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Old Jul 11, 2005, 6:43 AM   #1
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I know this has been done to death, but I like it for this pic.

Any comments / suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 6:58 AM   #2
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And the original. (directly from camera, denoised and cropped)
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 9:08 AM   #3
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maybe it is just my screen but i can hardly see anything because it is so dark.
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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The original is very dark, thats why I increased the saturation a bit, and adjusted the curves just a little bit as well. The edited pic (#1) is still very dark. But that was the intention. I can make out the details on my monitor though.
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 10:34 AM   #5
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There is a lot of nice detail in this shot, but it's almost impossible to see. If that was your intention, then it works.

It doesn't take much to bring out the details here; the exposure is low, but all the detail is there... some levels, (say, maybe pull the whitepoint down to around 115)maybe a contrast mask, and this could really pop. I can't tell from your EXIF which camera you are using, but it does handle low light quite well.

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Old Jul 11, 2005, 10:57 AM   #6
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Its a S2,and I ran theimage through NeatImage.The thing is, this was not so low light. This was more like dusk. I was playing around with the apperature, ISO, and shutterspeed. I thought these were too dark when I reviewed on the LCD, but back on the computer I liked how it looked more than the brighter ones.

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Old Jul 13, 2005, 7:32 AM   #7
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Here is a ligther version. Moved the white point to 170 in levels.
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 1:35 PM   #8
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That's a lot better... there is enought detail for us to make out the compostion. You probably like your original better, but you have the advantage of knowing what the scene was. For the rest of us, we need a little help.

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Old Jul 13, 2005, 3:50 PM   #9
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There is good detail in the flower, but the image is just too dark to hold my attention. The center of the flower is almost invisible...it seems as if there is nothing holding the flower together. I appreciate the attempt at trying something different when photographing flowers.
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wow! what a difference. Nice Picture.
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