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Old Jun 7, 2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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I know I took this picture way too fast, it was underexposed, and I was to lost in the beauty of what I saw... so I didn't quite have all the camera settings right... but being new to the Pentax K7, could anyone offer advice on how to help this picture somehow, despite the quality of how it was taken. I love what I saw and experience, when the sun was still high enough in the sky but starting to set around 10:00 p.m. Any advice would be appreciate. The photo on the left is basically risized and brightened... the second photo according to my post-processing skills. I tried to preserve the beauty of this sunset and thus NOT over-lighten the photo so much that it looks like something that it wasn't.

Oh, I also played around with an art filter. Hope it worked.

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Old Jun 7, 2010, 1:05 PM   #2
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Default Just discovered a new resizing method for the above!!!

I just found a new way to RESIZE my photos. I just did not like the way PSE8 was resizing the photo above. Below is the a PSE8 Resized photo, and the second is resized with another programme, but the lighting and processing was done with PSE8. Now, please look again and tell me which is better. Thanks.
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Hey Ned,
On my monitor they all look good. I wouldn't say it was underexposed at all. I do think the PP you did made it that much better, brought out a bit more contrast and detail.
Lovely photo.
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Yes I agree with GW - #2 looks much better. Arty version doesn't work for me because of the treatment of the highlight areas.
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Thanks GW! With this NEW way of doing resizing... man, I am just as chuffed to bits as I can be. It has really turned a corner for me for post-processing... I resize with other software... and do the rest in PSE8.

Many thanks, indeed, for looking! All the best.

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Thanks Frogfish! The "art" attempt is only my second serious attempt... Just experimenting and having fun. Many thanks and all the best.

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Thanks GW! With this NEW way of doing resizing... man, I am just as chuffed to bits as I can be. It has really turned a corner for me for post-processing... I resize with other software... and do the rest in PSE8.

Many thanks, indeed, for looking! All the best.

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I did a simple change in color space from sRGB to Pro photo colorspace then converted the colorspace back to sRGB before saving it. Looks better to me as it preserves that golden sunglow. How do you like it?

First the first one you posted then the changed one from me.
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This is great, Ed, but could I trouble you to do it again, using the very last picture, the one that is sharpened??? Many kind thanks, my friend.

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I did the resizing using IrfanView... then I went back to PSE8... what what a world of difference. Thanks.

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