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    Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    Hi Chris,

    I think the composition is basically OK, but I'd like to be able to see more detail ... so perhaps some sharpening?

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    I like it with soft focus. My first thought was of astronomical images -- a sun or nebulae -- the red/orange blending to yellows and whites

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    This is about as sharp as I can go without blowing out all the softer details...it was the soft focus look I was going for, but perhaps too soft...

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    This is about as sharp as I can go without blowing out all the softer details...it was the soft focus look I was going for, but perhaps too soft...

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    Hi Chris,

    I think this version is better, although personally, I'd still sharpen the centre area just a bit more.

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    It just looks over burned when I do that...I've tried everything, but given this was shot with a 50mm and not a macro, the depth of field wasn't as sharp. I am looking at buying a Sigma 2.8 105mm macro sometime soon.

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    How about this?

    USM = 150% @ 0.3 + minor levels tweaks (black point + brightness/midtones).

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    Hmmmmmmmm...I went there, but in a slightly different way and I think this might be because I am using an older LCD screen and it's harder for me to make very fine detail adjustments....I plan on curing that real soon. So, how's this?

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    Hmmmmmmmm...I went there, but in a slightly different way and I think this might be because I am using an older LCD screen and it's harder for me to make very fine detail adjustments....I plan on curing that real soon. So, how's this?

    Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey
    To my eye it looks OK, bit I still prefer my version. Don't forget to re-sharpen once you've down sampled -- and that sharpening pass needs to be done at 100% magnification. Normally I use Bicubic (not Bicubic sharper), and then sharpen with a USM @ 100% @ 0.3px (almost looks like you've forgotten this last output sharpening pass).
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 4th April 2011 at 11:13 AM.

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    I did not do the last sharpen...but when I get home today, I will, if for no other reason than to see how much it helps.

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    Re: Need to know if this is "TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE" or okey-dokey

    Final output sharpening is in the latest mini comp...(almost begrudgingly, he says) and it is better...learned all kinds of new tricks this weekend..thanks for sharing.

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