Too much image noise after processing? please critique.

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Mr McClicky
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Re: Too much image noise after processing? please critique.
In reply to billythek, 4 weeks ago

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. Btw I do have the raw file.

If you want us to play with it, put it in a dropbox link.

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- Bill

If you don't mind, that would be very interesting to me, awesome! Im new to dpr so the dropbox is new one to me, but I'll figure it out, thanks.

Rafe

Dropbox is outside DPR. Just go to dropbox.com and they will give you instructions on how to get setup. It is free. Then after you have uploaded the RAW file to dropbox, they will give you a link that you can insert into a post here, and people can download the picture from the link. It is easy.

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- Bill

Oh ok, Great! I'll try it right now, thanks again.

Rafe

I'll look for it tomorrow. Time for bed for me.

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- Bill

Hey Bill, thanks again for your offer. In taking you up on your offer here is the link to the dragonfly image and I even through in a couple of other takes that you may find challenging. Thanks again for taking the time to work on the image, I hope that I'm posting it correctly here if not let me know and I'll correct it. I'm curious to see what you come with. Im learning so much from you guys and I truly appreciate all your help.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ulhci893u0pesq/dagonfly%20for%20dropbox.NEF?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kac9rprt4cyaaxl/DSC_1775.NEF?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kvqi1umqsrd5f47/original%20dragonfly%20on%20fence.NEF?dl=0

Cheers

Rafe

OK, here is after conversion in DxO using PRIME noise reduction.

And this is after applying some Nik filters:

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- Bill

Are you a magician? AMAZING! I think its beautiful, both of them but the Nik filter is my favorite. Its like a photograph inside a painting. Recomposing it like that took a minute to grow on me but when it finally did I realize that its genius! Its given so much more depth to a depth of field less ? image. It almost looks 3dimentional.

How long did it take you? What is DxO and Nik filters, is that in photoshop? Even the back ground CA looks more appealing to me, I love it. Sorry if I gush but helping to capture a nice image like this 2 months after getting into dslr photography at my age feels great. I wish I would have been a bit steadier to avoid that bit of background vibration but with the image enhancements you made makes it so easy to overlook, it almost seems intentional. Its so cool how coincidentally the dragon's colors are basically the only ones found to some degree in the background, right down to the speck of blue down in the corner. Great job Bill Thanks!

Rafe

As for the composition, I just cropped to the rule of thirds. It's a compulsion I have that often works out.

I didn't spend much time doing this at all. From the time I downloaded the RAW file to when I posted was about 15 min.

I subscribe to the $10/month Photoshop+Lightroom package from Adobe, but I didn't use the capabilities of those programs much for this picture other than as a platform to launch plug-ins.

I recently purchased the stand alone PS element version about a week ago, do you think its worth me getting the online version?  I really want learn to get better.

Nik, which is one such plug-in package took a big price drop about a year or two ago after being acquired by Google. It is well worth getting in my opinion.

DxO Optics Pro is a program that can be used either standalone or as a plug-in to Lightroom. I used DxO for the RAW conversion because it's "lens softness" sharpening method works well for sharpening without creating halos, and the PRIME noise reduction is great for eliminating noise while preserving detail. Also note that it completely eliminated the CA color band on the top edge of the wings that were in your original conversions.

I didn't really see it on the wings but I did see something going on with the background that is lessened now. What do you think would cause that CA?  I seem to be getting it on several of the pictures I been taking, mainly the ones with shallow focus but sometimes even with deeper focused ones.

I didn't spend any time cleaning up extraneous details in Photoshop like I probably would if this were my own picture. I just wanted to show the effect using a different RAW conversion flow can make.

Can you elaborate a bit on this, what different conversion flow?

I might have also played with the colors and lighting some more in Lightroom, but that is just a matter of taste.
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- Bill

Thanks again Bill,  BTW anyway I can get a file of this my gallery?

Rafe

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