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Old Oct 14, 2010, 2:44 PM   #11
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Still have time to play. I passed fora infusion, waiting on them now.

I really like the b&w. Hard to day on the others on my phone. I do notice when I preview my pictures in picasa that before they switch to the full image I see banding in a lot of mine. Don't know how to describe the switching, but I see a basic image then it pops to the full version.

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 6:08 PM   #12
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Still have time to play. I passed fora infusion, waiting on them now.

I really like the b&w. Hard to day on the others on my phone. I do notice when I preview my pictures in picasa that before they switch to the full image I see banding in a lot of mine. Don't know how to describe the switching, but I see a basic image then it pops to the full version.

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Does the word "refining" show up on the screen? Picasa takes a moment to get the image complete, especially if it is a RAW file.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 6:55 PM   #13
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In my early days of digital photography, before I had a decent digital camera, I spent a lot of time in post processing to produce more "painterly" images from the somewhat bland results I got from my first digital camera. I think I may get back to more of that, and this image has pointed the way for me. I will concentrate more on composition and then play with the results to get what I want from it.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 12:09 AM   #14
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i like the second black and white

thanks for having a go
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I thought it was best to revive this thread than to start a new one. Here is one of my October pictures with more sharpening, a little extra saturation and some level adjustment to darken the shadow areas. I think the slightly out of focus dog looks a little better in this version.
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:43 PM   #16
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Sharpened, levels and saturation on a colourful playground piece. Notice how the wind has made the ice crystals stand in one particular direction.
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Sometimes more color works well for images... but it's so darn easy to overdo things, that's why I am mostly hesitant to go all the way.

Thanks for the idea to start b&w conversion with a oversaturated image!

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Old Dec 12, 2010, 2:33 PM   #18
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Magnificent shot with that ice, supercolor
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 2:56 PM   #19
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Love the ice on the red playground set - a very cool shot! The first one isn't bad, but the slightly oof dog is the first thing I looked at (understandable, since I love dogs). It's always a juggling act to balance sharpness and saturation - too much saturation can take away detail you might otherwise have. But having too little color can make a good photo look blah. And everyone has different tastes.
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Love the ice on the red playground set - a very cool shot! The first one isn't bad, but the slightly oof dog is the first thing I looked at (understandable, since I love dogs). It's always a juggling act to balance sharpness and saturation - too much saturation can take away detail you might otherwise have. But having too little color can make a good photo look blah. And everyone has different tastes.
This is entirely my fault, I was using the M 100mm f4 macro and my focus should have been on the dog since DOF extends much farther behind the subject than in front. It was about -15C at the time and I didn't take the time to do it right, shame on me.
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