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Old Jun 13, 2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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The Lexington Cemetary is on of a kind graveyard , .Alot of the original NOTLD was filmed there years ago. I decided to shoot a few pics in there . Its a pretty huge place

filled with alot of History .Henry Clay is buried there alot of pioneerand Civil War Soldiers rest here as well. Theres actually a tremendous amount of beauty in this place of rest .Out of several pics heres a few of interest .




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Old Jun 13, 2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing pappy. Historical cemeteries area big reminder that the freedoms we enjoy today didn't come cheep.
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Old Jun 13, 2005, 11:24 PM   #3
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Nice pictures, looks restful not at all spooky.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 6:39 AM   #5
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Thanks guys , dont forget to tell me what i did wrong in this picture .

I cant believe i actually got a blue sky in#2:?



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Old Jun 14, 2005, 9:36 AM   #6
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I understand you, Pappy.

When not completely washed out, the sky with FZs is rarely if ever as blue as on Canon and Nikon cams, with 'vivid' colorsetting.

It's all about traying to take the pic as balanced as you can (either with matrix or with the more sensible metering modes, CWB or Spot), preferring a slight underexposition of ground/grass rather than a complete whitening of sky.
In some medium-high contrast scenes (wide dynamic range) only a polarizer will avoid this (also on good dSLR). And on FZs, Dynamic low Dynamic range (easy UE o OE) is the greatest issue IMO, even with histogram, OE alert...

Then PP:
rather than increasing the whole saturation in photoshop or PSP (or setting High Satur in camera settings) you have to play with SELECTIVE colors adjustments (PHotoshop) which will provide the best colors for grass, Sky, skin....

When the yellow cast in FZ shots is too evident I make AUTO COLOR in photoshop, then fine tune it to 39-69%.

It is also important the WB in camera: Manual can be better than Auto or other ones, but if you leave it on a manual setting in a scene with also very slight differencies in light, it could give you bad green, blue or yellow casts...

In your pic you should only makethe green more clear (select>Color in Photoshop) and a bitless saturated.

See what PP can do with Skies (some are even OVER-BLUED, like Canon cams):
http://www.webalice.it/francescoraff..._Tratturo.html

or this post
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

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Old Jun 15, 2005, 9:10 PM   #7
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Those are great pics Narmer , You've achieved a good balance with those .

Seems i almost allways get a white sky unless im paying attention .


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