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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Signs of what was to come.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:08 am 
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Hmmm... but what if I want to see more than just "signs" :lol:

Nice shot for documentation but I'm missing some "main subject". :wink: At least I'd increase the contrast in order to let the sky look more dramatic - maybe in combination with a lower gamma.

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Thanks for comment Jiko. The main subject for me was the rising, spreading cloud at centre. Here it is again, tweaked partly as you suggest. Please tell me where to look for the "gamma" adjustment.

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It's informative reading constructive comments as above, they prompt me to remember what I should be doing.

I imagine the scene looked more dynamic live to WM.


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Now it looks like a changed brightness - the brighter parts look kinda grey now. May I use this picture in order to demonstrate what I mean? :wink:

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By all means Jiko.


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For those corrections I'm using IrfanView (freeware) and the color correction looks like this ("Image" --> "Color corrections"):
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And with those adjustments the result looks like this:
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The white parts are still white, the sky looks a bit darker and you get more structure in the clouds. It's like taking away some kind of grey layer in front of the shot.

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Jiko, thank you. That is a considerable improvement. I can see I'll have to find time to explore my PP software a lot more thoroughly, although I will always prefer to develop the skills to get the shot right in the first place.

Many thanks for your help with this.


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