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Winter Time Night-Rescue

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Old 01-14-2006, 12:07 AM
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Winter Time Night-Rescue

I am a retired guy living on a lake in Central Minnesota with way to much time on my hands. How better to spend a long winter than with a camera, Photoshop (6) and tons of filters.

Winter#1: Original, Panasonic DCM FZ20 (5MP), F 5.6, 8 secs., ISO 100
Winter#2: Adj. Levels, Neat Image (Default Setting)
Winter#3: Adj. Levels, B/C, H/S, Neat Image again, Unsharp filter. Added highlights w/50% grey overlay. Cabin window light and snow sparkles added for fun.
Photo is not as sharp as I would like. Any suggestions?

Thanks for watching,
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Last edited by Photomaster; 01-14-2006 at 12:13 AM. Reason: Added retouch step
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:17 AM
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I think its lovely. A very charming image that would look great on a postcard or christmas card (little late for this year). I wouldnt worry about the lack of sharpness in soem areas of the picture, its a very atmospheric shot IMO. But if you are bothered I would duplicate the layer, run high pass filter at radius 10, then softlight overlay the layer and adjust opacity & masking to taste.
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:18 AM
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welcome to RP.

i'm with nancy on this one. you did a remarkable job, especially considering the darkened state of the original.

another way to go on the sharpening, if you want, is to use a sharpen brush on individual bits and pieces. i dont really see that it needs it, however.

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Old 01-14-2006, 09:57 PM
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I like it unsharpened. I think it's perfect that way.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:18 AM
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High Pass Sharpening

Nancy, thanks for the reminder about the high pass sharpening. I had forgotten about it. I tried it and it did help. Too many tools in the box to play with.
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