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    Paulbee
    Paulbee e2 Member 935 forum postsPaulbee vcard United Kingdom
    13 Jun 2012 - 3:36 PM

    To celebrate our golden wedding we took a once in a lifetime trip over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, fantastic.
    However most shots taken from within the helicopter have picked up reflections from the wnidshield. Any hints please on how to get rid of them in photoshop.
    All help appreciated
    Regards, Paul.

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    franken
    franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2012 - 4:25 PM

    Probably best if you upload one here for us to have a look at.

    Ken

    Paulbee
    Paulbee e2 Member 935 forum postsPaulbee vcard United Kingdom
    13 Jun 2012 - 5:15 PM

    Thanks for your reply Ken.
    Struggling with a new computer and unfamiliar system and could'nt upload here. Just uploaded in the main gallery.
    Paul.

    Paulbee
    Paulbee e2 Member 935 forum postsPaulbee vcard United Kingdom
    13 Jun 2012 - 5:16 PM

    img-1873.jpg Just managed to upload the image Ken

    thewilliam
    13 Jun 2012 - 5:20 PM

    Polarising filter?

    conrad
    conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2012 - 5:48 PM


    Quote: Polarising filter?

    Doesn't work after the fact, does it - no good in post processing, only in shooting.

    cameracat
    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2012 - 7:23 PM

    Its a great excuse to take another trip of a lifetime, Only this time remember the Polarising filter......Grin

    You can't take it with you.....Wink

    conrad
    conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2012 - 7:48 PM

    Well, you can't take the Grand Canyon with you, but a polarising filter is actually quite easy to take! Smile

    sherlob
    sherlob e2 Member 82256 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom120 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2012 - 8:13 PM

    Paul - I am no expert but I recon the reflections here are too extensive to salvage. I know it is of no help, but the guys above are right and prevention is better than cure. Personally, I find getting the front of the lens as close the the glass as possible helps reduce the reflections. Even better is the use of a rubber lens hood - when pressed against glass it gives to allow for some curvature - aim to get the lens hood to touch the glass all the way around. Like I say - its a bugger of a tip now you are back, but put it down to a lesson learned and keep the pics as a help to retain a wonderful trip in your memory.

    Adam

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    puertouk
    puertouk  21052 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Jun 2012 - 9:14 AM

    Try using the burn tool or the adjustment brush, but whether it works I don't know, as the reflections are strong.
    Stephen

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    User_Removed
    14 Jun 2012 - 10:00 AM

    In Photoshop, I'd create a multiple selection containing only the reflections and I'd feather those slightly then try levels adjustment on those areas. There are plenty of tutorial videos on selection / masking and also on levels.

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    Paulbee
    Paulbee e2 Member 935 forum postsPaulbee vcard United Kingdom
    14 Jun 2012 - 11:03 AM

    Thanks Chris, Stephen and Adam for the sound advice. I am certainly be going to be busy.
    Regards Paul.

    Dabber
    Dabber  12129 forum posts England
    21 Jun 2012 - 10:45 PM

    Most frustrating, this is quite a common when shooting through glass.

    I'm sure that I have seen, either an advert for, or a review about a sort of flexible lenshood type of a thing. The idea being that it is held up against the glass, thus avoiding any chance of refections 'spoiling' the image.

    I can't remember where I saw it, can anyone out there help, especially if you have any experience using one?

    Regards

    Dabber

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