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erniedecker
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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:25PM

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38893062/EGD_4240.jpg


I would like to submit this as editorial since I don't have a model release. I Know it's noisy, but is it too noisy for this type of shot taken at dusk? I could lighten it some more also, but I feel that would just make it more noisy and also take away the feel of the late day type of shot.  Or should I just forget it? Thanks
Whiteway
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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:04AM
I like that, and the composition may gain you some Brownie points. But the background is very grainy. (You should protect it with a watermark, by the way.)

If you use some dedicated noise-reduction software on the background, maybe you can improve it.

...On the other hand, I had a quick look at it to see how effective noise reduction might be. 6400 ASA. I don't think this has a chance. (You will notice, also, that there are one or two blemishes on the background.)

(Edited on 2012-11-30 03:18:56 by Whiteway)
erniedecker
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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:16PM

I've already tried to reduce noise in Lightroom. Any more and i get the plastic look. I might try some selective smoothing and work on it a little more though. The shot was underexposed quite a bit. I was trying to keep my shutter speed up and catch them jumping in air as they left the path. This bike rider just happened along as a deer crossed right in front of him and I had no time to change any settings.


What are the blemishes you see?  Thanks
Whiteway
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Posted Sat Dec 1, 2012 2:29AM
Sorry to have raised your hopes, Ernie, but an image under-exposed at 6400 ASA has a dismal start in life.

You have two very small possibilities to get this accepted.

1. A blessing from the Pope.

2. Reduce to Medium size, and use noise reduction judiciously.

ETA: There is a white streak in your background, very small, looks like white pixels.

(Edited on 2012-12-01 02:31:26 by Whiteway)
Difydave
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Posted Sat Dec 1, 2012 5:21AM

Great shot! I'd bring up the mid range brightness in curves slightly while "pinning" the black end of the curve to the diagonal. A very mild "S" curve.


Run NR selectively on the background, and downsize. If you can do the NR right you might, (just might!) get away with a large, but I wouldn't worry about going down to a medium. Deal with the marks and the bit of CA around the guy's sock as well.


Good luck and let us know how it goes.
erniedecker
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Posted Sat Dec 1, 2012 6:55AM
I'm going out of town for the weekend, but I'll work on it when I get back. I know it's an uphill battle, but the challange in processing will be good. I'll report back. Thanks
r_gianluca
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 3:55PM
It would be really hard to be accepted...1)Too much noise to reduce2)The light of the cyclist would be considered "object of distraction" by the inspector.By the way i don't think that you need a model release...the man is out of focus and unrecognizable.
erniedecker
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 6:26PM

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38893062/EGD_4240-2.jpg


OK, I reworked it and reduced the size. What do you"all think?
donald_gruener
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 6:34PM
I'd say you've pretty effectively mitigated the issues.
erniedecker
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 6:54PM
OK, thanks. I'm going to submit it and hope the inspector doesn't just automatically reject it when he sees 6400. I don't think I've ever tried this high of an ISO before.  Fingers crossed.
Whiteway
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 2:06AM
Well done Ernie. Hope it does well for you.
r_gianluca
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 3:00AM
Good job! Tell us what the inspector will do! Good luck
Difydave
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 3:47AM
Good luck with it Ernie.
donald_gruener
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 10:11AM

Posted By erniedecker:
OK, thanks. I'm going to submit it and hope the inspector doesn't just automatically reject it when he sees 6400. I don't think I've ever tried this high of an ISO before.  Fingers crossed.


ISO is not something we "inspect." If we encounter an image of poor quality, it might then occur to the Inspector to take a look at what the ISO was, for the sole purpose of helping to diagnose what has gone wrong with the image. Image sensors have made huge advances in the past few years in terms of high ISO performance. Most of us who inspect are also photographers with similar equipment to you all, and we've also been enjoying the ability to shoot at higher ISOs. There's no automatic prejudice - if an image looks good, it looks good.
lucentius
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 10:28AM
It's got a green spot on its neck and color bleed along the top of its back.
erniedecker
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 3:58PM
I submitted it last night around 9:30-10:00 PM. I got acceptance notice at 8:30 this morning. Wow, fast turn-around. I would suspect that I owe thanks to someone here with initials DG. Much appreciated.
donald_gruener
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 5:05PM
Ha ha, as much I'd like to take credit for that, it had nothing to do with me. The Inspectors have been pressing hard on the queue and editorial must be fairly well caught up. Glad you got it in!
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