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Jestertheclown

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  • Dietro l'arco

    I don't like HDR, so I almost never use it.
    This however, really caught my eye.
    The use of HDR has left it flat and lifeless and more, I suspect, than a touch underexposed.
    However!
    There's still a pretty good image in there.
    I've uploaded a mod. in which I've simply used the "auto tone" tool, followed by "curves", again, the auto option, the curves again; this time picking out a black and a white point.
    And that's it.
    All done using CS6, although I dare say any reasonably equipped editor would do at least as good a job.
    Hope this helps.
    Bren.
    Edit:
    With the benefit of hindsight, I should have reduced the saturation a bit.
    • 31 Jul 2016 8:08PM
  • Fire Burnout

    I remember these burnouts being really popular back in the 70s.
    Unsurprisingly, they're much more spectacular in the dark.

    • 23 Jul 2016 10:46PM
  • duxford 18

    I commented on an earlier one of your Duxford shots that it was very gloomy and queried that perhaps it was intentional, intended, perhaps, to set a mood but since then you've uploaded a number of others which have suffered a similar fate.
    I've just opened this one in CS6 and it's at least 1 stops underexposed.
    I'd expect the camera's meter to struggle a bit, given that there's a fair amount of, presumably, bright sky and much darker foreground but neither seem to be exposed correctly.
    However, the EXIF tells me that you used flash.
    I don't know whether that was the camera's own, which would be useless here, from that distance, or a speedlight and even that would have no, or at best, very little, effect.
    I suspect though, that it's the use of flash that's causing the underexposure.
    The flash has metered through the lens and set the exposure time (shutter speed) accordingly but the light produced has fallen a long way short of the intended subject.
    If you don't want to get involved with merging differently exposed images, you'd get far better results metering for the aircraft and disregarding the sky and just using the available light.
    Hope this helps.
    Bren.
    • 27 Jun 2016 10:42PM
  • duxford 8

    Very dark and gloomy.
    Presumably intentional, to capture a mood?
    • 13 Jun 2016 7:15PM
  • Corvette wheelie car

    Unless that's a newer model, which I rather doubt, that's been around for years.
    I can remember seeing it in action for the first time; there were countless others, in about 1970.
    It was called "The Wheelie Stingray" in those days.
    • 12 Jun 2016 9:12PM
  • Brighton Old Pier

    Erm, actually, it's "The West Pier."

    Always has been.
    • 30 May 2016 10:26PM
  • Wot you doin', Mate?

    Hi John,
    I've uploaded a mod.
    Nothing drastic but this looks over exposed and the histogram's all heaped up in the middle.
    Using curves, I've simply applied black and white points. Poor man's thresholds, if you like!
    Hope this helps.
    Bren.
    • 6 Mar 2016 8:04PM
  • Hi Kathryn,
    I don't comment on your stuff much these days, as there's no longer anything much for me to say. The occasional social call or email is much more pleasant.
    Although, having just said that, you've got some outstanding images here, images to be proud of.
    Well done.
    Bren.
  • I've just found your pf. John; there's some excellent work on display here.
  • Hi Steven,
    I've just come here from your "Bandstand" upload and what I've found here is some excellent work.
    Some of these shots are really first class. Likewise the contents of your website.
    You obviously have an analytocal eye as much of your work includes exact symmetry and precise composition and positioning within the frame.
    Not something that's essential necessarily but it certainly helps!
    Well done.

    Bren.
  • What an incredible portfolio!
    Absolutely brilliant work.

    Bren.
  • This is excellent work Tim.
    You are to bee congratulated.

    Brendan.
  • Great pf. Ian.
    Bren.
    • Posted on iancam's profile
    • 21 Jan 2009 11:01PM
  • Hi Peter, Small World!
    I've come to your portfolio after you uploaded a comment on one of my offerings (a squirrel with a crunchie!) and I've found myself looking at a collection of steam images, most of which I've studied and probably voted for in the galleries!
    Great work.
    Bren.
  • 'Lazy and unenhanced'.
    I like the sound of that.
    I find that manipulation can so easily become overdone.
    Nicely varied portfolio you have here and good to see that Eliza's got the bug!
    Hapy new Year,
    Bren.
  • What a great, fun portfolio!
    Keep it up!
    Best wishes,
    Bren.
    • Posted on bunbeam's profile
    • 31 Dec 2008 11:30PM