Very nice work, Klaus !!
Very nice work, Klaus !!
Lost in the tree, in 10 meters height...
Done with the old Zuiko 40-150 fully opened at f3.5
OK kweide own up! I remember a previous poster asking you to tell us all how you make your images stand out they way they do. He asked another question which you kindly replied to but somehow missed this one ...
Uh, what a bad boy i was. Really ??
Okay, but is not a miracle again it is just some minor PP to get the details and colors pop.
To make it easy: It is the Oly colors....
No, indeed not !
Adobe Photoshop is the base but you can do the tuning with any SW you like.
Please note: No longer PP than 2 Minutes ! Everything longer is boring.
Here we go:
I assume, WB is correct and exposure is OK. Check histogram CTRL L and make your correction.
In case of strong noise ( one never knows ) use a noise removal tool FIRST. This is important. Noiseremoval tools can change the appearance of the picture
Set Contrast to a higher level. Normaly in CS3 something around +30. If it gets too dark in the shadows choose less.
Set Saturation to a higher level. This a little tricky. Too much saturation and it looks like a cheap plastic bag from Walmart. In CS3 you can alter saturation combined over RGB channel or you can change colors seperatly. Depends on your taste. Normaly saturation may not exceed the additional contrast level.
Check whether the picture needs a little extra exposure. Be careful in adding additional values. Max 0.1 to 0.2 should be enough ( Picture Menue, exposure )
If you now compare this stadium with the starting picture you will see enormous differences. Okay, now the big points:
Sharpen your image with USM. My settings for E-3 are: 150 / 0.8 / 0. Play with the values. Different cams needs different settings. Use mine as starting point.
You will see: suddenly the complete image gets more pop.
Resize the picture to Websize. I always set the longest side to 1000 pixels.
At this point i do my frame and nametag.( The white border )
Due to resizing the picture loose clarity. Use the SHARPEN command in CS3 in the Filter Menue. It has no parameters to go. Just choose and hui... the details pop again. Sometimes it is better NOT to do the second Sharpen. You will easily see it. When ugly artefacts occurr step back. And leave it as it is.
(Hardcore solution: 2nd USM with differnt settings... )
That is my easy to follow wrap up. If you do not have CS3 or whatsoever Adobe SW:
Download IRFANVIEW. It is a great pictureviewer and a great tool to make easy adjustments. Contrast and saturations are chooseble and under Image/Effects/effectbrowers/ you will find an excellent USM sharpener. On large files choose 3 or 4 max.
My aim was: Let the details pop. I hopefully achieved this mainly with a little more contrast, saturation and a 2 stage sharpening.
Yes, there are a lot more possiblities: Color Lab adjustment, special filters and all that stuff. I dont use any addditional filter except for Noiseware.
Last edited by kweide; 14th April 2009 at 10:16.
Another easy way to make it pop
Works in Photoshop
1. Make a backgroundcopy of you picture.
2. While Background is active select "Soft Light" in the drop down Menu of Layers
3. Choose on the Top Menue of PS Filters Other Highpass and choose the max Value. Enter OK
4. If it is too much reduce Opacity to something about 50% ( Layer menu )
5. Still too much sharping ?? Add a Layer Mask, choose a appro. brush to simple BLACK draw those parts away....
Is it OKAY for you ???
I am not the PP Specialist... just a bloody amateur
I have been using High Pass Sharpen for a good while now and I recommend it for those shots where noise is a problem with other sharpening methods. Setting the Layer Style to Hard Light accentuates the effect if Soft Light at 100% still isn't considered enough (usually for scanned negatives, this one).
I'd like to add that one PS command that is frequently shunned by diehards but really is an ideal starting point as a tell-tale sign that the image needs initial correction is Auto-Color - apply on a copy of the background layer and switch on and off to check the difference; in many cases "Auto-Color" is right and you're wrong!
Well done Scott.
Congratulations !! But keep away from that nasty Oly-Glass.
Zuiko 150 F2 is what i am looking after now Dont tell my wife...
I won't tell your wife if you won't tell my lovely significant other about my lust for an Oly 12-60....
Let's discuss over coffee.
