A few of my latest photos

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    DrAle, May 29, 2006
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    AlanW Guest


    Great Photos. I particularly enjoyed the boat in the fog (DSC_2234)
    and the Eagles. Thanks for sharing.

    AlanW, May 29, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Agreed, that's striking:
    Ha ha, what a dork!
    All the wildlife shots are excellent.

    Paul Furman, May 29, 2006
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    RW+/- Guest

    Heh, I missed that comment...LOL
    RW+/-, May 30, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Tony Polson, May 30, 2006
  8. Removing them would totally destroy the picture and its original theme. Why
    screw with success? Though I agree that blown highlights can ruin a good
    picture, but removing them for the sole reason of removing them because they
    are blown when it detracts from the picture isn't productive. I guess it is
    all about one's personal taste?

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, May 31, 2006
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    JPS Guest

    In message <>,
    I'm willing to bet that if this is shot in RAW, the blue channel has
    full luminance with no clipping in the blown areas. It could be
    rendered greyscale in the right converter, and then colorized from the
    rest of the image.

    If it's JPEG, then there isn't much that can be done but cloning.

    Or, one could just accept the fact that it's blown. I'd slightly
    colorize it, myself, so it is very bright, but not as obviously clipped
    as when gold turns to 255/255/255 white.
    JPS, May 31, 2006
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    Randy Howard Guest

    Tony Polson wrote
    Or not cropping and doing a lot of manual work to try and fix
    that. More bothersome to me is the white dot underneath the
    heron and the dock. Looks like a dead sensor pixel maybe?

    Regardless of the cause, it should be easy to fix.
    Randy Howard, May 31, 2006
  11. I've tried cropping as suggest before and still like this better. yes it
    would be better is if wasn't blown as the red channel is in the original.
    I'm still working on trying to come up with a better final outcome though
    as time allows. First shot as I walked up was at 1/1000sec, this was
    adjusted to 1500/sec and the second mirror slap spooked it off. Such is how
    these things go many times.
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jun 1, 2006
  12. That is actually the multiple reflection of the sun if you look at the
    angles. I too was concerned it was the sensor and looked at this quite a
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    Tony Polson Guest

    It is all down to personal taste. I found the blown out highlights
    detracted from what was otherwise a very good shot. I suppose film
    might have done a better job. ;-)
    Indeed. You did well to capture the bird at all.
    Tony Polson, Jun 1, 2006
  14. Yes, I think you'll find that your original crop has more positive impact
    than any other variation. Personally, I like it and I wouldn't get overly
    concerned about a very small percentage of a blown highlight, especially
    when it adds character to this image. Remember, you were shooting in an
    extremely harsh environment (for lighting) and had to make some quick
    decisions since your subject wasn't going to be hanging around. The bottom
    line is that it is a great shot that captured everything you wanted to
    capture, even the long harsh reflection of the sun rising over the horizon.
    This is a shot where all of the reflections and shadowing adds so much to
    the shot. Any further manipulation will make it look phony. Some will like
    it while some won't, that's the beauty of photography and art.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jun 1, 2006
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    My View Guest

    Just fill the blown areas with some of the image to the right so it looks
    complete. The blown area is definitely the first thing I saw. Remove it (and
    the white mark near the bird) without cropping and the image is complete.
    My View, Jun 2, 2006
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