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thought I would upload this manipulated tulip image that I too a while ago , seems in the past I have over looked how some imaging software can improve what you have taken , guess everyone learns as we go along , at one time if I took a sot of something and it was slightly blurred I'd of deleted it , but it now seems to be a technique Smile

Brand:Samsung
Camera:Samsung NX10 Check out Samsung NX Generation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Apr 2012 - 6:55 AM
Focal Length:30mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:tulip
Username:gwynn56 gwynn56
Uploaded:10 May 2013 - 10:42 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General
Votes:43

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

A lovely image this one Gwynn Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

Nice bit of manipulation Gywnn.
Some images can be rescued and some should be binned.
We all take them!
I think blurring as a technique needs skill.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

Nice manipulation Gwynn, you have made it look special.....love the water drops....I agree with Kate...blurring is a skill, you have to have a focus point (point of interest) that is pin sharp......

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achieverswales
10 May 2013 - 11:07 AM

I like it Gwynn, not sure what you use to edit your photos, Photoshop is the main one but expensive, there is a free one available that is very good and has many features that Photoshop has it is called PIXLR and it is free, on the web there are tuition videos also on the web to teach you how to use it, it is worth having a look because Photoshop is now being withdrawn from sale, in future you will only be able to get Photoshop for a monthly rental fee and this is expensive. Hope this helps.


Kindest regards

Trev.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 11:07 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Gwynn they say some part of you image has to bee sharp lol, where is it sharp if its blurred? Not as I am a lover of PS and the sharpening of an image after capture, my thoughts are it should be sharp when you take it. This is lovely Gwynn almost a little HD and too much contrasst but I would suggest its a little too bright and you can easily darken this by 3 stops and all the detail will shine through, very nice image...John

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

you must have faith in what YOU do....
Is it the taking of a photo you like or playing around with a computer????
I am a lass who just loves taking photos..Smile

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DicksPics
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10 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

A well processed image, Gwynn!

Richard

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
10 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

Good effort Gwynn

John

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10822 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 12:55 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

All digital images have to be sharpened, either in camera if its a JPEG, or in post processing if its RAW, either with Photoshop or some other software. The degree of sharpening in camera for jpegs is adjustable. The idea that digital images dont need sharpening is not entirely correct. Its already done for you in camera with a JPEG, and you need to do it yourself for RAW.

Digital images in native form are not sharp due to the use of an anti-alias filter in front of the sensor to ensure that there is not Moire effect.

This particular shot, if taken in JPEG should be sharp if the shot was accurately focused, and the shutter speed and aperture correct, - looked like it was. Applying too much sharpening as seems to be the case here makes the shot appear too sharp, and amplifies noise, which you can see in the background. If the original image was not sharp to start with, its not likely you can improve it in post processing unless its very close to being sharp. If its noticeably blurred, sharpening can have negative results, so you need to pick your shots carefully. Not all can be sharpened successfully.

So use a light hand with sharpening so that the noise, - those spots in the background, are much less visible.



regards



W

Last Modified By banehawi at 10 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

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GeorgePlatis
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10 May 2013 - 4:05 PM

Beautiful, Gwynn !
George

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Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 5:21 PM

what a wonderful capture
I don't know what the weather was like but it makes me think of crisp, sunny spring mornings in the UK. (how I miss those!)

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
10 May 2013 - 7:43 PM

Lovely manipulation. I like the droplets!
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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
11 May 2013 - 8:01 PM

Lovely manipulation, some great advice here, for me as well



Quote: All digital images have to be sharpened, either in camera if its a JPEG, or in post processing if its RAW, either with Photoshop or some other software. The degree of sharpening in camera for jpegs is adjustable. The idea that digital images dont need sharpening is not entirely correct. Its already done for you in camera with a JPEG, and you need to do it yourself for RAW.

Digital images in native form are not sharp due to the use of an anti-alias filter in front of the sensor to ensure that there is not Moire effect.

This particular shot, if taken in JPEG should be sharp if the shot was accurately focused, and the shutter speed and aperture correct, - looked like it was. Applying too much sharpening as seems to be the case here makes the shot appear too sharp, and amplifies noise, which you can see in the background. If the original image was not sharp to start with, its not likely you can improve it in post processing unless its very close to being sharp. If its noticeably blurred, sharpening can have negative results, so you need to pick your shots carefully. Not all can be sharpened successfully.

So use a light hand with sharpening so that the noise, - those spots in the background, are much less visible.



regards



W

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