Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 18, 2005, 9:01 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Austintatious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 187
Default

Hey Squirrlo !* *The landscape version Definitely!!
Austintatious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2005, 9:56 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
propwash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 277
Default

I agree. I think the horizontal format works better for this shot.
propwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2005, 11:49 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
trooplewis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 578
Default

According to my family in Tacoma, they forecast the weather based on Mt. Rainier.
"If you can't see Mt. Rainier, it's raining. If you can see Mt Rainier, it's gonna rain".

It is an awesome mountain, nice picture!
trooplewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 8:02 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Narmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,813
Default

The shot is uncommentable. Great peak.

PP could have been better, Squirl033.

In some shots other than macros, when there is some green or the cam is at full zoom on a distant mountain (few contrast) the yellow cast can be boring, especially if found on many pics and especially if you compare the shots with those of a camera which has less cast than FZ20.

1: this suggestion may not work but try it the same:
- Zoom to 12x ot also to 48x
- select Manual White Balance
- eventually select Mode 1 OIS, which will keep it steadier in the aiming
- aim to the distant peak so that the parts filled with snow fall entirely in the rectangle of manual WB selection.
- set Manual WB on the distant snow
- choose Manual WB and fine tune it with some 1-4 tags towards blue

This should work better than other WB, included Auto, which is the less prone to yellow cast (and can make some blue cast when snow is all around you).

Also remember to retune Manual WB in other shots for it can produce bad colors (sometime but rarely creative ones) in only slightly different light conditions.

Narmer

PS I have played 5 mins with your first pic. Not perfect but I eliminated some yellow in PP.
Also note the broadened dynamic range (less shadowy/UE trees)
Attached Images
 
Narmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 2005, 11:07 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
squirl033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6,720
Default

the yellow has nothing to do with WB.... it's smog. other than that, i can't see a whole lot of difference between your edit and the original. also, the original had very little PP done... resizing, a touch of sharpening and a little more contrast, that's it. i could easily have brightened the trees like you did, but the original image is what they actually looked like.

thanks for the comments, though...

squirl033 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 AM.