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Old Jun 9, 2006, 2:47 PM   #1
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I was messing with my new FZ20 and it's lens hood. I saw some kids playing and thought I'd try to "spy" on them using full telephoto. This was done without a tripod, so I'm quite pleased. Auto settings, probably ISO100(I forgot right off...)
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Old Jun 9, 2006, 4:32 PM   #2
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Nice tele shot for handheld and the action at a distance! I might suggest you take a quick pass through either Picasa2 or other imaging editor to tweak it for highlights, shadows and midtones to make it really stand out...
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I've got a huge photo job coming up, so I need some practice tweaking the photos... I'll give Picasa2 a shot. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll repost if I make something decent.
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Old Jun 9, 2006, 6:07 PM   #4
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Darren-

Hope you don't mind, I ran your forum image through Picasa2 and used its standard Auto Contrast to get this result:



And your original using a bit of shadows slider, sharpen slider and a tad of minus saturation to arrive at this image..





Of course, PSE4 offers a bit more powerful PP tweaks but at $70 or so...

LVL Adj+Focus Magic - 2-pixel OOF at 50%+Bottom Crop+Adj Lighting-4% Darken Highlights/+10% Midtone Contrast + USM - 36% - 0.7-pixels - 3-levels gave this image






Good luck on your pending photo project!
Let me know if you'd like me to delete the posted images...
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