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Dick Barbour
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Re: A profusion of roses

MichaelSolna wrote:

Dick Barbour wrote:

Reto B wrote:

Dick Barbour wrote:

They're looking very nice at my back door.

Dick

Well done. I like the first two. The third one is a bit strange in my eyes...

Cheers,
Reto

I think that's why I like it. I'm a little strange myself.

Thanks,

Dick

I want to call it art. I like it. (Am I strange too?)

Maybe we're just a little different.? 

I'm trying to print this, but having a hard time with the intense reds; they look a lot better on the screen than in the print.

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KBTinto Senior Member • Posts: 2,995
Re: Nostalgia number II: Re-processed photos from 2004-2009

Your nice pics made me wish I had purchased a digital camera back then or even earlier!

KB

Sorry forgot to comment first!

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theironmadchen
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Re: Nostalgia number II: Re-processed photos from 2004-2009

Fantastic photos as usual, Reto!

From a learning perspective, I'm interested to see how you reprocessed your photos - like what you decided to do to improve the originals. Possible for you to share one before and after?

Thank you!

Cathy

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Reto B
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Re: Nostalgia number II: Re-processed photos from 2004-2009

Birddogman wrote:

Great shots, Reto.

Thank you very much, Greg!

Once again, your pics bring back memories of living in Europe many years ago.

Yes, and to me it brings back the memories of living in Zurich until five years ago

All my images of those days are, of course, prints from film. I didn’t discover digital photography until around 2000 (never looked back once I did!). Those thousands of old prints are in plastic bags and boxes out in the barn. With only a handful of exceptions, I never digitized them. Each time I think about doing that, I am stopped in my tracks by the sheer enormity of the task.

I also have a lot of stuff back from the analog days. I mostly shot diapositives but all this stuff is somewhere in the attic of my ex-wife and I'm not tempted to go there and get it.

But in my case there are only a few hundreds, not thousands, because I never shoot more than I absolutely need to get what I want. Comes to it that I almost never took a camera with me during my almost five years of traveling half the planet. I took a camera  to India where I was for six months, but I only took less than 40 shots during that time...

Best wishes,
Reto

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Reto B
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Re: Nostalgia number II: Re-processed photos from 2004-2009

KBTinto wrote:

Your nice pics made me wish I had purchased a digital camera back then or even earlier!

Thank you, KB! The first digital camera that met my demands was the Canon 300D which I bought in 2004. Before that, and of course after my film cameras, I had a Nikon point and shoot but I was not happy with the IQ and didn't keep any photos taken with it. I gave it away after a short time.

KB

Sorry forgot to comment first!

No problem

Cheers,
Reto

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Reto B
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Re: Nostalgia number II: Re-processed photos from 2004-2009
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theironmadchen wrote:

Fantastic photos as usual, Reto!

Thank you very much, Cathy!

From a learning perspective, I'm interested to see how you reprocessed your photos - like what you decided to do to improve the originals. Possible for you to share one before and after?

My main software is Photoshop/Lightroom. Depending on the file I use either DxO PureRAW (to get rid of noise, get better conversion of the RAW and better optical correction) or the new SuperRes function of Photoshop (for example to get a larger file from 300D or other small RAWs). Additionally I occasionally use DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI from Topaz.

Obviously you need good files to start with. The better the original file the more you can get out of it. Trying to turn s**t into chocolate won't work

The following is a 300D example first processed with Photoshop SuperRes and further adjusted in Lightroom:

Old version

Enlarged and improved version.

The next one from a 500D was improved by using DxO PureRAW to convert the RAW plus some more adjustments in Lightroom:

The old version was not bad...

... but the new one is better

Thank you!

Cathy

Hope this helps.

All the best,
Reto

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hwvlover
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Re: Spring

KBTinto wrote:

Took the subway to Central Park .. got delayed .. here's a pic

Very pretty, thank you KB.
Regards,
David
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hwvlover
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Re: I like the R1

MichaelSolna wrote:

Apart from speed and screen it´s a great old camera.

Picnic by the sea. Best to eat in the car.

Horses are nice for photos. But they have little patience with the photographer.

Not a camera I know so I had to look it up.  Gosh, it was launched in 2005 and revisited by dpr here  in 2016.

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David
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Reto B
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Re: Spring

KBTinto wrote:

Took the subway to Central Park .. got delayed .. here's a pic

That's a very nice, filigrane photo, KB! I also like the colors very much. Definitely a nice result of the tube getting delayed

Cheers,
Reto

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Dak on cam
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Re: I like the R1
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hwvlover wrote:

MichaelSolna wrote:

Apart from speed and screen it´s a great old camera.

