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Ninja - created by still26


Ninja
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  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6300
  • Exposure time: 1/50
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • ISO: 200

(1 year and 273 days ago)

avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

What an amazing difference between the before and after. I really like the high key treatment. Did you do that with a filter or just by adjusting levels and brightness?
The ninja pose also seems to follow the lines of the background which makes a very pleasing composition.

author says:

Hi, yes that is Nik Software High Key Filter which is nice because it has dynamic and standard lever and in playing with those levers details can be brought out. Thank you for your comments, very appreciated.

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.....and the band played on. - created by still26


.....and the band played on.
Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 3/4Score: 56.8% (25)2290 views
  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6300
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 100

(1 year and 273 days ago)

avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

The little statues are charming. You did a wonderful job of cloning the poles out of the scene.
I personally find the brightly coloured background a bit distracting. Have you tried it in BW?

author says:

I have but colour is a bit more exciting because it matches the music they are playing...thank you

(1 year and 273 days ago)


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Sunset Silhouette - created by skyangel


Sunset Silhouette
Favs: 0SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 4/4Score: 52.3% (0)4099 views
  • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION
  • Camera model: NIKON D5100
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 400

My aim was to capture a silhouette against a sunset. Please see SBS for my post processing explanation.

Any tips for improvement will be greatly appreciated. (1 year and 273 days ago)

avatar still26
still26 says:

Hi,

Here are my few thoughts on your image and post processing.

You mention that you wanted to achieve a silhouette against a nice sunset and you succeeded.

The time for silhouettes is morning light or setting sun light. You did a good job of cloning out the shadows that your hood created, however, it gave a vignette type of look which wasn’t all that bad but it wasn’t what you were gunning for.

The clone job nicely done, although you have some still showing through. If you try varying opacity layers as you clone you can further eliminate that without the telltale signs of cloning showing through.

Horizon is now straight. Details in shadows are more easily recovered when an image is underexposed, so when in doubt shoot underexposed rather than over. RAW or not RAW.

I like your image because the silhouette gives emotion or rather mood…you are a romantic at heart. Overall the image is a bit busy, following the KISS principle seems to work better for silhouettes…a strong dark focal point…uncluttered. My two cents worth.

author says:

Thanks for the feedback Olga. It's very much appreciated.

(1 year and 273 days ago)


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Cabbage Patch - created by still26


Cabbage Patch
Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 1/4Score: 61.2% (35)2235 views
  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6300
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 200

Please view this in high resolution to see the effect clearly.

Post processing involved Picassa photo storage software, free download, available from Uncle Google.

The process:

1. Crop photo.

2. Pencil sketch available in Picassa.

3. Worked with tones, shadows, highlights lever.

4. Added saturation because pencil software render it b/w only.


My Goal for using this technique was to highlight the veins and lines in the cabbage patch.

Original photo is in SBS as per contest rules.


(1 year and 275 days ago)

avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Very nicely done. The pencil sketch is subtle and highlights the veins beautifully. You also brightened the highlights well. The end result has a lot more light than the original.
Not sure what you mean by adding saturation to the pencil sketch?
Adding saturation to a black and white image doesn't make it coloured.

A suggestion for improvement....
Select highlights only and feather the selection by about 30-50 pixels. Copy it and paste on a new layer. Then change the blend mode to soft light. You can then change transparency to suit your taste. That should add another lighting effect to make it look like some sunlight is shining on the cabbage patch. Try it and see what you think.

author says:

Hi, in the pencil mode the image is only b/w but when I used the "saturation boost" button the colour flooded back in so the green came back.

I'm not sure I understand how to "feather the selection", how do you do that? You do know that I am photoshop challenged.

Thank you.

(1 year and 274 days ago)


skyangel says:

When you open photoshop, there is a box at the top labelled feather. Just type the amount of pixels into that box and any selection tool will automatically select a feathered edge. Remember to change it back to zero when you want sharp edge selections.
This video will show you what I am talking about.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og2frHOjpnA

I will just take your word for it re the saturation boost. I don't have Picassa so I have no clue how it works.

(1 year and 274 days ago)


author says:

thank you ...I've bookmarked that link but am wondering if dodge and burn would do the same thing?

skyangel says:

It most likely would but it would take a lot longer than just adding a soft light layer.

(1 year and 273 days ago)


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skyangel says:

Congratulations on scooping the pool. Well done.

author says:

Thank you

(1 year and 267 days ago)


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photonut says:

Congrats for 1,2 and 3

author says:

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(1 year and 267 days ago)


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Golden Crown Hen - created by still26


Golden Crown Hen
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  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6300
  • Exposure time: 1/320
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 200

(2 years and 25 days ago)

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