LindaShorey wrote:The twins should be flying within the next week or so.
Had the usual issues with harsh light and shadows, and distance (this is heavily cropped), and this morning the wind was buffeting me too. Instead of attempting to work the 2x digital zoom jpg, I went straight to the dng (Olympus EM10 Mark ii with Oly 75-300 mm lens). Please let me know if there's anything you'd do differently for pp. Thank you!
btw, the reason I use a dng file is my version of PS Elements doesn't work with the raw file of either of my new mirrorless cameras. As it's PSE 13, I'm a bit annoyed, but I downloaded a free Adobe dng converter that works great.
LindaShorey wrote:Minnie, I shot this just before 9 a.m., one of the drawbacks of living at the 47th parallel in summer
Chuck, I thought about taking more off the top, but since I'd already cropped so much, I hesitated. I should go ahead and throw caution to the wind and see just how far I can take it.
Regarding blocked blacks, I never really noticed because I was so intent on sharpness, taming the brightness of the background and so forth. Below is full frame and crop. I started over with the dng and am thinking that using the low key filter as one of the edits on the first entry was not the best idea, lol.
Thank you both very much!
Charles Haacker wrote:Far as I'm concerned that last one is perfect. I have it and the first open in tabs which allows me to take them up pretty far and toggle between them. I see no sign of noise, they are wire sharp, and the shadows are open just that tish (don't remember where I got that word and I don't think it's even a real word). The whites of the adults are a little brighter as well, but nothing looks blocked. I think it's terrific!
And this gave you more detail, esp in the shadowed parts of the birds and nest. I'm a bit of a nut about blocked up shadows so I like this version better!
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