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Old Aug 2, 2005, 12:51 PM   #1
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Some details of the original (although this one was shrunk so it would upload;

File size: 2.9 MB
Resolution: 2816 x 2112 pixels
Quality: Fine
Light metering: Matrix
Shutter speed: 1/640 seconds
Aperture stop: F7.9
Exposure comp.: -1.33EV
Focusing mode: Infinity
Flash mode: Off
Sharpness: Soft
Saturation: High
Contrast: Normal
White balance: Day Light
Sensitivity: ISO 50 equivalent
Filter: Purple
Enhancement: Off
Digital zoom: Off
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Old Aug 2, 2005, 10:52 PM   #2
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Here's a different cropping...
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Old Aug 3, 2005, 8:15 AM   #3
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I can see the benefit of that in a pure picture sense. (The landscape format was used as this is my current desktop pic).



I am open to other comments (good or bad)
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Old Aug 3, 2005, 10:04 AM   #4
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i might have added just a bit of warmth to this scene to intensify the colors and to take the cool cast out of the clouds.. what did this scene look like about 20 minutes later? did the clouds move in too fast? it almost seems like you jumped the gun on this one and that the suns rays aren't at their fullest glory yet.

i prefer the second edit.

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Old Aug 3, 2005, 10:08 AM   #5
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Yes interesting cloudscape, but IMHO: way too much dead space in the original.
I prefer the cropped version.

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Old Aug 3, 2005, 12:21 PM   #6
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The cloud blocked the sun pretty much after the shot was taken. The chance didnt arise to get that "rays" look, unfortunately.



Dustin, you say you would add warmth, can I ask how?



This one was taken a few moments before with a red filter instead of the purple one;

File size: 2.7 MB
Resolution: 2816 x 2112 pixels
Quality: Fine
Light metering: Matrix
Shutter speed: 1/500 seconds
Aperture stop: F7.9
Exposure comp.: -0.67EV
Focusing mode: Infinity
Flash mode: Off
Sharpness: Soft
Saturation: High
Contrast: Normal
White balance: Day Light
Sensitivity: ISO 50 equivalent
Filter: Red
Enhancement: Off
Digital zoom: Off
Model name: EX-P600


Please note the quality on the original is much better, this was just a quick crop for comparison sake (colour wise).



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Old Aug 3, 2005, 12:51 PM   #7
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here is a crude edit..i am surely going to get flamed for this not being a true representation of nature probably for this, but oh well, its art, not a documentary.. anyways, all i really did was play with the levels adjustment and then i boosted saturation.. i tweaked the individual channels until i got a "sunset" like effect..


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Old Aug 3, 2005, 1:14 PM   #8
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what software are you using/would you recommend?



Any decent how to manuals for the software?
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i used photoshop cs2 for this.. but its quite expensive.. i would recommend Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 for a beginner.. it will do much of what CS2 will do for about 6x less expensive, and then if you ever get serious and want to move up to CS2 you will be able to take what you learned and apply it easily..

i recommend the photoshop for photographers series by Scott Kelby..

good luck, dustin
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Old Aug 4, 2005, 2:20 AM   #10
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ok thanks (I might be able to get hold of a copy of cs2 to try).



update - was able to get cs2 (version 9.0) dont know if its the latest but seems to be fairly new anyway so cant be that far off and have ordered Photoshop CS2 for Digital photography by Scott Kelby (thanks for the heads up - it gets good reviews as being useable rather than just a big old manual).
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