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Old Jul 31, 2010, 9:44 PM   #1
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Default Dallas Old City Park and some Fun Post Processing

Buildings that date from 1847-1910 make for some good subjects, especially when many of them have been air-conditioned and it's over 100 degrees outside, so that was the first stop today.

This is my Georgia O'Keefe-inspired shot of the day. I really upped the contrast on the wood and converted that to black & white and left the skull in it's color-captured state. E620 and 14-42 kit lens.

Desk in a bank circa 1900. E620 and 14-42 kit lens, spot-metered. Slightly raised shadow levels with the fill light slider in Adobe Camera RAW.

These next two images of the main street fountain were shot specifically so I could test the E620 files in CS5 in terms of pulling up shadow detail. I exposed this first image to not blow the background sky, which left the fountain in completely darkened shadows.

In ACR I pulled up the fountain levels using the fill light slider and used the noise slider to keep that in check. I liked the results.

This is a full length shot of the fountain using the maximum zoom setting of the 40-150 kit lens. Again, the fountain detail was all in shadows, which I brought out using the fill light slider again..

Lamps in a one-room school house from 1880.

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Old Jul 31, 2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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Very interesting shots Greg. I really like the first fountain shot; and the first picture looks like the cover for a western novel.
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Old Aug 1, 2010, 5:13 AM   #3
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Hi Greg,

Cool effect on the 1st image. Actually, all of them are really fine. Just that the first one catches my eye.

The slider adjustment tools in ACR are really very effective. I find myself running most all of my images through ACR 5.6 first, then tweaking and cropping the file in Photoshop.


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Old Aug 3, 2010, 4:27 AM   #4
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Good shots Greg! #1 my favorite.
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