:PHOTO: Is this over filtered?

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lostinbids
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Posted Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:49PM
Hi All


I just got an over filtered rejection. The only change I made to the colour was in CNX in picture control from standard to D2XMODE2.


Here is the rejected file http://a3.vox.com/6a00e398be8445000400f48cef7a5b0002-pi


Here is the raw file http://a6.vox.com/6a00e398be8445000400e398f10dc60004-pi


What would you advise. I was quite pleased about finding a blue sky in the UK.


Thanks in advance Jo

(Edited on 2008-04-17 17:57:59 by sylvanworks)
sylvanworksCLOSED
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Posted Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:58PM
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donald_gruener
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Posted Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:20PM
The whole image looks oversmoothed and painterly, plus some pretty severe halos around the scaffolding & ladder at top. The "raw" version is much better and should go through just fine on your resubmit.
hatman12
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Posted Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:07PM
Yeah, you've used some kind of noise reduction on the sky but omitted to do so on the sky bits inside the scaffolding, so there's an obvious difference.
KarenMower
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Posted Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:21PM
Get the sensor spot that is on the right side near the edge of the image about a third of the way down when you fix.  Circular patch that is a little bit darker than the rest of the sky ( visible on raw file).
lostinbids
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Posted Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:37AM

Hi All


Thank you for your responses.  I will resubmit as suggested.  I am sure I will find the happy medium between oversmoothed and artifact rejections, I do love the learning curve here.


Karen - thank you for pointing out the sensor spot. I can see an evening of htooting white paper ahead of me, followed be reseaching the best sensor cleaning product and then followed by me going to a Nikon dealer and asking them to clean my sensor I am such a coward when it comes to sensor cleaning.


thanks jo
RASimon
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Posted Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:15AM
Blue sky in the UK?  Fantastic. No wonder you took this photo - a cloudless sky.  Whoo hoo.  I think this photo would be more interesting if the detail of the building - the brick and such - was more of a feature of the image.  Otherwise, it looks pretty much like the disembodied top of a building against the sky.  While there is nothing wrong with that per se, it won't sell here and what you want to focus on is uploading images that will sell.
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