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    Two from US Capitol

    Both taken with Nikon D90 & Sigma 10-20

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    Re: Two from US Capitol

    Excellent clarity and depth of field. Interesting angles as well.

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    Thanks. Would you mind explaining what clarity is? I've heard it spoken about, but I can't figure out what it is.

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    Re: Two from US Capitol

    Quote Originally Posted by eNo View Post
    Would you mind explaining what clarity is?
    In essence, simply "How clear it is". Think of a scene taken on a clear day, and one taken with fog around ... the former would inherantly have more clarity (in basic terms).

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    Re: Two from US Capitol

    Nice pictures you've got there.

    But it would be nice to see some more contrast in the photo's. The thing I like in black-white pictures are when they show a large contrast with nearly black zones as well as nearly white zones and a whide spread between them (don't know if my dutch-english makes sense to you). These photo's are quite gray over all, and don't have stong highlights or shadows. Maybe you can tweak this a bit with photoshop. I guess it would make the photo's more interesting and it would add some more atmosphere and tension.

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    Re: Two from US Capitol

    Thanks, JK. You are right. There are blacks, but, even though we get close in the 2nd shot, no pure whites. Unfortunately, it was quite overcast and late in the day, so the lighting was not in favor of contrast. As it is, I had to PP to bring out shadows while keeping a potentially bright/gray sky in check, so yes, that's going to reduce range in contrast. I'll have to take a look at adding contrast, but I have a feeling these aren't the sorts of shots that will benefit from it.

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    Re: Two from US Capitol

    No, I think it wouldn't give a nice result when you really try to add contast instead of just improving it in photoshop. So basiccaly the photo should have a large contrast of itselve which could than be improved in photoshop. Things a would recommend to make series of photos with a bigger contrast is shooting in bright daylight or by night. (I recently got a nice result out of taking a picture of the Rathaus in Vienna by night, which was lit, and make a black-white out of it.)

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