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Old 10-05-2005, 09:47 AM
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If this is a special underwater camera, I wonder if it has a slightly yellow lens for contrast.

As I have no idea in a real world what an underwater photo looks like, I did a curves adjustment on your fish and notated roughly where the sample points were taken from.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:34 AM
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Margie,

Played with tone masks, layer masks, curves, and dodging/burning on a 50% softlight gray layer. Pretty complicated! Pretty much trial and error till I got to what I thought was acceptable.

Is this sort of what you are looking for. There are many variations that can be achieved depending on what you want.

Larry
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:18 AM
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I agree with the others, this is a fault with the camera. To fix the image I used burn tool on shadows setting to give the land area a bit more contrast. The used colour replacement tool and selected the blue from the sky, and painted over the poor area of the sky. Duplicated that layer and used colour replacement again (using green) to go over the land area and remove the blue tint in the image. Set that layer at 34% opacity, flattened image and saved.
Simple but effective quick fix
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by leuallen

Is this sort of what you are looking for. There are many variations that can be achieved depending on what you want.

Larry
Looks like you've only done the mountains Larry, and I only did the sky! Put our attempts together and we could do ok! *lol*
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Old 10-05-2005, 03:52 PM
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Hi,
Here is my attempt.
I only had a minute, but I opened the image, converted to LAB and then I used a simple curve in the B channel and converted back to RGB. BTW, the smog was in many parts of the image and this little curve really corrected it. I wish most of my images only had this minor problem. Personally, I think the shot is really nice, but I don't think there is a problem with a camera or a lens. I see images like this quite a bit with images from my drum scanner and digital shots and it is easy to clear up once you understand that color and detail need to be separated and the work is easy, hence LAB.

God Bless,
Rodi
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:34 PM
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Hi again,
All input device veer (drift) towards certain colors. My old flatbed goes to green/magenta while my drum scanner to blue/yellow. It is just a fact of life that we have to deal with color drift. I think the shots are good and pretty easy to fix.
Here is my fish, which I hope you do enjoy. I did this in two steps and it took me a couple of minutes and I probably would have done it in one step, but I took another look and hence the second step, which moved the artwork some, but not drastically. What I did essentially is what a scanner operator would have done pre Photoshop era, look at the tranny (jpg in this instance) and then say, I think I know what I would like it to look like, do you agree?
Next time I will right mysteps down to give them to you.


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Rodi
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:05 AM
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Channels are off

It seems strange that the blue, green, a, b, and magenta channels show damage. hard to know what that is about, see pic below.

berwin
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:48 AM
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I want to say a big thanks to everyone who responded. I will try all of your suggestions and let you know how I go.

All of you did a good job on the pics.
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:33 PM
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Hey Guys,
Just a quick update. I had a go at fixing the photos and they worked out pretty good. I've also been playing around with other filters to change the look of the pic.
Thanks again for the help.

I was taking photos the other day. Attached is one that doesnt show the "smog". There is one thing I have to try...taking the memory card out of the camera and taking photos with the onboard memory. I will let you know what happens when I do.
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:56 AM
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Hi ScubaMargie

Welcome to RetouchPro.

One thing that may have caused the halo in your original post is Condensation.
It will Not be caused by the memory card.

Ken
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