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Old Apr 27, 2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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shot at our local fireworks display on 4th of July '05.


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Old Apr 27, 2006, 3:40 PM   #2
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you have done well to capture this

fireworks are tricky to get right.

I think in this situation you shoud run the image through ps and try to bring the black level in. You can see in the shot tht the sky isnt totally black and it has this haze to it which is drawing away the dynamic effect of the light. Try tht and see what it looks like.

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Old Apr 28, 2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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you have done well to capture this

fireworks are tricky to get right.

I think in this situation you shoud run the image through ps and try to bring the black level in. You can see in the shot tht the sky isnt totally black and it has this haze to it which is drawing away the dynamic effect of the light. Try tht and see what it looks like.

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Not quite sure what you mean with this. I have ps elements... not the full photoshopcs2. Am I missing something?
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Umm do you have levels in ps elements?

if you do try moving the far left levels indicator to the right and see the black level look a lot nicer, i wil try it wen i get home to show u


Actually looking at this shot on my lcd at work it looks perfect.
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yeah, I have the levels... just had to think of what exactly you were saying... sorry.

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yea now i am at home on my calibrated monitor i can see dark haze in the sky.

like below

changing levels in this case can rteally increase the dynamic feel to it. really vibrant fireworks


all i did was push dark level and high level across a little bit. nothing else done. and see even the colours come out too
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Old Apr 28, 2006, 1:53 AM   #7
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like this see below



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Gotcha... thanks. I did very little work with levels in the past... haven't really done much with ps other than cropping, etc, and usually did 'auto levels' in the past.

Any other techniques are apprecaited. a lot of my pics are on http://photos.yahoo.com/wrestlinboy

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Gotcha... thanks. I did very little work with levels in the past... haven't really done much with ps other than cropping, etc, and usually did 'auto levels' in the past.

Any other techniques are apprecaited. a lot of my pics are on http://photos.yahoo.com/wrestlinboy

thanks again!

no worries man

most of the time i just use midtone adjustment but in this situation with the massive difference inrange it seemed to work

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I think you did pretty well here. I've tried this and know it's not easy.
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