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Re: bluebird

Post by PietFrancke » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:02 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:00 pm
you ain't wrong about that
Frank sent me PM with psd file giving the bird more punch. I really like how he did it. First he added neutral curves layer and set it to soft light - it brightened the whole thing, then he masked out the reflection. Then he used a curves layer in normal mode to brighten the image more and limited the change to the bluebird only. And then he added further punch to the bluebird only using (I think) a high-pass filter. I took what he did, but thought the saturation was a little high, so I lowered the saturation overall, but especially on the top half of the image.

here are the results!

Thank you Frank!!
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:51 am

I like it and agree about the saturation

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Post by minniev » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:56 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:02 am
Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:00 pm
you ain't wrong about that
Frank sent me PM with psd file giving the bird more punch. I really like how he did it. First he added neutral curves layer and set it to soft light - it brightened the whole thing, then he masked out the reflection. Then he used a curves layer in normal mode to brighten the image more and limited the change to the bluebird only. And then he added further punch to the bluebird only using (I think) a high-pass filter. I took what he did, but thought the saturation was a little high, so I lowered the saturation overall, but especially on the top half of the image.

here are the results!

Thank you Frank!!
You and Frank have collaborated on a wonderful image that feels like morning light and conveys both motion and detail in good parts. I'm glad you posted the details of how you two got from point A to point C, there are steps there that I sometimes forget to try.

If it were mine I'd be tempted to add a bit of delicate texture, mostly around the edges. But it might end up detracting from the bird. Lovely. Print it.
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:47 am

minniev wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:56 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:02 am
Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:00 pm
you ain't wrong about that
Frank sent me PM with psd file giving the bird more punch. I really like how he did it. First he added neutral curves layer and set it to soft light - it brightened the whole thing, then he masked out the reflection. Then he used a curves layer in normal mode to brighten the image more and limited the change to the bluebird only. And then he added further punch to the bluebird only using (I think) a high-pass filter. I took what he did, but thought the saturation was a little high, so I lowered the saturation overall, but especially on the top half of the image.

here are the results!

Thank you Frank!!
You and Frank have collaborated on a wonderful image that feels like morning light and conveys both motion and detail in good parts. I'm glad you posted the details of how you two got from point A to point C, there are steps there that I sometimes forget to try.

If it were mine I'd be tempted to add a bit of delicate texture, mostly around the edges. But it might end up detracting from the bird. Lovely. Print it.
Thank you Min, the shot was a miracle in that it was completely unexpected and a lot of the settings happened to be pretty close to being good. Had a lot of exposure so we still got detail in spite of it being so strongly back-lit. BUT -- my shutter speed was too slow - I got a nice artistic motion blur to the wings, but no more detail is to be had there, because of that motion blur... Probably needed a spot more in shutter speed and compensate with raising the ISO correspondingly..

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