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Old Mar 27, 2005, 9:55 PM   #1
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OK. Instruction time, please. Here is the original (resized) taken in Red Rock Canyon near Vegas. I know I have the settings all screwed up. Hint as to what they SHOULD have been? I'll follow up with one I 'fiddled' with (PP using Jasc's PSP) to get it better. Hints as to how I could better it? Anyone care to take a stab at it and repost so I can see improvements? Any help appreciated. (maybe I should have posted to another forum, but since it was with an FZ-10, I figured I'd keep it 'in house'. Anyway, anything would be helpful to me.
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 9:58 PM   #2
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'corrected' as best I could:
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 10:50 PM   #3
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Heres my attempt, but im using PS7

auto levels

auto color

boost up saturation

unsharp mask

the rocks in the foreground were too blurry for me to do much with so i just cropped most of them out.

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Old Mar 27, 2005, 10:56 PM   #4
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EXIF shows -1EV and manual WB. I don't think you need that compensation and the WB is off but I don't know what you used.

PS the avatar has gotta go:O
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 3:42 PM   #5
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OK OK !!! No more avatar until I can come up with something you guys can stomach. Gees !! I must say that if I were in advertising, I would deem it very effective as I don't think there has been ANYONE who hasn't taken notice!

One thing that I find difficult is 'seeing' what the picture will look like through the LCD. Also, I've been playing with the settings to see what effects they have as I've never had any kind of training. I'd probably get better results letting the camera do the 'work' but point-and-shoot will only get you so far and I'd like to know what I'm actually doing eventually. Perhaps I should learn from the camera initially though, huh. A couple books wouldn't hurt either.

Thanks for the input. Keep it coming.

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Old Mar 28, 2005, 7:05 PM   #6
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Stunning scenery here.
Nice pp Mag
I might suggest cropping out some sky to allow
the fantastic landscape to dominate the composition
a little more.
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I agree with Jake. The saturation on mag's seems overdone.
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 9:03 PM   #9
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I though the picture was a little over exposed so I just did a layers adjustment to correct the exposure.
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 9:48 PM   #10
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Since I don't remember the colors being even as saturated as my own 'redo', I tend to think yours is probably closer to 'reality'. Possible to get the green cast out of it with further manipulation? It was overcast but seemed 'brighter' (though not as bright as I did in PP). Just trying to see the possibilities. I do like the cropping to focus more on the mountains.

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