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    Icy Dew Drops

    Am trying to learn about sharpness, a photo of some of my work.
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    Re: Icy Dew Drops

    Hi David,

    First off; welcome to the CiC forums from me.

    Any comments are welcome.
    The two things that struck me first about this were;
    It is over exposed.
    The sharp foreground stick in lower left corner attracts my attention away from the ice.

    If you have it RAW, you may be able to fix the exposure with the Recovery tool in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) and cloning would remove the stick and leaves.

    I also think you don't need all that on the right; a square crop from the left hand edge makes the ice drops far more prominent in frame.

    Am trying to learn about sharpness
    At the risk of overloading you with negatives, since you asked about sharpening, yes it could be sharper, but I see noise already. I suspect you sharpened the full size image, with a low threshold and that has made the noise visible. My recommended workflow (well I use it anyway), is to only sharpen after you have downsized the original to the 1440 x 960 for web viewing we see here. I would typically use 80%, 0.3px and threshold of 0 or 1 for an image like this, at least as a starting point.

    I do like the lighting and you did well to spot it, many walk straight past this kind of thing because they don't pay attention.

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: Icy Dew Drops

    Thank You David for the comments and suggestions, I have a long way to go, but am will to learn and try. Thanks Again

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    Re: Icy Dew Drops

    David: I have done some adjusting to the photo Icy Dew Drops, for the better I hope! To give some insight to the settings in camera raw. crop to 8.5 x 11 w/b 5500 Exp. from +.60 to +.20, Sharp-104, radius-.9 Detail - 47 Noise reduction lum. 58. I hope I am on the right track, it does look better to me.Thank You for your suggestions

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    Re: Icy Dew Drops

    Hi David,

    Sorry I missed your reply - yes this does look better.

    Glad to help,

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