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Old Mar 9, 2010, 5:23 PM   #11
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Charles. Not bad eh. Mt Baker 10,777 Washington and a good ski area, across Skagit bay (soft G ). I know someone will ask. I know that Pensylvania's quite a place as well.
scouse, yes i must admit there is a lot of scenery here to i live about 1 mile from the base of the Appalachian mountains. there is a lot of state parks within 90 miles of here that offer lots of different photo ops. this is a very historic area to, George Washington's first battle engagement(which he lost badly) in his career happened about 10 miles from my house at Fort Necessity. and the first national road cuts through here that lead the way west, for you to be able to live in that great state of yours.
that is a wonderful pic by the way.
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Only took the one lens though so I cropped a little and pulled in a curve.
What does the last part mean - pulling in a curve?

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What does the last part mean - pulling in a curve?

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Hi Mark, I've just started using Adobe Lightroom, (abet slowly) There's a lot to it for me. Curves is one of the features or tools in it, it controls the light and or tone in the photo. Espesially from RAW.
My photo wasn't quite the way I wanted it, it looked a little washed out. Possibly because of the lack of light in the day and the camera overcompensating.

On the screen is a window with a diagonal line in it you can 'pull' the line into a curve shape and it changes the tone and light within your photo. Photo below.
It's been around a while but this is my first use of it, and I like it!
[img]http://www.adobepress.com/content/im...ks/thfig01.jpg[/img] If the photo doesn't show then double click on the address.

This will explain it far better than me.
http://www.adobepress.com/articles/a....asp?p=1187849

Appologies, I shouldn't assume that just because I've just discovered it, that everybody else knows. I'm usually the last. Hope I wasn't talking down at you....

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Hi Mark, I've just started using Adobe Lightroom, (abet slowly) There's a lot to it for me. Curves is one of the features or tools in it, it controls the light and or tone in the photo. Espesially from RAW.
In case anyone is interested, here is a (very) basic tutorial on the Curve tool:

http://www.photozone.de/the-curve-tool

The "Imaging" part of that web site has other basic tutorials as well, such as understanding and using/correcting a Histogram.

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In case anyone is interested, here is a (very) basic tutorial on the Curve tool:

http://www.photozone.de/the-curve-tool

The "Imaging" part of that web site has other basic tutorials as well, such as understanding and using/correcting a Histogram.

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Thanks Ted, that's even basic enough for me....
Where it helped me with this photo was to get some contrast between the snow and sky, pretty dramatic difference really.
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Thanks Ted, that's even basic enough for me....
Hah! Glad it helped - I'm still at a basic level too.

That site (in terms of the equipment reviews) would be much more fun for us Oly/Panny users if they could figure out that not everyone uses Nikon or Canon gear. But the tutorials are decent, not being equipment-specific.

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......that is a good presentation of basic CURVE usage, I learned from that and will check out some other of the tutorial chapters.

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......that is a good presentation of basic CURVE usage, I learned from that and will check out some other of the tutorial chapters.

Thanks Ted & Ken
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Glad that was helpful. Those German guys are very good but sadly, are not in the same league as the Polish physicists on Lenstip.

Zig would agree with me on that but I suspect he's pretty distracted right now, trying to track down the reptiles Steven has stimulated him to look for...



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