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Andres Bonilla

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« on: August 15, 2006, 12:57:38 PM »




Hello everyone, I took this photo under smoldering sun in Calico, Nevada. I did my best in Photoshop but I was reading in a previous post about EC ? and ACR and ways of improving the photos in RAW, something about working with contrast at zero instead of the default 25 etc. I only have one exposure to work with. Please fell free to rework the image and if you prefer I would post the color one.

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006, 01:00:38 PM »

I just noticed that the dimensions changed from 1074 x 716 to 800 x 533 is this part of the Luminous landscape standards?
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006, 01:06:47 PM »

If you could post a link to the raw file, it would be interesting to workup.

It's been a while since we've had a "give this a go in post processing" thread.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006, 05:00:39 PM »

Thanks Tim, pardon my ignorance but I only post on websites like this one, or Fred Miranda's site. Do I need to have my own web page in order to have a direct link to a RAW file?
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2006, 07:05:06 PM »

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Thanks Tim, pardon my ignorance but I only post on websites like this one, or Fred Miranda's site. Do I need to have my own web page in order to have a direct link to a RAW file?
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=73449\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2006, 03:06:48 AM »

Tim thanks, I 'll do it tomorrow from my house.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2006, 05:25:14 AM »

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I just noticed that the dimensions changed from 1074 x 716 to 800 x 533 is this part of the Luminous landscape standards?
No, your image is stored at pbase.com, so it has to be something there.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2006, 03:26:29 PM »

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I just noticed that the dimensions changed from 1074 x 716 to 800 x 533 is this part of the Luminous landscape standards?
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=73431\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

If you want the exact image you uploaded to pbase to show, and any dimension is greater than 800, your link has to end in "/original.jpg" (after the image number).
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2006, 05:59:14 PM »

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If you want the exact image you uploaded to pbase to show, and any dimension is greater than 800, your link has to end in "/original.jpg" (after the image number).
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=73553\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Thanks John, I have been waiting for that answer. I think Tim is going to post the RAW file.

Thanks again,

Andres
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2006, 06:35:05 PM »

yousendit.com is giving me grief, - I can't get by all the casino ads... but I'm working on it...
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2006, 06:32:13 PM »

Here's the link:

http://www.timgrayphotography.com/images/IMG_1536.CR2

to download, right click and "save target as"
you may need to change the extension back to CR2

8 meg CR2 file.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2006, 09:27:40 AM »

Andres is having difficulty opening the above file - I've downloaded with no problem (change extension to .CR2)  Can anyone else download this?
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2006, 10:50:26 AM »

I just get hieroglyphics.
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2006, 12:03:23 PM »

I got it, Tim.

Ray, do it like Tim says, right click, Save as, change extension to CR2 and save.

Rich

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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2006, 01:49:37 PM »

OK, now that at least 2 of us can get at it, here's my shot a BW:

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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2006, 01:59:11 PM »

Thanks Tim! For some reason I could not open it from work but I tried .CR2 after right clicking and chahging the save target as and it worked at home.

 Everyone please feel free to work on the RAW file and post your results. I would love to see and know how you accomplished your results.

Thanks,

Andres
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2006, 02:01:52 PM »

Wow, Tim very nice! I noticed that your whites in the clouds are brighter, what is your workflow?
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2006, 05:00:08 PM »

Sky was basically a duplicate layer selected for the sky and blend mode multiply before the bw conversion, plus some fussing around for a couple of spots that got blown out in the process.  My normal workflow left the sky a bit weak, and I liked the intense treatment in your original post so "kicked it up a notch".  

The original RAW was well exposed so there was lots of latitude to work.  At the end, for some reason it had an oversharpened feel so I added a selection mask and blurred the foreground about .3 px and burned it a bit.

BW conversion is also simple, a solid gray layer, blend mode color then a sat adj layer to darken/lighten and change the saturatioin of selected colors.

..forgot to clone out the people on the observation deck.

Andres - where was this taken?
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2006, 05:10:01 PM »

Here is my B&W version.



and a color version,



Thank you for the opportunity.

Rich

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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2006, 06:21:32 PM »

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Here's the link:

http://www.timgrayphotography.com/images/IMG_1536.CR2
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=73702\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Talk about exposing to the right!  There are exactly 19 pixels clipped, in the RAW green channel.  Can't get much closer than that!
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