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01-23-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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Was on a 3rd floor rooftop, all around me where fireworks. I was taking a pic of one that was very far from me. Could I have adjusted something to avoid the smoke all around which gave a haze effect on my pic






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There is little you can do about the haze, but there is something you can do to improve contrast and clarity in PP. Firstly, balance the colours - there is too much yellow in these scenes - a more natural white balance alone would improve the look of this image greatly. Crop out the unnecessary negative space in #2. Decrease exposure and brightness, whilst increasing contrast - you may get better definition of the fireworks itself.
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@ash: thank you will try doing what you suggested
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@ash; followed what you advised and this is it. I see the difference, much better.






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There's an improvement there fore sure in the overall look of the images, and you can use colour balance to shift the yellows towards the blue a little and then boost some more contrast to get an even more defined result, whilst rendering the background elements more naturally.
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