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Cottages

By cats_123  
I took this last night..looking out from my front door. It was hand held.....now reading the exif on Eric's `Moonlight' shot I realise I should have ramped up the iso to try and eliminate more of the noise.

I like how it fades into the darkness, but I must clearly do som more work here SmileSmile

Have loaded V2 the original raw too

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ErictheViking 10 124 102 Scotland
29 Nov 2012 4:43PM
Hi Jeff I like this shot as it is as you say its the way it fades into the distance however with my shot I did make a few levels changes in PSE to lighten the shoy after I processed it in silver efex pro. I also did some noise elimination with Topaz Denoise 5 this is really good for removing noise without affecting the sharp detail too much.

If I was to change anything it would be with the light bleed at the bottom the shot, I assume you want the cottages in a dark background so isolate the subject as you see it and then invert the selection to select the background. Use levels to darken the background. I would then consider a crop to tighten the whole shot.

Not at my main computer so can't do a mod at the moment but will try and load one up later.

Eric
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
29 Nov 2012 4:54PM

Quote:I assume you want the cottages in a dark background so isolate the subject as you see it and then invert the selection to select the background. Use levels to darken the background


thanks for the comment 7 suggestions, Eric.

I only have pixlr that will do that sort of work, and I haven't used it for a long while so a little rusty. Will be interested in what you can amke of it Smile
jeff
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
29 Nov 2012 8:58PM
to bigal & eric

thanks for the mods..have given me some useful tips/ideas...will the shot again when I get a chance Smile
ErictheViking 10 124 102 Scotland
29 Nov 2012 9:07PM
Added my mod as promised I'm afraid the quality of the jpg I downloaded was not the best due to file size etc but I think I got the effect I was trying for. I processed the image much as I said in my earlier post but the cottage on the right was very noisy and distracting so I added a gradient from right to left to lower the light levels and this seems to have removed most of the problem.

I would try the shot again as its outside your house and definitely increase the ISO this will increase noise slightly but will help to improve the exposure also 1/40 is quite a short speed so I would try something like 0.25" and then adjust up or down to get the effect you want remember use a tripod! I noticed before that you used spot metering, I find evaluative metering best in low light unless you want to isolate a specific thing.

Hope this helps

Eric Smile

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