Lovely shot, but you knew I was going to say that, didn't you?
My ears pricked up (or should that be eyes?) when I saw the phrase "fractal sharpening". I always thought it a shame that we didn't go the fractal route when compression standards were up for grabs a a decade or so ago but memory tells me that lack of CPU power for end user compression was an issue at the time. Having followed the link to Noel's dSLR Fractal Sharpen Actions
, priced at a very reasonable $15, I was about to stump up the cash but then realised that I would also need a copy of Genuine Fractals 5
priced at a slightly less reasonable $159.95.
Might still be worth it, and I see there is a demo, but I'd be interested to know your own views. Was there a significant advantage to using fractal sharpening in your image? Would one gain similarly if this was used to sharpen landscapes where high f-numbers have to be used to get the required depth of field?