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JimD
10-06-2009, 9:36am
This is a photo of one of my white fantails in flight. I haven't done anything to it, but should I?




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/3609936281_9d774e9bcb_o.jpg


Do all digital pics need some type of post processing?

ricktas
10-06-2009, 10:05am
at the very least sharpening is required: http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?t=8579

Seesee
10-06-2009, 1:32pm
Yeah I'd sharpen a tad more.....a "high key" edit may be the go with this kind of image I reckon :)

Steadyhands
10-06-2009, 3:23pm
Assuming you have Photoshop I'd add a levels or curves adjustment layer and brighten the bird up a little, you'll blow out the sky but we'll fix this next. While holding the Alt key (cmd for Mac), press the layer mask button to add a black mask. Now select a white brush, adjust the size and opacity (70%??) to suit and brush only over the bird to reveal the changes done by the layer mask.

Also recommend a sharpen as mentioned above.

JimD
10-06-2009, 6:16pm
at the very least sharpening is required: http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?t=8579

Good read Rick, thanks.


Thanks for the replies from Seesee and Steadyhands. I'll have a go and post the results.

Krzys
22-06-2009, 8:09pm
the bird has a slight blue cast and it would be cool if you could bring out some of the tones in the sky to add dynamics and atmosphere. Here is an example:

http://img1.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/4178/4178781203bfc5de679c98ae9a68e9059069c42.jpg

I realize that I killed the blue sky, but if you could work some of the tones of the clouds into it, it will become very dynamic.

Just a thought

IanB
22-06-2009, 8:51pm
Not sure if I even like it myself now; anyway just an idea; mainly used the shadow/highlight tool for the bird. Its a good photo worth a bit a twinkle

:)

Krzys
22-06-2009, 9:23pm
The dark/light halo is usually pretty off putting though