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It's rainy. Manually adjust the color using photoscape, move the slider. And I think, this the best that I can Get. I really like the water on ground, no using back light effect cause I Think it's better the leaves are dark. Any suggestion in composition and light are welcome...

Brand:Samsung
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Mar 2012 - 5:36 PM
Focal Length:2.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.6
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/8sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:No Flash
Title:Scenery in front of house
Username:arhab arhab
Uploaded:6 Mar 2012 - 6:52 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2012 - 2:01 PM

Hi Arhab,

I understand that you like the framing with the tree from the top of the image but to me it is just a bit overpowering, I think slightly less would have worked better. With regards to the colour there is still some adjustments that can be made to bring out a touch more colour. I find it hard to do much with your image as it appears out of focus but I have cropped a bit of the top and brought out some more colour.

Take care

Martin

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Jestertheclown

Hi Arhab.
As Martin says, there's not a great deal more to be had from this, I fear.
Opening the shadows/highlights tool at its default setting breathes a little life back into it and sharpening using the high pass filter (+3px.) helps a little and seems to work better in this instance than the USM.
Other than that, I don't think that I can really help you.
I won't upload a mod.as it's not thsat diffrerent to Martin's.

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DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2012 - 1:06 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This isn't sharp and no amount of sharpening will bring that back so I think the thing to do here is to learn as much as we can and then move on to the next shot. It's not sharp because it was too dark so your phone had to use a very slow shutter speed (an eighth of a second) and this meant that the natural movement of your hands blurred the shot. You can sometimes get better results at slow shutter speeds by holding the phone against a wall and using the wall to support your hand.

I also think this one needs more work on the composition. If the subject is the water and its patterns and reflections, why are all the houses there? If the subject is the houses, why is the water there? When you show people a photograph, you're leading them to something that you think is interesting and that they need to understand without words. It's as if you're taking them to the place, pointing at something and saying, "Look!" With your other three uploads, you say, "Look!" and I see children playing, mist on the fields, a boy studying hard. Straight away, I see what you're trying to show me. But with this one, you say "Look!" and I say, "Where? What am I looking at?"

Dave.

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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2012 - 2:21 PM


Quote: "it appears out of focus"

It's clear now. When I see the pic in monitor, I feel there's something wrong with the picture but I don't know what is it. . To change the colour setting manually a bit difficult for me since I'm not familiar. If there is any standard to do it, it will be easier. But since, it's a matter a taste. I guess, I will need more time to familiar with it.Smile

Thank u Martin

And Brendan unfortunately, I don't have photoshop. But I tried sharpening using photoscape, it's not helpfull.

Thank u Brendan

Dave, reading your comment. I assure all of your knowledge come from many years experience in photography. Beginner photographer in Europe at least in British should learn from you directly. And I am happy, you are with us in EPZ sharing your knowledge in photograph

Thank U Dave.

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Jestertheclown
7 Mar 2012 - 10:37 PM


Quote: But I tried sharpening using photoscape, it's not helpfull.

Photoscape's not bad and it does have a few useful tools. The "backlight" tool, for example is one that I quite like but it is pretty limited.

Try using this instead. It's also free and you can do a great deal more with it. It's not up there with "proper" photoshop but it has a large number of the tools that you'd find in "Elements."

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 7 Mar 2012 - 10:37 PM

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DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2012 - 9:23 AM

It's always good to have a better editor but bear in mind that no software will be able to sharpen a photo that's out of focus.

Dave.

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Quote: It's always good to have a better editor but bear in mind that no software will be able to sharpen a photo that's out of focus.

That was what I really meant to have said!

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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 1:10 AM

Well, Brendan I prefer to use an installed program than web based since my connection is very slow. And guys maybe you are right, no software will be able to sharpen a photo that's out of focus. But have yo tried 'unshake' or 'photoaccute'?. they say, it can fix out of focus.

Last Modified By arhab at 12 Mar 2012 - 1:11 AM

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Jestertheclown
12 Mar 2012 - 7:34 AM


Quote: But have yo tried 'unshake' or 'photoaccute'?. they say, it can fix out of focus.

I haven't even heard of them I'm afraid but whatever they are, or claim to be able to do, I'd be very surprised if they can instal sharpness where none exists.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 12 Mar 2012 - 7:35 AM

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 9:20 AM

It's not possible to recover something from an image that wasn't there, without guessing. Looking at the websites of the two pieces of software mentioned, PhotoAcute seems to be rather good at turning noisy, soft images of parts of computers into slightly less noisy, slightly less soft images of parts of computers, while Unshake seems to specialize in turning appallingly blurred photos of trees and houses into very badly blurred photos of trees and houses. Since people usually use their best results for marketing, I can only assume the average case will be even worse...

The only way to get a sharp image is to take a sharp photograph.

Dave.

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