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Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:41 AM   #81
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#60) "Piqued."


#61) "Undazzled."


Thank you for looking!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 3:41 PM   #82
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G'day mate

Yet again I am left to visually enjoy your latest offering to us - always wonderful to the eye. Aaahhhh - yes very pleasant

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 4:25 PM   #83
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Thank you, Phil.

#62) Living in the moment.
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#63) Finishing a chapter.


#64) Going off on another world.


#65) Writing in a journal.

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 4:41 PM   #85
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#66) Challenged to a duel by everyone in town.

(Caption inspired by the Jameson ad.)

#67) Carrying the world in the palm of the hand.


#68) Waiting for a miracle.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 4:21 PM   #86
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Miraculously,BRavoooooooooooo
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 7:15 PM   #87
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Fantastic, your work is outstanding..!!

Do you mind to share some details about your post processing?

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:14 PM   #88
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Thank you, Vaske_Obsidian, Marcelo.

Vaske, the man was eating breakfast. When I started shooting, as if in cue he looked up at the sign as if waiting for a miracle on 34th Street.

Marcelo, not at all I don't mind. I've actually shared my pp here at steves-digicams in various posts.

But basically, after shooting 10 or more shots (tripod-mounted) I pick 5 for HDR processing. I use Dynamic Photo HDR (DPHDR) which I think has an excellent anti-ghosting tool. The thread, http://forums.steves-digicams.com/1154431-post12.html, shows how I use DPHDR's anti-ghosting tool to retain the lone individual in the resulting HDR image while erasing all other moving people.

(A professional photographer who reviewed my work however says she prefers seeing blurred movements of people to emphasize the subject's being in solitude in the midst of NYC's hustle and bustle. Anyway...)

After DPHDR I use Topaz Labs products DeNoise, Adjust, and ReMask. I use ReMask because from the 10 shots I took I pick the one with best exposed sky and use it to replace the DPHDR-generated image's sky.

The rest of my pp is DeNoise, Adjust, and Photoshop to control white balance, lighting, saturation, etc. to my liking.

While DPHDR brings out rich detail especially in dark and bright areas, I'd say Topaz Adjust makes them come to life. On my camera's 4592x3056 resolution, I use the following Adjust "detail" slider values:

Strength 1.31
Detail Boost 1.40
Threshold 11
Radius 19.33
Sharpen 3.01

When shooting, my aperture is at the smallest -- f/22 or f/25 -- for sharp focus all around and for slow shutter speeds to blur or make invisible moving objects.

So essentially, to keep one still subject while removing all other moving objects, I'm taking advantage of what I call three happy accidents: small opening, slow shutter speeds, and DPHDR's anti-ghosting.

I hope this helps somewhat in giving you an idea.

#69) Trying to get things going.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:49 AM   #89
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Wow, that is most of what I expected.

Thank you so much for taking the time to wright and explain it in detail.

I really appreciate it.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:53 PM   #90
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You're welcome.

#70) Spellbound.
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