Walk by the burn.

Started Mar 22, 2010 | Discussions
Ulfric M Douglas Veteran Member • Posts: 4,828
Walk by the burn.

Yesterday we had a walk down the burn (stream) on a dull but pleasant Sunday.
After cleaning the lens

I took a few photos

and had some crisps.

But that's not what I'm here in retouching for.

Have a look at these river & rocks photos, all taken in the same time and conditions ;

Which are best/worst? Etc. Etc.

salBolzano Veteran Member • Posts: 6,118
Re: Walk by the burn.

i think the 1 and 4 by Lumix/Panny is great... considering the ISO and all... always a little adjustment but they seem to be truer to what i imagined the scene was... What do you like better?? do you want some play or adjustment on the pictures or you just want an opinion on what pic by different cameras is better looking to our eyes???
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salBolzano Veteran Member • Posts: 6,118
IF YOU DONT MIND Walk by the burn.

i played a little with the fist shot... just a minor S/H/Level/Curve and I think it looks great... what say you ?

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OP Ulfric M Douglas Veteran Member • Posts: 4,828
Re: Walk by the burn.

salBolzano wrote:

... do you want some play or adjustment on the pictures or you just want an opinion on what pic by different cameras is better looking to our eyes???

Both actually, thanks for your input.
I think 1 & 4 have the most interesting rocks ...

salBolzano wrote:

i played a little with the fist shot... just a minor S/H/Level/Curve and I think it looks great... what say you ?

Hur hur Sal, I say : vignetted!
I put both pics on a new tab and flicked between them.

The good thing is it brings down the irritatingly green bough top right, but now the smaller lower rock and the water are kinda too similar...

salBolzano Veteran Member • Posts: 6,118
a DIFFERENT version and idea

What if I make the water a little "cleaner" so the rocks stand out, and also mke belief that you used a flash to highlight the front rocks? How is that? you tell me !!! Ciao !

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faith2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,348
Re: like your edits, Sal ...couldn't resist the little one though.

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salBolzano Veteran Member • Posts: 6,118
A GIF shows better...... IF YOU DONT MIND Walk by the burn.

here is a GIF to see the changes easier

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salBolzano Veteran Member • Posts: 6,118
Thank U, Faith...btw good job on the kid ! A cutie ! NT
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joey_B Veteran Member • Posts: 3,080
Re: Walk by the burn.

You use legacy glass on your olympus? does that work for you?

joey_B
joey_B Veteran Member • Posts: 3,080
Re: Walk by the burn.

There is much JPG-artefact in your pictures. Could you maybe post them smaller but with less compression? Or is this what the camera did to it?

salBolzano Veteran Member • Posts: 6,118
a play on the first pic of the kid...... Walk by the burn.

tried to change the lighting and make a bit of 3=D effect...

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OP Ulfric M Douglas Veteran Member • Posts: 4,828
Re: Walk by the burn.

Thanks for the baby edit Faith, you've taken out the distracting stripey bits and added ... some kind of soft-focus 'glow', he look good. His eyes are very dark...

salBolzano wrote:

What if I make the water a little "cleaner" so the rocks stand out, and also mke belief that you used a flash to highlight the front rocks? How is that? you tell me !!! Ciao !

I see the effect, kinda a sun's glow : quite yellow, making the central rocks all orangey. Special weather conditions up here in Noprthumbria!
I love the cleaner water, nice.

joey_B wrote:

You use legacy glass on your olympus? does that work for you?

On my e-410 I use an old Pentax-fit Cosinon 50mm f1.8, on the other cameras the kit lenses.

joey_B wrote:

There is much JPG-artefact in your pictures. Could you maybe post them smaller but with less compression? Or is this what the camera did to it?

Gosh, the camera didn't do it!

I resized and then saved to jpeg quality 3 = very low quality to get a 200k-ish filesize. What settings would you like?
I just try to keep file sizes really small for ease of uploading...

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joey_B Veteran Member • Posts: 3,080
Re: Walk by the burn.

With manual focus on that lens, I assume? Do you have a different focussing-screen mounted, or do you focus by eye, or using live-view?

If you would, post them at 800x600 (or 1000x750, or 1200x900) pixel at compression 10, 11 or 12. They should end up about half a meg each.

OP Ulfric M Douglas Veteran Member • Posts: 4,828
Re: Walk by the burn.

joey_B wrote:

With manual focus on that lens, I assume? Do you have a different focussing-screen mounted, or do you focus by eye, or using live-view?

If you would, post them at 800x600 (or 1000x750, or 1200x900) pixel at compression 10, 11 or 12. They should end up about half a meg each.

I focus manually with my e-410 and 50mm, I'm getting quite good with approx 50% hit rate : I mostly shoot stopped down just one stop from open : probably f2 but since all the paint has rubbed off I'm kinda guessing.

The rocks, less compressed

OP Ulfric M Douglas Veteran Member • Posts: 4,828
Re: Walk by the burn.

Now some scary trees, same walk.

And a different one.

salBolzano Veteran Member • Posts: 6,118
A PLAY WITH THE LAST TREE... Walk by the burn.

changed lighting mode a bit, added some S/H and a tad sharper... hope you like...

Did you see the previous post of mine with the chanhe pic of the kid? what do you say ?

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salBolzano Veteran Member • Posts: 6,118
a different play with the interesting tree..............Walk by the burn.

a different look at a book with the tree in it... you like?

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OP Ulfric M Douglas Veteran Member • Posts: 4,828
Re: A PLAY WITH THE LAST TREE... Walk by the burn.

salBolzano wrote:

changed lighting mode a bit, added some S/H and a tad sharper... hope you like...

Did you see the previous post of mine with the chanhe pic of the kid? what do you say ?

Thanks Sal, yes I saw it but because of my jpeg compession the face became blotchy and too red : my fault for the small filesize.

You like the bigger files for the trees?
I love the two-page effect!

Michael Edward Rudge Veteran Member • Posts: 7,083
Wooops
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faith2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,348
Re: Wooops.Michael... there has to be something in the water you drink.

Keep on drinking it!!!
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