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Still trying lightroom 4 on old shots, see I can inject something new with the new software.

I think this was entirely in Lightroom, using a few different brush "layers" on different parts of the shot to brighten and add contrast or sharpeness

Quite a powerful tool really.

The haloon the black mountain to the right doesn't really show on the full size, not sure what I've done to get it on this 1000 pixel version...

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Oct 2008 - 12:15 PM
Title:Snowdonia 2008
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:9 Apr 2012 - 5:01 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Lighrroom 4, Mcfade, Snowdon, Wales
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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 6:54 PM

Looks like it Ade, good work with this.
Regards Richard

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 11:28 PM

Great landscape.
Matt

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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 9:20 AM

Strange, so reducing the size gives a halo? How odd.

Still, quite a pleasing image as it is.

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 8:21 PM


Quote: Great landscape.

Yeah, a shame about how it's been photographed Wink

Nah, seriously Ade, nice comp and light on the b/g hills. Lovely place - just around the corner from me Grin

I'm not sure how this halo comes about but it might be influenced by several possibles:

Have you drawn a grad filter down in LR then tried to lighten the black mountain (Pen Yr Ole Wen) with a brush?

I've got some sort of feeling it might be worse if you tick the chromatic aberration checkbox in Develop> Lens Corrections> Profile after doing the messing with grads & brushes. I've not got around to pinning this hypothesis down with some experimentation yet - too lazy mate.

Also could be either too much radius on the sharpening, but I ain't sure if the sharpening settings you apply globally are also applied to any brush you use for selective sharpening - might have to check that out. I take it you are aware of the effect of the Alt key during sharpening operations?

Glad to see you got out of Leeds at least once in yer life Wink
Cheers, Goggz

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 8:51 PM

I've done a bit of experimenting on this image Ade...

Checking the CA box did no harm and the CA itself wasn't "sharpened" if the box had or hadn't been checked.

You'll notice a defined halo on the right hand rockface going up to the top of the frame. Manipulating the original RAW file to replicate this issue, the most likely culprit is too much sharpening. I get it with a global sharpening radius over 1.5 with quite high sharpening levels =>100, no detail sharpening or masking applied. It's even worse with just a small amount of detail added and becomes really obvious with anything above Detail 5. Crucially this isn't remedied by applying Masking.

There seems to be no real correlation between the sharpening when brush applied to that chosen globally, i.e. the awfulness is not magnified by using a sharpening brush Smile

So the moral of the story seems to be - be aware of and check the results on high contrast edges when sharpening (even if they have had the apparent contrast reduced by application of a grad / brush) and don't go overboard with the levels of Radius and especially Detail.

Hope this helps bud! Smile
Cheers, Goggz

Last Modified By Goggz at 10 Apr 2012 - 8:53 PM

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