Picnic by the sea. Best to eat in the car.

Horses are nice for photos. But they have little patience with the photographer.

Not a camera I know so I had to look it up. Gosh, it was launched in 2005 and revisited by dpr here in 2016.

It's probably every few months that I submit a photograph not taken with a DSC-R1 so you are at least acquainted with its output...

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Re: I like the R1

MichaelSolna wrote:

Apart from speed and screen it´s a great old camera.

Picnic by the sea. Best to eat in the car.

I tend to use fill-in flash with rain or snow.  Makes it look slightly more impressive.

Horses are nice for photos. But they have little patience with the photographer.

Have the raw?  Could help with the blown cloud.  That would actually be a good use case for a reflector (you don't want flash here both because of not annoying the horse and because it completely messes up the fence strip).

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MichaelSolna Veteran Member • Posts: 3,421
Re: I like the R1

Dak on cam wrote:

MichaelSolna wrote:

Apart from speed and screen it´s a great old camera.

Picnic by the sea. Best to eat in the car.

I tend to use fill-in flash with rain or snow. Makes it look slightly more impressive.

Horses are nice for photos. But they have little patience with the photographer.

Have the raw? Could help with the blown cloud. That would actually be a good use case for a reflector (you don't want flash here both because of not annoying the horse and because it completely messes up the fence strip).

The sky is totally blown out. No info at all in that patch.

The photo itself is a perfect example of a sloppy work. Drive by, and shooting out the passenger side. Let´s not blame the camera it is all about me. And I blame my back. I can hardly walk to the car at the moment.

Dick Barbour
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A few from the local pond
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The more I use my new RX10iv, the more I like it! Can you say versatile?

Dick

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Re: I like the R1
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So do I, and will keep mine as long as it works. I really like the images that I can make with the R1. Something special about the look.

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Little brown bird

First fledgling seen so far this Spring, this one is a dunnock, the UK's little brown bird in the garden.
Taken through glass.

Regards,
David
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Re: A few from the local pond

Dick Barbour wrote:

The more I use my new RX10iv, the more I like it! Can you say versatile?

Dick

You certainly can say versatile Dick, it is a super camera.

Regards,
David
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theironmadchen
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Re: Nostalgia number II: Re-processed photos from 2004-2009

Reto B wrote:

[...]

From a learning perspective, I'm interested to see how you reprocessed your photos - like what you decided to do to improve the originals. Possible for you to share one before and after?

My main software is Photoshop/Lightroom. Depending on the file I use either DxO PureRAW (to get rid of noise, get better conversion of the RAW and better optical correction) or the new SuperRes function of Photoshop (for example to get a larger file from 300D or other small RAWs). Additionally I occasionally use DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI from Topaz.

Obviously you need good files to start with. The better the original file the more you can get out of it. Trying to turn s**t into chocolate won't work

Haha, gotcha!

The following is a 300D example first processed with Photoshop SuperRes and further adjusted in Lightroom:

Old version

Enlarged and improved version.

The next one from a 500D was improved by using DxO PureRAW to convert the RAW plus some more adjustments in Lightroom:

The old version was not bad...

... but the new one is better

Thank you!

Cathy

Hope this helps.

Yes, it does help to see what areas you thought needed improvements. The new images look crisper and the colors a bit more saturated. I appreciate your time putting this together!

All the best,
Reto

Thanks,

Cathy

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KBTinto Senior Member • Posts: 2,995
Re: Spring

hwvlover wrote:

KBTinto wrote:

Took the subway to Central Park .. got delayed .. here's a pic

Very pretty, thank you KB.
Regards,
David
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Thanks and you're welcome, David.

KB

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KBTinto Senior Member • Posts: 2,995
Re: Spring

Reto B wrote:

KBTinto wrote:

Took the subway to Central Park .. got delayed .. here's a pic

That's a very nice, filigrane photo, KB! I also like the colors very much. Definitely a nice result of the tube getting delayed

Cheers,
Reto

Thank you, Reto.  This was a nice surprise for me too, I have to thank the train delay for this shot.

KB

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Reto B
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Re: Little brown bird

hwvlover wrote:

First fledgling seen so far this Spring, this one is a dunnock, the UK's little brown bird in the garden.
Taken through glass.

Regards,
David
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This is a nice little chap

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