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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
10 May 2013 10:44AM
A lovely image this one Gwynn Smile

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Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 10:48AM
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
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
10 May 2013 10:55AM
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......
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
10 May 2013 11:07AM
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are tuition videos also on the web to teach you how to use it, it is worth having a look because Photoshop is now being withdrawn from sale, in future you will only be able to get Photoshop for a monthly rental fee and this is expensive.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.
johnke 3 223 15
10 May 2013 11:07AM
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
10 May 2013 11:11AM
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
10 May 2013 11:18AM
A well processed image, Gwynn!

Richard
jdinne 13 16 England
10 May 2013 11:34AM
Good effort Gwynn

John
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3493 Canada
10 May 2013 12:55PM
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
10 May 2013 4:05PM
Beautiful, Gwynn !
George
10 May 2013 5:21PM
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!)
10 May 2013 7:43PM
Lovely manipulation. I like the droplets!
Effrossini
11 May 2013 8:01PM
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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