I have changed my mind.

Started Mar 23, 2008 | Discussions thread
Steve Bingham
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Re: Hmmmm . . .

Mike Worley wrote:

Hi Mike! So now you are making friends with the cholla? It's the dead stuff that gets you - you know - the stuff on the ground when you knell down! :^)

Yes, the interesting part about Capture NX is that I DIDN'T have to use exposure compensation to avoid clipping the reds. Apparently it has more hear room in the red channel. I was very surprised. It never used to be this way a few years back. Time marches on.

. . . very interesting points, Steve. Since I am somewhat
technically challenged and reluctant to try to learn new stuff (just
installed CS3 after buying it months ago), I never delved into the
mysteries of Capture.

But with the flurry of poppies down here this year (by Arizona
standards, anyhow) I was out photographing them in all kinds of
light. Found that I consistently had to dial in -.7 or more of
compensation so as not to blow the red channel (at least as far as
ACR is concerned).

The result was images that were too dark and that I have not been
sufficiently excited about to try to fix. Maybe some work with the
Shadow/Highlight tool . . . I dunno. Anyhow, all of this really
irritates me when I think of all the cholla I tangled with trying to
get into just the right place.

Maybe I should give Capture a whirl. Or just photograph green stuff.

Mike

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