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05-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #3121
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@dr_romix very nice! how do you manage not to get so much sharpness, so bright colors and no noise in these shots?
I used Topaz and Nik software PP...

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@Crosshair - very nice.

Here are a couple throwaways from a recent gig - both shot with the Sigma 70~200 FLD OS...



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thank you
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Re-developed version.




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Great skies and colours, mr. wizard! I would really like, however, to take a crack at straightening out the buildings in the first and third photos. This kind of lens distortion really spoils the photos for me.
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Nice shots mrjamesabels and joe.penn !

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I like the collection, FS999; the pelican (?) is good technique!

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QuoteOriginally posted by RM Barker Quote
Great skies and colours, mr. wizard! I would really like, however, to take a crack at straightening out the buildings in the first and third photos. This kind of lens distortion really spoils the photos for me.
RM baker.. thanks..
but i dont understand what do you mean by "to take a crack at straightening out the buildings in the first and third photos".
If you could tell me more so that i can learn something here.. i use DA16-50mm for thie shoot.
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@fs999 nice colors!
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@ Joe.Penn -
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Wow, throwaways?? Amazing quality, I'd love to see what you consider your good ones! Do you have a facebook page or deviantart page?
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mr.wizard: I'm sorry about the colloquialisms, "take a crack at" simply means "to try fixing". As far as I know, it is not the fault of your lens, it is simply what lenses do in certain circumstances. In the circumstances of your first photo, straight-edged buildings tend to "lean" inward, a problem with the name, "Perspective distortion". When we were using film in our cameras, there was nothing you could do about the problem; with digital, you can. Common editing software fixes the distortion very readily. Personally, I use both Adobe Photoshop Elements (versions 8 to 10 ) and Adobe Lightroom 4, both of which work well not only with perspective distortion, but with pin-cushion and barrel distortions and vignetting. If you give me permission to do so, I would show you the results of applying these techniques to your own photograph, the first one. Your third photo might be more difficult because the leaning subjects are so close. Fixing the distortion will end up having to crop a significant part of the bottom which will really spoil your photo. Perhaps, other members will be able to help you better than I can. Are we looking at downtown Kuala Lumpur? Bob Barker
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QuoteOriginally posted by RM Barker Quote
mr.wizard: I'm sorry about the colloquialisms, "take a crack at" simply means "to try fixing". As far as I know, it is not the fault of your lens, it is simply what lenses do in certain circumstances. In the circumstances of your first photo, straight-edged buildings tend to "lean" inward, a problem with the name, "Perspective distortion". When we were using film in our cameras, there was nothing you could do about the problem; with digital, you can. Common editing software fixes the distortion very readily. Personally, I use both Adobe Photoshop Elements (versions 8 to 10 ) and Adobe Lightroom 4, both of which work well not only with perspective distortion, but with pin-cushion and barrel distortions and vignetting. If you give me permission to do so, I would show you the results of applying these techniques to your own photograph, the first one. Your third photo might be more difficult because the leaning subjects are so close. Fixing the distortion will end up having to crop a significant part of the bottom which will really spoil your photo. Perhaps, other members will be able to help you better than I can. Are we looking at downtown Kuala Lumpur? Bob Barker
Hi RM baker..
thanks for your time to explain to me..
Now i understand. For the first time i thought the lean building is some kind of art in here
before this i shoot in AF mode this thing never happend but this time i use manual focus and this lean thing appeared.
I'll take note on this in future.
btw yes this at Kuala Lumpur.
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On top of Sgurr an Fhidlheir at dawn - the view was in the opposite direction to be honest but I just liked the first light hitting the rocky outcrop.

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Mr. Wizard: I was going to just let it pass, but, I do not think the perspective distortion has anything to do with whether you use auto or manual focus. Suggestion: go back to the same site where you took the picture of the buildings in the distance; take pictures using both auto and manual focus and closely compare the results, with repect to the perspective. GThere are many good books on the subject, including Physics books.
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