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Residue from the lifting Fog
Lens: Sigma 105mm Macro Camera: Pentax K-5 Photo Location: Perth Western Australia 
Posted By: eaglem, 04-11-2012, 08:45 PM

not that we get many Fogs in Perth



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04-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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Well, you certainly got good value from that fog. Well captured.
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You're killing me with these great images day after day. I'm still going to post a couple of mine now, but with less gusto/oomph/confidence than before.
Go'on, share some secrets - it is the camera settings, or the PP? (I mean I already know the skill of the photographer )
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Using the elements to the maximum, another EM original.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rayallen Quote
Well, you certainly got good value from that fog. Well captured.
Thanks for those words.

QuoteOriginally posted by MSL Quote
You're killing me with these great images day after day. I'm still going to post a couple of mine now, but with less gusto/oomph/confidence than before.
Go'on, share some secrets - it is the camera settings, or the PP? (I mean I already know the skill of the photographer )
Okay let's see what I can do to help. Firstly I only use the centre focus point and have turned all the others off as I find it not only confuses me but the camera as well. By using a shutter speed between 250 - 400 /per sec you'll rid yourself of any camera shake. I look at an aperture of between F8 and F11 which seems to be pretty sweet for me and helps with sharp focus and DOF. Shooting mainly on Tav setting allows me to select this formular while the camera sorts out the ISO. No amount of PP will help if you don't start out with a reasonably sharp image in the shot.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the Topaz DeNoiser 5.0 plugin to rid the shot of any noise. The first thing I generally do is increase the contrast while decreasing the brightness, this tends to sharpen the image and you may need to do this a couple of times until you are satisfied with the result. I then do a quick run through with CS5's noise reducing which is found under the Filters section. And if the image needs further noise reduction I run it through Topaz. Cropping is also important to get the right look or to increase the image size. If you need further sharpening you'll find that under Filters as well but select "Sharpen Edges" as that will work better for you.

Hope this helps you.

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Using the elements to the maximum, another EM original.
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Love this one EM. Nice DOF, drops spot on too. TFS.
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Your detailed notes help a lot, even if I don't have CS5 yet to play with. Looks like for serious pictures I need to fire up GIMP rather than using FastStone (both free programs). Arrg - I barely have enough time to take pictures, even less for intensive PP [sigh].
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You've got me going Em.I'm going to try some macros with droplets on them.So many things to try.--charliezap

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C'est très bien ...

Bonjour,

Nice one ... I need to do some PP (more often) ... so, just bought LR3 in mid-Feb and a guidebook in French ... and awaiting the LR4 upgrade.

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Thanks for the replies there guys, only too happy to help.
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