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Old 05-20-2007, 10:04 PM
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night shot

Hello all,

This shot was taken at around midnight in the rain with a tripod. Seems that this photo can be improved, just not sure how. I sharpened it with decent results. (original is posted). Any advise on adjustment that your expert eyes can see would be greatly appreciated. This photo will be eventually be framed and presented as a gift. Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:39 PM
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Re: night shot

I would make the sign visible.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:38 AM
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Re: night shot

I ran the photo thru Digital Roc and got a whiter light. Not having ever seen the memorial, I don't know which light cast is correct. I also brought out the sign above the memorial.

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:46 AM
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Re: night shot

Thanks Chillin, making that sign visible didn't even cross my mind. Dcobb, the light in the original is about right.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:52 AM
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Re: night shot

Nice photo - Here's my one minutes worth.

Duplicated background
Image => Adjustment => Shadows/Highlights
Use Shadow slider to lighten shadows
Layer => Add Layer Mask => Reveal All
Select Layer Mask and use a black brush to hide top and bottom dark areas.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:22 PM
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Re: night shot

Hi, I know it's a bit off on all accounts, but rather than deleting it, I am posting it here anyway.

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Old 05-21-2007, 10:46 PM
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Re: night shot

Quick question. Why do the arms appear to be transparent?
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:58 PM
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Re: night shot

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Quick question. Why do the arms appear to be transparent?
Because they moved during exposure?
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:03 PM
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Re: night shot

How do I fix that? Paint them in?
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:18 PM
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Re: night shot

I'd leave them as they are. Painted in could look fake. And folks expect some subject movement during long exposures. Doesn't really detract from the image IMO.
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