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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:16 am

any thoughts for how to best process such images appreciated. I tried to not have the bird as sharp as it could be..
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:59 pm

Not sure what such an image is, a composite maybe? desaturating the bird helped a bit for me Piet......

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Post by minniev » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:33 pm

Looks good from normal view. Love the bird against the sea. Closer up, there’s some odd cross hatching effect at the head, beak and front of wing, not sure what it is but seems to be the bird part of the image, not the background. Why don’t you tell us your steps so we won’t repeat what ours already tried.

Some things I try - duplicate the final layer and blend it downward with soft light, tinkering with opacity. Add a texture overall even if at very low opacity. Add some lighting across the frame. Check all colors to make sure they match across components.
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:48 pm

thank you Minnie and Frank - yes a composite, though both images were taken but seconds apart. When I get a second I will upload the two starting images... I did not attempt to unify by adding a texture (might be something else to do). Thanks for the ideas.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:11 am

More magic I love the first. Print. Frame. Hang. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:50 am

I thought it was a painting at first, that's a good thing! S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:21 pm

I like it, and I think it's very well done. I suspected it might be a composite but it wasn't immediately obvious and that's the key to a good composite. If I'd made this, a couple of things I might try would be to soften the waves a little, on the principle that there might have been some falloff of DOF, or I might have been panning with the bird. I wouldn't want to overdo it, just a scoche. My other quibble is a separation issue: if I had made it I think I'd try moving her straight up because I think the dark part of the wing does not separate well from the dark curl of the wave. I'd need to skid her around some while trying to find what I thought was the best spot, but I think she might be a little low in the frame. It's a swell shot! Really good!
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Post by uuglypher » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:55 pm

Hi, Piet,
Composite or not; it is a wonderfully dynamic, impactful image, which, I must presume was your intent.
To my eye, you certainly met your self-imposed goal.
It’s a winner!

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