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    A Landsacape for C&C

    Hi,

    This is a scan of 4x6 print. The Photo was taken in 2002 near Naran, Pakistan. Will appreciate your comments and suggestions on this.

    Thanks


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    Re: A Landsacape for C&C

    Hi Bakhtiar,

    It would definitely stand some noise reduction and a sharpen up (before the border was applied).

    Composition, exposure and white balance are all quite good.

    Cheers,

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    Re: A Landsacape for C&C

    Thanks, Dave.

    A quick question. If I reduce the noise in the picture and then apply un-sharp mask will it again the noise levels?

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    Re: A Landsacape for C&C

    IMO, the vehicle makes this image because it provides scale to the immensity and barreness of the landscape. Since this is a scan from a small print, IMO, the quality is quite reasonable.

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    Re: A Landsacape for C&C

    Quote Originally Posted by Bakhtiar View Post
    Thanks, Dave.

    A quick question. If I reduce the noise in the picture and then apply un-sharp mask will it again the noise levels?
    No, not if you do it 'right' - e.g. in right order, with right software and using the right settings

    If you use a proper (third party) noise reduction program/add-on like Neat Image, Noise Ninja, etc., it will sample the image noise and cancel it out, not just blur fine detail.

    Also, when you do sharpen with USM, if you set the threshold above zero, that will avoid it 'locking on' and sharpening any noise remaining.

    Click the image to open both in LyteBox, then use Prev and Next to flick between them.

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    Neat Image + USM 130%, 0.3px and 1 threshold:

    A Landsacape for C&C

    This should normally be done before borders and captions are applied of course!

    Cheers,

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    Re: A Landsacape for C&C

    Thanks Dave great lesson! great example.

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    Re: A Landsacape for C&C

    Thanks Dave, this was really helpful.

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