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    High ISO fun

    This isn't particularly real high ISO (1250), but I discovered by using a high pass sharpening, then reducing the noise (specifically the color noise), then resharpening using a conventional sharpen range (I think this was 110, 1.4, 3), the image took on a rather painterly quality. Probably helped that it was shot right at dusk.

    I did use a number of new layering techniques I learned while at my workshop and applied a low opacity version of the Jiro Effect prior to doing any sharpening.

    The second image is not post sharpened for the web...hmmmmmmm, I think I might like it better and it may be it works better because of the new sharpening techniques I am experimenting with. Opinions?

    Critiques and comments always welcome.

    High ISO fun

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    Re: High ISO fun

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    The second image is not post sharpened for the web...hmmmmmmm, I think I might like it better and it may be it works better because of the new sharpening techniques I am experimenting with. Opinions?

    Critiques and comments always welcome.

    High ISO fun

    High ISO fun
    I do prefer the second Chris - because the first appears to have too wide a radius (and amount?) of sharpening applied.

    My post downsize sharpen is (almost) never more than 0.3px radius and the amount usually between 60 and 100%. Threshold as low as possible; 0, 1, 2 or 3 max. if necessary (i.e. noise an issue after resize due to my excessive cropping), I'd undo the resize, de noise then down size and sharpen again.

    I played with various sharpening methods a while ago and have settled on USM in preference to the others, mainly because I'm ignorant and lazy (no actually, I'm very serious about that; I really am)

    Cheers,

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    Re: High ISO fun

    I've already gone that route as I kept looking at the non-post sharp image and decided I liked it best as well...I was at .3 and 0 but was at 147 on the tops side..brought that down to 78 and it cleaned up well.
    Last edited by MiniChris; 5th July 2011 at 11:23 PM.

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    Re: High ISO fun

    I prefer the second. The first looks almost unreal.

    Where was that image taken?

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    Hampton Beach

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    Re: High ISO fun

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    That's what I thought.

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