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Old Feb 15, 2010, 7:35 PM   #1
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I took this photo a while ago, but I figured I see if I could make it better. After I get some suggestions (and after the ice melts), I will try to retake this picture.


It was shot with a Olympus E-500.
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/50 Sec
Focal Length: 14mm
F-stop: 4.5

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Old Feb 15, 2010, 8:05 PM   #2
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tyarm, its a good subject matter and nice angle. The reflection of trees and sky is great. The main problem is the blown highlights in the top center portion. It can be corrected and should result in a keeper. You may not have to shoot it again.
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also, using a smaller aperture would have resulted in greater dof and better sharpness in the background
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How about posting a link to the hi res version and let us have a go at seeing if we can improve on it.
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 11:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions so far.

Walter-- I will try to correct the highlights and repost the results.

Bynx-- What is the easiest way to post a link to the high res pic? I do not have it on any other site.
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 11:31 PM   #6
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Here is the photo after a few minutes with photoshop. I'm not sure if I used the best tools that photoshop had to offer though, I'm still new to photoshop.
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Much better, and the bump in saturation helps as well.
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You could try posting to www.tinypic.com
Then copy the link and paste it into a post here. There are 4 different choices and its either the top one or the next one down -- I forget which.
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This doesn't quite work but if you just turn the image upside down it seems more balanced to my eyes:

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It would also help if you could sharpen it more. It seems rather blury, if it's because the dof is wrong or because of resizing I'm not sure. But if it's the dof you could try playing around with the sharpning tool in PS, it will not give you a perfect result, but can help. It helped a lot with added saturation, but the bluryness is still there.
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