Last edited by Scott G; 16th April 2009 at 04:28.
and a snapshot from todays travel. Zuiko 7-14
8 Picture Pano-stitch from todays travel. Again Zuiko 7-14
lovely shots, Klaus
Another two from yesterdays travel...
Turrets, from yesterdays travel...
Yes, yes that was me asking that question. I thought it may have been an impertinent one. But you got an answer! You got the authority.
BTW for sharpen I always use unsharp mask in CS3. Gives you more control.
Thanks Klaus for the insights. Liked your series with the buildings and the freightliner.
On the other side: no turrets but some nice reliefs
Excellent pics, Klaus, but, WTH have you been ????
I see the onions of russian cathedrals, but no further reference to anything from there ???????
Pleeeeaaaasse, tell us
Where i have been ???? Where i am ???? What is life all abaout ???
It was done on two locations.
1. Schwerin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. Schwerin is preparing for an exhibition, the BUGA. See details here: http://www.buga-2009.de/ and more about Schwerin http://www.schwerin.de/.
2. Ludwigslust. About 30 car-minutes away from Schwerin.More Details you find here: http://www.stadtludwigslust.de/porta..._schema=PORTAL
Both locations can be done within 1 - 2 days. In Schwerin there is a lot more to look at: The castle, the Pfaffenteich, the cathedral, the park, the sea. You will need 1 day alone for Schwerin. Have to post more pics...
Ludwigslust has this little castle with beautiful arts inside. Gold plated ornamentation which are made of paper maché. A must see. The park, the fantastic town church again with paper maché work
Have a look and have fun...
Windows of a Kindergarten...
White toamtoesoup.... hmmmmm
Second plate... whatever you like
The last plate
Shall we meet up for Dinner another night....
Cheers....You Lucky Devil
To Light & Love
very good taste indeed....but Gotham City is too far away from my location .... that makes me a little sad but offers me an additional plate of that fabulous white tomatoesoup...
If you are in need of a car, there are plenty coming in!
Yes, we are open.
this is for you, some sweets for our night......
Last edited by kweide; 20th April 2009 at 08:56.
All with 35 mm 3.5 macro exept the third with Sigma 24mm 1.8
Yesterday in the evening the devil came in to me... talking sweet words and gave me a Nikon D700 and some glass... just try it out....uhhhhhh what a temptation....is it really that good... jump ship...selling all Oly stuff ?? Unsure... Devils words soooo sweet.... unsure.... HELP...........
(This pic done with Oly )
Last edited by kweide; 25th April 2009 at 00:45.
Seriously though, I think there are three reasons to keep the Olympus. 7-14mm, 50-200mm and last not least the 50mm. In my view a fantastic performing set of lenses for very reasonable money, within the limitations of the Oly of course, but that we know since long.
Last edited by Georg Baumann; 25th April 2009 at 01:14.
Boy, what a temptation. Oh no that devil did not wear Prada...
Did she wear someting ??? Yes, see here:
Sorry for the bad quality... so exhausted.....
Where the devil is her picture?
Sorry Bob, can´t take a picture now...i´ve got my hands full....
Well, so i helped my neighbor to start this little rocket
They look strange...
Catch the Fly
Just stumbled across this "beauty" what is actually just weed in my garden.
Feed Me, Seymour !!!
Mother nature... always a surprise
Give me a little attention and love...
Zuiko 7-14, ISO 1000
Still too fast ...
E-3 is fast enough...
Blown in the wind. 1st try
Blown in the wind. 2nd try
Blown in the wind. 3rd try
Blown in the wind.
4th and last try....
WOW, that was great fun, playing around with that blowballs like children. And the dog went crazy
Lovely Klaus, thanks for sharing!
Uhhh, what a bad day.
Got those really red and swollen eyes thru pollen allergy ....
been quiet for a while... but thought i should make an appearance and thank klaus for all his effort in keeping this thread alive
here a couple of shots where i have tried some of the zen masters ancient art of Zing
first in a recent from oly510 with a 35mm takumar
second is an old shot from a canon 10D
Good to see you back, Kevin. Now it is time for you to put on the iron gloves
put on your helmet
for the bow take the arrows
and fight your way against G1. In the meantime i will take away the princess...
No Bob, this is not for you....
Last edited by kweide; 3rd May 2009 at 09:00.