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Old Jul 9, 2009, 1:14 AM   #1
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Old Jul 9, 2009, 1:19 AM   #2
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This is looking west from my balcony. Sunsets are often spectacular.
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Old Jul 10, 2009, 2:23 AM   #3
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Thanx for sharing your view, Paul. The brick masonry hint of the existance of a fireplace to barbecue in balcony to go well with ice cold beer in some lovely evenings I suppose : )

Below I did a little pp at PS concerning sharpening, noise removal and colour balance. Hope it works for you.
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A rather dismal scene, no exif on photo, too much foreground
what catches the eye is the house at the end of the road which
would be my center of attention only it's position is too high up
and off to the left in the photo.

At 88k the photo file size is also too small for a proper edit

I tried a crop as an edit to reposition the center of attention.
and applied the rule of thirds.
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Nice edit from bahadir, it has clarified the scene more
and increased the file size to 244k
Compression of a jpg of less than 95% also results in
a noticeable loss of image quality........musket

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The line off cars was the reason for taking the picture. They are cop cars. Investigating a neighbor down the hall from me who had been dead for about a week. I dont know why I had trouble with the file size but I couldnt get it the right size. I had to jpeg it to way down in size from normal. Nice job Bahadir.
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Wonderful view and photo.
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.... I dont know why I had trouble with the file size but I couldnt get it the right size. I had to jpeg it to way down in size from normal....
As jpeg works by looking for and encoding repeated patterns and runs of similar colour, it's perhaps the large area of fussy tree detail. This has lots of subtle colour variation, and the fractal-like pattern in the trees is obvious to the clever human eye and brain. But as each lump of foliage is subtly different, it's a big challenge for a dumb computer. I have the same problem with my equivalent bedroom window views of hedges and crops.

You have a nice view. My daughter and her bloke live in a 3rd floor flat in Perth, Scotland. Peering sideways from their kitchen they have a fine green space leading to the 'silvery Tay', to compensate for being in a city with nearby busy roads. No balcony, though, and my camera's less good than me at squinting sideways though a closed window.
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