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Old 08-05-2008, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Randsburg

Pretty much breaks all the rules for composition, but I liked the color.



Here's a before and after:

Shot this late afternoon yesterday. Sky was scattered cloudy. This was shot with a Nikon D50 with a Tokina 12-24mm lens, ISO 200, f/16, shutter at 1/30... hand-held.



For post processing, I corrected the white balance, adjusted the curves, and increased the color saturation. Then, I converted over to sepia, and added some color back to it for the slightly colored sepia look. Lastly, I adjusted for lens distortion and cropped.


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Old 08-06-2008, 01:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Superb finished product. It almost hypnotizes the mind.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Gorgeous!

And thanks for the tips. I am so hopeless with Photoshop and I never would have thought to try that. I like experimenting with 'aged' colors, though.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Really nice post processing-almost like a painting. To get a really old photo look, adding grain helps.
I just had to Google Randsburg-looks like a really neat place to fill up a memory card or two.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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great shots.............floods the memory pool...........xoxoxoo
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Gorgeous!

And thanks for the tips. I am so hopeless with Photoshop and I never would have thought to try that. I like experimenting with 'aged' colors, though.
I've played with that look off and on for over a year. Desaturate to sepia on one layer, duplicated the original and place this layer on top of the sepia layer. Then change the top colored layer to soft light and adjust opacity to suit. So, before you flatten, you'll have the original layer, the sepia layer, and the colored soft light layer.
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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lol, I have no idea how to do that, but it sounds like something I might be able to figure out...I will try it.

Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks like the tokina is next on my list. Nicely done mate.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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lol, I have no idea how to do that, but it sounds like something I might be able to figure out...I will try it.

Thanks!
I'll post something with pictures explaining the process when I get the chance. It really is simple.

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Old 08-07-2008, 08:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Great shots. Wish I was better with photo-chopping.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Great shots. Wish I was better with photo-chopping.
Two books I recommend reading:

Perfect Digital Photography Perfect Digital Photography
by Jay Dickman. The first half is about shooting. The second (and for me the more interesting) part is about digital darkroom.

Scott Kelby's 7 Point System for PhotoShop CS3 Scott Kelby's 7 Point System for PhotoShop CS3
. This book has a lot of good info on how to enhance color and detail. I really love this book.

I'm not sure where I came across the technique for adding a small amount of color to a desaturated or sepia image, but over the last year or so, it's the one "style" I keep returning to, even after dabbling with Orton, Lomo faking, etc.
-----Added 8/8/2008 at 02 : 23 : 34-----

Here's a variation on that first image that I processed for HDR. This time with the sepia/soft light colorization, and lens correction.


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