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    Strands

    No idea what this plant is but it looked nice.

    Looking at light a lot more then I used to.

    How does this come across? Good, bad, so so? And tips of course.

    Thanks.

    Strands

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    Re: Strands

    Hi,

    how did you do the picture background?

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    Re: Strands

    You mean in PP or for the shot?

    PP was minimal - just a bit of contrast adjustment, denoise and sharpening. A small crop to place it in a better position.

    For the shot - it was taken at 5.6, 300mm. Weather was very overcast so had to push ISO to 1600 to get enough speed to kill the breeze. There was good separation between subject and background but @300mm the background would have been knocked out anyway even if the background had been closer.

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    Re: Strands

    Bobo,

    The Strands has some visible halo to it. Did you bump up the Clarity on PP?

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    Re: Strands

    Thanks Chriss. Clarity not used. Did not notice the black haloing before but do now that you mention it.

    Here is the same pic at default ACR settings ie Blacks 5, Brightness 50, Contrast 25, sharpening turned off. Except for noise removal and a slight crop no other pp has been done on this one.

    Strands

    How does one give it a bit of a pop without introducing any halos?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Strands

    That's better

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    Re: Strands

    Thanks Jim.

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    Re: Strands

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Thanks Chriss. Clarity not used. Did not notice the black haloing before but do now that you mention it.

    Here is the same pic at default ACR settings ie Blacks 5, Brightness 50, Contrast 25, sharpening turned off. Except for noise removal and a slight crop no other pp has been done on this one.

    Strands

    How does one give it a bit of a pop without introducing any halos?

    Thanks.
    Yes this is better. To make it perfect, the right part of the background need to be cloned so you won't have the red`ish blur to it. (see what i mean)?

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    Re: Strands

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    How does one give it a bit of a pop without introducing any halos?
    How did you do it in the first post Bobo?
    LCE with USM? (for the benefit of anyone that doesn't know; Local Contrast Enhancement with UnSharp Mask)
    If so, what settings?

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    Re: Strands

    Thanks Chriss and Dave - will redo and see what comes up. Will post later.

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    Re: Strands

    Re-do. Somewhere between the first and 2nd versions.

    Strands

    Appears better but will defer to the experts. Thanks.
    Last edited by Bobobird; 15th November 2011 at 05:17 PM.

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    Re: Strands

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Re-do. Somewhere between the first and 2nd versions.

    USM/soft light, bit of a curves push, toned down the top right side.

    Strands

    Appears better but will defer to the experts. Thanks.
    I'm no expert but its much better with the top right toned down. Bobo, didn't you have a similar image like this on a portrait style? Im not sure if it was yours but i saw that images few months back that I liked a lot.
    Last edited by Crovean; 15th November 2011 at 06:05 PM.

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    Re: Strands

    Thanks Chriss - noticed that and redid and replaced the redo just as you posted I think. Sorry about that,

    The right side is fixed.

    Not sure what you mean about the "other" images. I do sometimes take such type of pics. Will have to search and see.

    I did try a portrait crop but there is not enough "breathing" space left and right so kept the wide version.

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    Re: Strands

    Yes, this updated image is perfect!


    I am not sure if it was your image but I did see a similar image few months back and I liked it a lot. Too lazy to find it hehehe.

    by the way i just saw this: "How does one give it a bit of a pop without introducing any halos?"

    I believe you just answered your questions. The updated image Pops out and no halos to it.

    cheers!

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    Re: Strands

    Thanks very much Chriss for mentoring me through this.

    Learned a lot about haloing.

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