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Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
dave gaines
dave gaines Veteran Member • Posts: 9,183
Re: Points of Light

stephent wrote:

Hi mate, well worth the effort to achieve the different view. Great colours, the black areas could be a little stronger on my screen. Really like the two lower bursts of fireworks they balance the image.



Hi Stephan,

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you liked them. My wife and good friend Jim thought it was a lot of work getting up there. We really broke a sweat climbing 500 feet or so. My wife was bored for a while. a family with kids was there and the little ones were ancy and ready to go home. When the big show at the Rose Bowl started they were all impressed and had a good time. We took an easier but longer, wide paved road out and back down in the dark.

As I said to Zin, I may have overexposed the shots by 1/2 a stop. That's why the firework centers are blown and the sky is not black. I increased the blacks in ACR and lifted the highlights in PS as much as I could. On a couple of them I decreased the exposure slider in ACR by 1/2 stop. I wish I had stopped down a bit for better exposure and more DOF. Next time...

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