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Old Jul 7, 2005, 9:00 PM   #1
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I think I oversharpened it for the web? It's better on my screen and print. Was wondering if there was a way to make it less noisy? Any and all comments are appreciated!




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Old Jul 8, 2005, 1:38 AM   #2
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Do have NeatImage? Thats what I use for noise.
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Old Jul 8, 2005, 5:28 AM   #3
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New Photoshop CS2 has noise reduction too. Seems OK to me
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Old Jul 8, 2005, 9:18 AM   #4
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All I have right now is Elements 2.0 and if there is a noise reducer there I haven't found it. Can't afford CS so maybe I'll check out NeatImage....Thanks for the replies!

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Old Jul 8, 2005, 11:17 AM   #5
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Personally , I think thats a helluva shot
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Old Jul 8, 2005, 11:26 PM   #6
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I like this pic very much too. Very big lightening!

Re. noise, I downloaded Picture Cooler - which has had good write ups. It's free.

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Old Jul 9, 2005, 5:44 AM   #7
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That is one heck of a shot. What settings did you use? I try and try to get a lightning shot - but no luck. By the time I see the lightning and press the shutter - it's gone. Did you anticipate the strike?
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 8:36 AM   #8
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Thanks for the compliments!

I used a 30 second exposure. For some reason it wasn't raining where I was at the time and you could see the big black cloud with a lot of lightning activity so I put my camera on a tripod and focused on that part of the sky and used the long exposure. Took more pictures without any lightning than I did with lightning but it was worth it. I only ended up with 2 shots and this is the best one.

Picture cooler huh? I'll have to look for that. You don't happen to know where to download it from do you? Thanks for the tip!

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Old Jul 9, 2005, 11:58 AM   #9
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Thanks for the specifics on how you got the shot. I'm going to try that.



You can download Picture Cooler here:

http://denoiser.shorturl.com/

And here is a site where numerous noise-reducing applications, including Picture Cooler are listed, tested, and rated. I use Grain Surgery but I think I will try Picture Cooler also, since it's free.

http://www.michaelalmond.com/Articles/noise_print.html
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That's really good timing you had there! I am a friggen pansy and when i try to take lightning shots i sit in my room inthe dark with my tripod and think about all the scary murderers standing behind me. then i sually sprint over to my bed and lay under my covers and then i eventually turn on a light. and then turn it off again and repeat the process. sooo that story was trying to lead me to talk about how i am impressed with your patience and non-scaredy-cat-ness. so.. kudos.
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