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    Editing attempt with Nik C&C please

    Hi,

    I have been scanning some old slides. I like this image of Zebras in Etosh NP in Namibia, because for me it sums up the dry and dusty feel (the whole herd must have been at least a couple of hundred animals).

    However the original is horribly noisy, I think largely because it was shot either on Ektachrome 200 or 400, (this was long before the days of IS, and I needed the speed). This is the original, I hope the noise shows (view at full size in Lytebox for best results).

    Editing attempt with Nik C&C please

    What I did, after improving a little in Lightroom, was to use Nik Dfine2 to reduce the overall noise by 200% (the maximum). I decided that I didn't mind the blurring that gave to the general scene, it's pretty dusty out there, but I wanted the four zebras to the right and the one in the middle distance to stand out, so I used control points to reduce the noise reduction to 100%. Then, I went into the Nik output sharpener and applied some sharpening to the same animals. I exported from LR with "sharpen for screen" selected, and this was my result.

    Editing attempt with Nik C&C please

    Comments gratefully received, and any suggestions as to improve the image, especially with the tools at my disposal (LR4, Nik collection, PSE11)

    Many thanks,

    DAve

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    Re: Editing attempt with Nik C&C please

    I'd say that was an excellent job, very well done.

    A significant improvement, I think, on what was an very good image to start with.

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    Re: Editing attempt with Nik C&C please

    Beautiful image, and the noise reduction looks very well done to me.

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    Re: Editing attempt with Nik C&C please

    David, it looks good to me. I can see a significant improvement in the sky when switching between images. Nice Zebras and a wonderful memory of your time in Africa.

    Best regards to you and Margalit.

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