Ss.org RAW challenge thread.

Discussion in 'Art, Media & Photography' started by Tang, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Rook

    Rook Electrifying

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    Nah, used 500CM or something, film, and I'll do TIFF scans, that's basically RAW right? :p :lol:

    I can't afford Hasselblad digital, doubt I ever will, and if I could I'd buy a PhaseOne system :lol:
     
  2. feilong29

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  3. feilong29

    feilong29 SS.org Regular

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    Here ya go! I think I could have fiddled with the noise reduction just a smidge, but I'm so thrilled at messing with something like Vignette and even the temperature can dramatically change the mood of a shot.

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  4. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    Rook, this is ironic in the light of that jpg only comment, but here's my version of the dockside shot:

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    IMG_2349-2 by nrrfed, on Flickr

    I think I went full stupid on this one, yes sir. Seriously though, it's a great shot. Loved working on it and I think it's a realistic (if a bit idealized) exposure. That 6d makes some nice, nice files.

    And that lens.. my god man. That lens..
     
  5. Rook

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    ^I actually much prefer your edit to mine, and that alongside Whammy's...

    Tempted to revisit it. The was you guys have displayed it, I like, I fully wasn't fussed about the version I posted hahahaha.

    I'll still be providing RAW files, don't worry, I'm mostly gunna be shooting the JPEGs on my Fuji but now I'm realising the potential of a load of shots I've binned, I'll continue to give them to you guys :p
     
  6. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    It's a wonderful shot, and I'm glad you liked my version! I was reasonably stoned out of my mind when I was working on it and was worried I'd hate it when I woke up. Nope :)

    Playing with your files I can begin to see the full-frame love. I was pushing shadows just to see what would happen and it was beautiful. I know objectively my camera has a tiny bit more dynamic range but there's just something intangible about those files and the way the 6d handles shadows.

    Seriously dude, I fiddled with the shadows for over 15 minutes in total awe. It's so clean!
     
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  8. feilong29

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    I'm tackling Rooks next :D
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    Edit: OOPS! I forgot to mess with the angle of the second one.... changes to come :D I'm gonna start playing around with cropping!

    Edit: Fixed :D Still seems a smidge off but my eye isn't that good. I used the grid on the crop tool to level it the best I could.
     
  9. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    Check the horizon on the first shot you posted. That was literally the first thing I adjusted! :)
     
  10. feilong29

    feilong29 SS.org Regular

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    Ya I'm not sure how I overlooked that... too hasty I guess! Fixed it though :D

    And while I'm at it :hbang:
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    Love the blue sky on this one.

    Edit: That bit of noise makes it look like a newspaper print.
     
  11. Whammy

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    I see blue skies the whole time so I wasn't too pushed to keep it in the edit. To me the architecture wins out and needed to be highlighted.

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    For this one, I added some warmth the temperature, booster the clarity, increased the contrast all the way up, pulled out some of the blue with the tone curve due to chromatic aberration? I can't remember, but there was some crazy blue stuff happening on some of the branches, hehe. Ummm what else... after warming it up, I could fiddle around with the orange and yellows of the ground and foliage, and turned down the highlights. Man, I'm abusing the vignette, but I love how it makes the image 'pop', and draws your attention to the center of the picture.

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  13. Whammy

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    That's awesome. I wasn't happy with that photo but I like this edit of it :yesway:
    The crazy blue stuff in the photo around the branches is called Purple Fringing.

    The lens already had some vignetting going on but I like the added vignetting :)

    Just a heads up in case you didn't notice.
    If you check out the bokeh around the background trees at full size you can see it's adding in weird stuff. Not that it affects the photo, just letting you know :)
    Normally you get that stuff if your "Sharpening" setting is a little too high.
     
  14. feilong29

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    I'm glad you dig it! And I did bump up the sharpening quite a bit. I'll have to look out for that next time. Incredible the amount of stuff I'm learning from you guys! What causes purple fringing?
     
  15. Whammy

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    Yeap I did like it :)

    This will answer it quicker that I will :lol:
    Purple fringing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    All my lenses do this ha

    I find in Lightroom "Clarity" does a better job of making things clearer/sharper.
    The "Sharpening" control is better at retaining information after noise reduction.

    I'm sure others use them differently but that's what I use each for.
     
  16. JeffFromMtl

    JeffFromMtl Уродливый, но честны

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    Took a quick go at Whammy's car.

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  17. Whammy

    Whammy SS.org Regular

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    ^ Someone likes their Polaroid tones ;)
     
  18. JeffFromMtl

    JeffFromMtl Уродливый, но честны

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    Who, me? Nah.

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  19. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    feilong: when you're sharpening look for the Masking slider. If you hold down alt (on windows.. not sure about Mac) you can actually see and adjust what's being sharpened in your image. Each lens and image requires a different amount of masking, but I use it for almost every image.
     
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    JeffFromMtl Уродливый, но честны

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    And I just had to do this one once more just because all I want to do these days is black and white everything.

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