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sdwilsonsct

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Atmospherics
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:11:18 pm »

Thanks for looking. Suggestions welcome.
Is there a way to tidy up the rays and flares in #1?

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Re: Atmospherics
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 12:48:20 pm »

Very nice, Scott.  Kudos for getting out there in what looks to be damned cold weather.  Lovely images.

As for the flares, I think your best strategy if you don't like them is to avoid them, as you've done in #2 and #3.  I actually like the one in the sky in #1, but the other two could I think be removed with considerable effort.

I'd go at the corrugated tank (left side flare) flare with the clone tool.  That one should be pretty easy.  The other one to the right might prove more difficult, but I think that the clone tool might work there, too.

Others will probably have more sophisticated solutions, but the clone tool nearly always surprises me.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 01:19:39 pm »

very nice! I like 3# especially for the stripes of light on the snow in between the tank shadows, and I like the shadow shapes in #1, flares don't bother me. The colors in #2 are particularly nice.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 01:36:43 pm »

Nice work Scott. I don't mind flares in 1, but the magenta/green bands in 2 are a bit distracting. Is the "discoloration" in image 2 - a "lens cast" issue or lens flare?  Not too sure from your JPEG. In a situation like that I always shoot some "flat field frames" so I can remove cast in LR. Note that sometimes on an image with minor lens cast... Raw Therapee has removed it adequately. /Brandt
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Re: Atmospherics
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 01:45:38 pm »

the magenta/green bands in 2 are a bit distracting. Is the "discoloration" in image 2 - a "lens cast" issue or lens flare?  

Brandt, I think that's refraction in ice crystals. I saw it with the naked eye. Here's a much better example (not mine).

Peter, many thanks and yes, I have cloned a bit. I am also wondering how much dirty lenses contribute to this, or if there is a filter??

Thanks, Nancy! I was wondering if #3 would get any love.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 04:53:16 am »

Nice trio of images. I don't mind the lens flare, I think it adds to the feel of the images. Have you tried B&W?

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2014, 06:58:55 pm »

The array of shadows in #1 is great.  Makes me smile.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2014, 07:00:53 pm »

Thanks, Paulo. B&W: good idea.
Only Long Shadows was improved to my eye.
Here's another from the same place that is better in B&W.

Yeah, Chuck, it's amazing how new things pop up on your nth visit to the same place.

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2014, 08:44:55 pm »

+1 for the b/w, especially the Mares Tails. Kind of scifi in a nice sort of way.

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