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Gondolier parking only.

By Skyerocket
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I took this image sometime ago.If memory serves it was taken on a mixed weather day.The image has been put through a number of sharpening processes (Sharpener Pro 3 both Raw and Output) and my main question is .....have I over done it but any other comments regarding the image and or its processing would be greatly appreciated.

Tags: Venice Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
15 2.0k 4006 Canada
21 May 2019 10:41AM
It does look a little "spidery" to me. indicative of oversharpening. Its not terribly bad, but it can look better with less sharpening. If you shot this as a jpeg, its likely it was sharp enough originally; if its from a RAW shot, then some RAW sharpening would be appropriate, and then some minor sharpening when converting to jpeg. So try not to use multiple sharpening passes; the software will keep enhancing edges whether they need it or not.

It would be great if we could see the original shot to compare, but I doubt you have it. If you do, upload it here on this page by clicking Modifications, then Upload, and select it.

It was shot with the camera pointed downwards, so the verticals in the upper area are converging at the sides, - this can be corrected.

The scene is quite pleasant, - it does look like poor weather is on its way.

The overall tone to quite blue, so it could stand to be a little warmer.


Ive uploaded a mod with verticals sorted, slightly rotated to get the centre vertical, and it warmer.


Regards



Willie

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banehawi Plus
15 2.0k 4006 Canada
21 May 2019 1:16PM
Thanks for the original.

As it is, it looks sharp enough to me.

After addressing the verticals with lens correction, it becomes necessary to apply a small amount of sharpening, done in the next mod.

Using the original, Ive darkened the sky and brightened the sea/boats as before, but I think you can see the difference in less sharpening?


Regards


Willie
21 May 2019 2:07PM
Hi Willie

Thanks again...you have created a gentler and perhaps more realistic image which I like very much.
Still a lot to be learned by me.

Regards

Martyn
paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
21 May 2019 5:34PM
The content looks nice, but there is something a bit amiss wit the processing. May be some over aggressive sharpening, but there is a slight flatness there, almost a weak HDR effect which reduces the impact of the image.

Paul
21 May 2019 8:09PM
Thanks for your comments Paul.Yes too much sharpening and will have to work out a way to reduce the HDR effect I seem to have created.
Back to the drawing board as they say.

Regards

Martyn
dudler Plus
15 861 1489 England
23 May 2019 8:21AM
Martyn -

You've analysed the issues very well yourself: generally, less processing is better: slowly, slowly...

Why not reprocess, and upload a new version as your own mod, based on what Willie's suggested? Did you do a lot of tonal adjustment in the first place? If so, consider how you could get the right sort of range of tones with less work, fewer adjustments.

I note that the weather was, essentially, unpromising, at 1/80 @ f/8 and 200 ISO. It can't be helped if you aren't staying long in a beaautiful place: maybe monochrome calls?
paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 8:27AM
I'm wondering about the Olympus? We have other people on this site using Olympus and getting these kind of tones. Could it be due to some camera settings?

Paul
dudler Plus
15 861 1489 England
24 May 2019 8:17AM
Tehre are definitely some oddities to Olympus white balance settings, Paul. Really oddly, AWB sometimes gives a warmer result than the sunny setting: very unusual.

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