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SiJy 2019 Day 7

jyc860923

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Aug 29, 2018
104
Shenyang, China
Hi Folks, sorry I have to post the Day 7 thread a lot earlier than usual since I'm occupied later today, take your time and have fun.

As part of my weekly routine, I get lazy on the weekend and that means minimal efforts spent on shooting, and lots more post processing. This is what I've got for Day 7, Nino in the music room. I faked the lighting, cloned out the tear stains, cropped the bottom a little and probably should've done better dodge and burning. Shot with the M50 and 32 1.4.

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Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sunday morning and its freezing. There was a fog when I woke at 3 and let Toby out for a pee, but it was gone within about a half hour. Then, I needed to go to the supermarket for some odds and sods and fog had returned. Which was good, because when I left the house I had NO idea what I would photograph today, I just knew I'd have to do it fast because its too damned cold to be out for long. So, here's my favourite tree, fogbound.

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grebeman

Old Codgers Group
I'm hoping that weather front will slip south tonight giving me some cloud to work with in the morning.
Barrie
Be careful what you wish for, it did slip south with perhaps a little too much cloud, I do apologise to you guys further east than me where the cloud is also producing some rain.

For my part I went east along the A379 before dawn (I won't be able to do that for the next few days, it's due to close for roadworks). I had a lucky break on the beach at Beesands overlooking Start Bay with a break in the cloud at the right moment a little after sunrise. Could I have improved my chances at the taking stage? Yes, I should have tried using graduated neutral density filters to control the brightness of the highlights in the sky. The consequences of not doing so and hence underexposing to compensate were that I needed to use the digital equivalent of a graduated filter in post processing to bring back some drama into the clouds and then lots of dodging of the foreground which was underexposed. I also worked on an even more underexposed original and produced a more dramatic rendition of the scene but with more noise in the shadow detail, particularly the keel of the boat, although I don't feel it detracts from a monochrome image.

Is it true to the scene I witnessed? Probably not, it's a monochrome version after all and one use of monochrome is to emphasis mood and atmosphere above reality which is what I hope I've done here. The bus image on Day 6 is much closer to reality for a monochrome image with just a lifting of the shadows somewhat which I almost certainly would have done if I were reproducing that in colour. Is this image flawed, yes probably. However what looks like banding in the sea below the sunlit patch of sky is there on the raw file, what I can't remember is was it like that to the naked eye, if it was the brain ignored it I guess, if it wasn't then the sensor has created it.

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Sunrise - Beesands - Start Bay

Barrie
 

theoldsmithy

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2013
124
Cheshire, England
Getting really bored now...still, I managed a short walk down the lane yesterday, and I can do 5 laps of the front & back gardens without getting too tired. And there is no pain at all from my hip! Biggest problem is the swelling on the operation site, which at it worst gave me what my wife called a “Kardashibum”. That has almost gone now too.
Aaaanyway, I’m reduced to trying out the Sony picture styles. This one is the illustration effect.

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jyc860923

Veteran
Aug 29, 2018
104
Shenyang, China
Getting really bored now...still, I managed a short walk down the lane yesterday, and I can do 5 laps of the front & back gardens without getting too tired. And there is no pain at all from my hip! Biggest problem is the swelling on the operation site, which at it worst gave me what my wife called a “Kardashibum”. That has almost gone now too.
Aaaanyway, I’m reduced to trying out the Sony picture styles. This one is the illustration effect.

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I want to give that two likes.
 

Burkey

All-Pro
Apr 18, 2011
124
Northern New England
Be careful what you wish for, it did slip south with perhaps a little too much cloud, I do apologise to you guys further east than me where the cloud is also producing some rain.

For my part I went east along the A379 before dawn (I won't be able to do that for the next few days, it's due to close for roadworks). I had a lucky break on the beach at Beesands overlooking Start Bay with a break in the cloud at the right moment a little after sunrise. Could I have improved my chances at the taking stage? Yes, I should have tried using graduated neutral density filters to control the brightness of the highlights in the sky. The consequences of not doing so and hence underexposing to compensate were that I needed to use the digital equivalent of a graduated filter in post processing to bring back some drama into the clouds and then lots of dodging of the foreground which was underexposed. I also worked on an even more underexposed original and produced a more dramatic rendition of the scene but with more noise in the shadow detail, particularly the keel of the boat, although I don't feel it detracts from a monochrome image.

Is it true to the scene I witnessed? Probably not, it's a monochrome version after all and one use of monochrome is to emphasis mood and atmosphere above reality which is what I hope I've done here. The bus image on Day 6 is much closer to reality for a monochrome image with just a lifting of the shadows somewhat which I almost certainly would have done if I were reproducing that in colour. Is this image flawed, yes probably. However what looks like banding in the sea below the sunlit patch of sky is there on the raw file, what I can't remember is was it like that to the naked eye, if it was the brain ignored it I guess, if it wasn't then the sensor has created it.

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Sunrise - Beesands - Start Bay

Barrie
Barrie - That is an exquisite image. Kudos!
. . . David
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
124
Lexington, Virginia
Getting really bored now...still, I managed a short walk down the lane yesterday, and I can do 5 laps of the front & back gardens without getting too tired. And there is no pain at all from my hip! Biggest problem is the swelling on the operation site, which at it worst gave me what my wife called a “Kardashibum”. That has almost gone now too.
Aaaanyway, I’m reduced to trying out the Sony picture styles. This one is the illustration effect.

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This doesn’t look right on my iPad. It’s rotated 90 degrees CW and compressed. Probably an Apple thing.

Edit: @theoldsmithy, It looks fine on my Windows machine in my office. It's also a really nice image displayed correctly.:thumbsup:
 
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grebeman

Old Codgers Group
With apologies to Edward Weston. A "garlic plant" of some sorts.
. . . David
Hi David, I like the concept very much, however personally I find the out of focus curly bit that sticks up on the left rather distracting. It looks as though its well above the rest of the plant and would have required an extreme depth of field to get it in focus as well, or some rearrangement of the plant. Again just my personal opinion, someone else might say it adds something, we can all beg to differ and no one might be right.

Barrie
 

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