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    Rocks

    Saw something to like in the textures especially the dry/wet lichen in the first 2.

    #1 is a HDR, #2 is normal.

    #3 is an attempt at selective colouring.

    Somewhat unhappy that the foremost rock came out blurred. Will have to be more careful with DOF in future. Using the 70-300L instead of the shorter lens. It was drying from the drenching it got a bit earlier while trying to get some waterfall shots.

    Comments appreciated and welcomed.

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    Rocks

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    Rocks

    #3
    Rocks

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    Re: Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Somewhat unhappy that the foremost rock came out blurred. Will have to be more careful with DOF in future.
    That was going to be my comment .... until I saw that you had made it yourself!

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    Re: Rocks

    I like #1, I like the detail and water; not too mushy.

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    Re: Rocks

    For me, it is definitely #2. The most natural, although I wonder if it might take a slight increase in highlights to produce a little extra contrast.

    Or a slight touch of Local Contrast Enhancement might be worth a try.

    Either way, just a little; don't overdo it.

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    Re: Rocks

    Thanks Donald, Steve, Geoff.

    Yes LCE might be worth a try. I don't know if it is PIcasa but recently have found that uploaded images seem slight "washed-out" but look just fine on the monitor. Have had to increase contrast beyond what I normally would do to counter that. Sometimes I forget of course.

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    Re: Rocks

    There are a number of things which can cause slight reduction of quality in uploaded images.

    Using a colour profile other than sRGB or failure to resharpen after a substantial image downsize are a couple of the commonest causes.

    Uploading with too large a file size so the photo gets automatically resized by the host site is another.

    But some shots just seem to appear somewhat pale and soft when uploaded; particularly if they were a little low in contrast to start with.

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    Re: Rocks

    Thanks Geoff, could be either the 2nd or 3rd cause. Will try to resize/shapen next time something is uploaded.

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