Photo 101 Rehab: Sky

Photo 101 Rehab: Sky

Inspired by the Photo 101 Rehab organiser Lucile, I’m contributing to today’s session with a sky shot. (Besides a cabbage shot, obviously.) The photo was taken with Nikon D80 and processed in Corel PaintShop Pro X6. Here are the major edits:

  • increasing clarity, sharpness and contrast
  • applying local tone mapping
  • using Black and White High Clarify filter

40 thoughts on “Photo 101 Rehab: Sky

  1. What a difference from dew drops I don’t think one could get more different. It’s an unusual subject matter but you know I ‘think’ I prefer the original as its easier on the eye. But those are just my eyes view hehe x

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    1. Thank you very much for your thoughtful critique, my lovely fiancee! I was in a dark mood yesterday and wanted to create something to express my mood: actually I succeeded in this project if the photo is not easy on the eye!

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    1. This is ridiculous. I actually wanted to write something smart about the electricity and tension in the air but then was too tired and too dumb to come up with anything. Thanks for doing it for me.

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  2. I prefer the grain in the second shot because it adds something to the industrial subject matter and the harshness of the lines but I think the contrast is too marked for my taste. It’s all subjective though.

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    1. Thank you a lot for your critique, it’s actually very helpful!! You are right. The photo is overedited, yet it just happened to be my mood yesterday, so I went for a experiment along dark, overcontrasted lines…

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  3. Love the slight over-effect in this one. In the end you really made the wires and transformer stand out, like it’s glowing in the sky 😀 It’s only recently I’ve started adjusting sharpness in my photos. When done too much, I realise it gives is very fuzzy look to some of my photos. I don’t know if you get that.

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    1. More than a slight over-effect actually 😉 Yes, you are right, too much editing in general and too much sharpness in particular don’t do much good to a photo if it’s to look realistic. This photo was a moody experiment on my part and it actually helped me to realise how significantly editing can change the resonance of a photo. This Photo 101 Rehab is a great experience and I’m learning a lot 🙂

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      1. “…a moody experiment”. That describes the photo well too, actually. More effects doesn’t necessarily mean a photo looks more fake. It takes a bit of playing around and trying different edits to get a certain look just right.

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        1. Yes, I like the playing around and trying different edits maybe too much for my own good! But it’s great to experiment and be able to get feedback from great people, like you 🙂

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    1. Now you got me, I find myself unable to explain local tone mapping even after I googled it. I can’t even find any link that would explain it in simple terms. But if you google “local tone mapping” in Images, you should get a clear enough idea of what it does. Basically it adds a bit of surrealism and drama to a photo…

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  4. I saw it yesterday and left a like…for I didn’t know what to say after reading you were inspired by yours truly. Knowing of my half-dead-half-alive yesterday, and after having scared your fiancee and mafrienda Justine with my stormy clouds of Amsterdam, I refrained from feeding more somberness to bogland.

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    1. OMG OMG, you saw it yesterday?! Our minds must be truly converged. I’m shocked to hear that my home video leaked before I released it today, but whatever. Let the naked truth be revealed!

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