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Posted By: Sailor, 12-27-2011, 04:35 PM

Granddaughter Claire gets her first taste of her new Christmas roller skates. The pic is too dark and perhaps over sharpened - my Christmas present was a new iMac and I'm stumbling around trying to learn Aperature (trial download) without actually reading anything. Also, I inexplicably had my EV comp set at -0.5 - probably because I forgot to reset it from a previous shot.

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12-27-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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Hi

There isn't really anything much wrong with this image, on my monitor (calibrated) the colour reproduction looks fine, I don't think its too dark, but I agree it is a bit over sharpened. One can see this on the white edge halos. White and black edge halos are more of a problem when sharpening is applied to a JPG image. In RAW it is a problem also of course but it seems to manifest itself more at an aggressive sharpening level.

I think it is a very nice family shot for the album.

What is it with girls of this age, they all seem to like "pink". My nieces daughter is the same. Oh, there is one thing missing, she has got every other guard but a mouth guard.

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Looks pretty well salvaged to me as well.
It's a family memory worth keeping, oversharpened or not.
Good one, Jer.
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Fantastic capture of a great moment, Jer! This is why we have cameras.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
oversharpened or not

Exactly right!
It's only us pixel hounds who will notice, (and comment on meaningless trivia like this) From time to time I have to pull myself into line, it is only an every day nice photo for heaven's sake.

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Jer, wonderful photo that brings back so many memories. Remember when we were kids, we would just slap the skates on and learn by our falls, bumps and bruises. Glad that Claire won't have the scars that we earned by just doing it. I think next year she will be ready for a Sunfish 14footer, just trying to help out with next years gift list. Thanks for sharing your family.
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Good Depth of Field, vivid colour and a story to boot! Well done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
There isn't really anything much wrong with this image, on my monitor (calibrated) the colour reproduction looks fine, I don't think its too dark,
Agreed. My monitor is calibrated as well and the colors and brightness look fine.

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The face on your grand daughter is just well....... priceless .So much to read in that expression.As for the exposure its in raw so I wouldn't be fussing over it ,its fixable and a new imac well
you have been good,i want your Santa TFS Jer

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Looks fine on this end Jer.I try to train myself in not being that fussy about every detail in my shots but we do know that we sometimes do get caught up trying to achieve that perfect shot..Happy New Year Mate.--capn zap
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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
Hi

There isn't really anything much wrong with this image, on my monitor (calibrated) the colour reproduction looks fine, I don't think its too dark, but I agree it is a bit over sharpened. One can see this on the white edge halos. White and black edge halos are more of a problem when sharpening is applied to a JPG image. In RAW it is a problem also of course but it seems to manifest itself more at an aggressive sharpening level.

I think it is a very nice family shot for the album.

What is it with girls of this age, they all seem to like "pink". My nieces daughter is the same. Oh, there is one thing missing, she has got every other guard but a mouth guard.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
Exactly right!
It's only us pixel hounds who will notice, (and comment on meaningless trivia like this) From time to time I have to pull myself into line, it is only an every day nice photo for heaven's sake.

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Thanks for the good comments, guys. What I didn't know when I posted this shot, that the monitor on my new computer adjusts green brightness automatically as ambient light changes. Since I PP'd and posted this image at dusk, it looked pretty dark by the time I inserted it into the forum; when I turned off the feature (or turn on the room light), the shot looks fine .

I do think I need to go a little easier on the sharpening with this new (to me) software.

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Agreed. My monitor is calibrated as well and the colors and brightness look fine.
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Looks pretty well salvaged to me as well.
It's a family memory worth keeping, oversharpened or not.
Good one, Jer.
Thanks for the kind words, my friend.

Jer

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Fantastic capture of a great moment, Jer! This is why we have cameras.
Lori, I appreciate it. Thanks much.

Jer

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Jer, wonderful photo that brings back so many memories. Remember when we were kids, we would just slap the skates on and learn by our falls, bumps and bruises. Glad that Claire won't have the scars that we earned by just doing it. I think next year she will be ready for a Sunfish 14footer, just trying to help out with next years gift list. Thanks for sharing your family.
Hey Bob, thanks much. We had a Sunfish in our early days of sailing and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sometimes, I miss that simple boat that gave way more than it took.

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Good Depth of Field, vivid colour and a story to boot! Well done.
Thank you, EM.

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The face on your grand daughter is just well....... priceless .So much to read in that expression.As for the exposure its in raw so I wouldn't be fussing over it ,its fixable and a new imac well
you have been good,i want your Santa TFS Jer

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Thanks so much, Ivan. I really appreciate the nice words.

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Looks fine on this end Jer.I try to train myself in not being that fussy about every detail in my shots but we do know that we sometimes do get caught up trying to achieve that perfect shot..Happy New Year Mate.--capn zap
Capn, thanks a lot. I'm not worried about the sharpening. I've used PSP for so many years, it'll take me a little while to get used to Aperature.

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Looks just right to me - and each facial expression is just perfect! Great story very well "told" here.
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Looks just right to me - and each facial expression is just perfect! Great story very well "told" here.
Thanks much for the nice words.

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