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Old Oct 11, 2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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A variation on John's Photoshop Magic post, this one is not a series of wonderfully sharp images but instead a simple image pushed beyond its limit in colour and black and white. First is the unaltered image, then the colour pushed image, then a moderately high contrast b&w version. Notice the halo caused by oversharpening has caused white lines to occur in the sky where the powerlines were (they are hardly even visible on the unaltered image.)
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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I really like #2, did u jsut use photoshop and increase saturation or was this a special plugin that provides some algorithm to do the enhancement?
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I really like #2, did u jsut use photoshop and increase saturation or was this a special plugin that provides some algorithm to do the enhancement?
Neither, I just used Picasa 3.8 to crop, saturate, sharpen and do a graduated tint to darken the area above the vegetation. It does not offer the control of Photoshop but is very easy to use. I may start to do more of this sort of thing, nothing extreme, just an artistic interpretation instead of a straight image.
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thanks for explanation, It worked very well
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I need to look at this on my good monitor, not the lousy one at work. But on it I really like your b&w high contrast version. At first I thought the banding in the sky was the K10's banding problem showing up but it's not - its in the sky, you can see it in the original, especially in the lower part of the sky on the right. Interesting how some extreme processing can change a picture.
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I need to look at this on my good monitor, not the lousy one at work. But on it I really like your b&w high contrast version. At first I thought the banding in the sky was the K10's banding problem showing up but it's not - its in the sky, you can see it in the original, especially in the lower part of the sky on the right. Interesting how some extreme processing can change a picture.
I used a blue filter for the black and white so the yellows and greens went dark and the sky and blue/gray buildings went much lighter.
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I also like #2 for some reason. As you say, it's over-processed, and it looks a bit over processed. But I still like it. I also like the B&W version very much.
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I like the effect of the over saturation, Ira.
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photo 2 looks really sunny and warm, almost tropical
i like the bw one too, a bit more detail in the hull of the boat and the shed roof would be nice though, like in the second colour photo
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photo 2 looks really sunny and warm, almost tropical
i like the bw one too, a bit more detail in the hull of the boat and the shed roof would be nice though, like in the second colour photo
Here is one using the graduated tint to darken the upper section of the image.
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