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Old Oct 12, 2009, 11:13 PM   #51
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Yes, you are really correct, Hiro-

You have made an excellent point. Sometimes it is simple additions such as a good tripod that can make a real difference in our photos.

Even a $17.95 tripod from Walmart can make a real and very measurable difference in our photos.

Thanks for posting, Hiro!

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 11:17 AM   #52
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OMgosh all your photos are amazing. I haven't even thought of an olympus but they look really good.
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 11:19 AM   #53
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Hiro-

I moved a copy of your TR-6 photo over to this thread so we could discuss photo process a bit. I hope that you do not mind. Thanks!

You mentioned that you had mixed lighting: sunlight from the window on the right hand side of the photo at the rear and some incandescent lighting as well. As you noted, the photo had a bit of a yellow cast to it due to the light bulb.

Here is how the original photo looked as you posted it.

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Hiro-

I moved a copy of your TR-6 photo over to this thread so we could discuss photo process a bit. I hope that you do not mind. Thanks!

You mentioned that you had mixed lighting: sunlight from the window on the right hand side of the photo at the rear and some incandescent lighting as well. As you noted, the photo had a bit of a yellow cast to it due to the light bulb.

Here is how the original photo looked as you posted it.

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Hi Sarah-

Of course, I don't mind it at all. Anytime!

BTW, the image lost some details a bit, so here we go again.

ISO 400, 0.4 s, f/5.6, auto WB, center weighted metering, hand-held



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Hi there, Hiro-

Thanks for your permission.

The quickest treatment, in view of the lighting and background, might be to just lift the TR-6 out of the photo and mount it on a new background.

I was working with a low resolution copy, so let's see how this might look. if i had had the original full resolution photo, the image would not have jaggies at the edges. However, this is a quick technique to save a "have to have" photo with a very distracting background.

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Yes, you are really correct, Hiro-

You have made an excellent point. Sometimes it is simple additions such as a good tripod that can make a real difference in our photos.

Even a $17.95 tripod from Walmart can make a real and very measurable difference in our photos.

Thanks for posting, Hiro!

Sarah Joyce
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I'll make it short as I don't really want to go off topic. I got the Dolica AX620B100 from Newegg.

http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B1.../dp/B001D60LG8

As my system is very light, it works great for my purpose. I think it's a good starter tripod w/ball head.



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Hi there, Hiro-

Thanks for your permission.

The quickest treatment, in view of the lighting and background, might be to just lift the TR-6 out of the photo and mount it on a new background.

I was working with a low resolution copy, so let's see how this might look. if i had had the original full resolution photo, the image would not have jaggies at the edges. However, this is a quick technique to save a "have to have" photo with a very distracting background.

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Sarah-

Yep, the body color was just like that.

Here is my version of the post processing so far.



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Old Oct 13, 2009, 12:42 PM   #58
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Hiro-

Thanks for the link. That looks like a great starter tripod. I like the levels built into it. Tripods are one thing that you tend to hang on to for a long time. I have an old Quick-Set brand tripod that I keep set-up in our Family Room ready for use. I bought that tripod when I was a junior in high school back in 1953.

So now that tripod is entering its 57th year of service. I wish all my investments were a productive as that one.

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Sarah-

I tried it, but it's very difficult to do it using a regular mouse. I might still have an old trackball mouse somewhere though...



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Hiro-

I like your post processing sample. It nicely gives the illusion of speed and does away with the cluttered background. Nicely done!

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