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Old Mar 23, 2006, 8:52 PM   #11
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I actually think I like the pre-edit better. The clouds seem very soft to me, but the noise in them gives them a bit of an edge. Removing the noise makes them seem more out of focus than just soft. Just MHO. Nice work.
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Old Mar 23, 2006, 9:52 PM   #12
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Now, this may only work considering its current presentation (ie: LCD monitor and small resolution image) but I too prefer the original. The noise seems to add to the image for me. It gives it a 'Mad Max feel'. Showing my age now. Cheesy movie reference aside... I think it adds to the thought provoking presentation. Nice composition with nice lines. Effective use of silhouette . The sky is fill of rich colours and textures. Ahhh...I think that's where the noise comes in... it adds some additional texture to the image.
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Old Mar 23, 2006, 10:19 PM   #13
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Scot I would vote for the original. I think the grains add something to it. Regards. Jaki
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 12:40 AM   #14
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I agree with Jaki, the latter edits are too 'chocolate-boxy' for my tastes. the original has an 'earthy' feel about it which I think is appropriate given theconveyor outlines(?) in the foreground.
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 1:19 AM   #15
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I also think the original picture is better, it has more details esp. in the cranes areas. However you can still remove noise more "delicately " i'd say, : run "Neat image" less aggresively, and then use some history brush to apply it in selected areas, avoidimg applying to edges.

I use "neat image" and I think it's THE best noise remover todate. Just use it intelligently
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 1:38 AM   #16
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conveyers they be, steve.

mornin' mate!

the request for the fixing in this shot got a bit out of hand for i did not specify what

i was concerned about.

the clouds themselves were not as much of an issue as the noise of the open sky.

i have acquired NEAT and will apply as soon as i can see straight. :?

been at the 'puter all day and my eyes and brain are killing me!


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Old Mar 24, 2006, 8:22 AM   #17
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Hey, that image is amazing especially the colours in the sky. Did you a certain filter to acheive the effect?
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 11:01 AM   #18
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I don't see a great deal of noise, and what I do see adds to the shot. Lovely colours, silhoutte & composition.
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