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Great shots and nice work in post-processing.

My favorite is the Zeil Gallery one with the escalator. It really grabbed me. I thought it might do well without one reflection on the left and some horizontals on the right but OTOH it might be TOO orderly then.

I likeyour choice of elements to accent against such a busy background. Would like to see the orig for comparison.

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Old Oct 9, 2004, 4:20 AM   #19
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hello and thank you, amateur!

Here's the original shot, right out of the cam:

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Old Oct 9, 2004, 6:47 AM   #20
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thank you Kex for posting.

It's interesting that although the original is almost as monochrome as the edit, My eye is all over the place looking for something to settle on. In the edit it seems very neat ans orderly. At least that's my impression

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