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pboerger Aug 21, 2010 11:27 AM

Impossible Task
 
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This shot was sent into the newsroom of a city council member getting an award. We guess taken with a cell phone. I don't believe anything can be done with it, but thought it would be fun to see the kind of shots we get. That's full size.

Bynx Aug 21, 2010 11:46 AM

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Size as and 200%

pboerger Aug 21, 2010 12:16 PM

As you are a master at this, this is probably as good as it is going to get. Nice try.

VTphotog Aug 21, 2010 6:56 PM

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Had a go. Bit of a noisy image to begin with, and not much resolution, but fun to play with. Took out some of the lens distortion as well as fixing up exposure and such.

brian

pboerger Aug 21, 2010 8:16 PM

I'll send these to my editor and we'll see what they look like in B&W on his monitor calibrated to the printer. Thanks for the tries.

pbjunkiee Aug 21, 2010 9:04 PM

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/a...20Work/lkj.jpg

shoturtle Aug 22, 2010 1:18 AM

That looks like a topaz edit

pboerger Aug 22, 2010 11:40 AM

pbjunkiee gets the prize, except there is no prize. Thanks again.

pbjunkiee Aug 22, 2010 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1132073)
That looks like a topaz edit

shhhh


topaz dejpg
topaz clean
topaz denoise
topaz sharpen
topaz detail

....

thkn777 Aug 26, 2010 2:42 PM

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Hm,
what about this one? I tried to spice up things without going too high with the noise. Sharpness/detail is way better than in the original, histogram works, manual denoise, color correction. I removed some sharpening artefacts (mostly horizontal halos from deconvolution, which I used to correct camera shake) manually. More noise reduction is always possible, but you can easily destroy the image if overdone.

Original image included to make it easier to compare.

Regards,
Th.


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