Is there anybody out there ...

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Dudley Hanks, Oct 29, 2011.

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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    who can tweak this pic...?

    The family was out for a walk in the park, and we took a moment to snap a
    spur-of-the-moment family pic.

    While it's not perfect, my wife and kids like it and think it might be a
    candidate for the photo album, or even a short stint hanging on the wall, if
    we can just clean up a couple of hot spot / reflections.

    I tweaked it a bit in CameraRaw, reducing the hot spots a bit, but I can't
    do limited area work, like the reflections in the glasses, so I'm hoping
    somebody out there might be able to clean up the image.

    I'd be willing to shell out a few bucks if you can do a good job.

    Just send an estimate to me at:

    If you need a dng file, I'd be happy to send one to you.

    Take Care,
    Dudley



    --
    "The balance between staying positive and being realistic lies somewhere in
    the area of remaining hopeful." Irwin Barker

    The dogs bark but the caravan goes on.
    -- Anonymous Proverb
     
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 29, 2011
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Ooops, sorry, forgot the links ... :)

    http://www.blind-apertures.ca/images/FamilyPicSmall.jpg (fast loading)

    http://www.blind-apertures.ca/images/FamilyPicLarge.jpg (Full Size)

    http://www.blind-apertures.ca/images/FamilyPic.tif (24+ megs)

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 29, 2011
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    snapper Guest

    There is no hope for that photo.
     
    snapper, Oct 29, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Oct 29, 2011
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  5. I downloaded this one, and did a bit of work on it. It
    might not be the greatest work of art ever, but for a
    family snap it ain't bad.

    I cleaned up a couple zits here and there, got rid of
    the reflections on the glasses, changed the gamma curve
    a bit, and sharpened it.

    The worst thing actually is the red/cyan fringing on the
    left side of the image. The girl had cyan eyes, and the
    fellow on the left had orange and cyan fringed ears!
    The zipper on his coat still as it, but I didn't see any
    real need to work on that.

    I'll email you a URL where you can download it.

    Show it to whoever it is that counts, and if there's anything
    else they want changed, let me know and I can try. Of course they
    may not like it at all... :)

    Also, the DNG probably would be better to work with.
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Oct 29, 2011
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    Joe Makowiec Guest

    Mich is missing!
     
    Joe Makowiec, Oct 29, 2011
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    I know...

    We shot a few with him in, but, since there wasn't anybody behind the cam,
    he wouldn't look at the camera. Just kept looking back at the rest of us.
    So, we just got a bunch of pics of the back of his head... :)

    We're gonna try again in spring, but bring a friend (and a squeaky toy)
    along to act as a decoy... :)

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 29, 2011
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Thanks, Floyd, I appreciate what you've done.
    I'm sure you've brought out the best of the pic (and the motley crew).

    I'm thinking the fringing resulted from mixed lighting. It was shot just
    as the sun was going down, and I didn't think the kids would stand still
    long enough to shoot without the flash, so there's a combination of flash
    and sunset glow.

    We're thinking about renting a 5D2 in the spring and shooting in a spot (and
    time) when the lighting is better, but this one captured the moment nicely,
    even with its flaws... :)

    Once again, thanks, and I'll get back to you after I check out your link.

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 29, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

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    Robert Coe Guest

    : > who can tweak this pic...?
    : >
    : > The family was out for a walk in the park, and we took a moment to snap a
    : > spur-of-the-moment family pic.
    : >
    : > While it's not perfect, my wife and kids like it and think it might be a
    : > candidate for the photo album, or even a short stint hanging on the wall,
    : > if we can just clean up a couple of hot spot / reflections.
    : >
    : > I tweaked it a bit in CameraRaw, reducing the hot spots a bit, but I can't
    : > do limited area work, like the reflections in the glasses, so I'm hoping
    : > somebody out there might be able to clean up the image.
    : >
    : > I'd be willing to shell out a few bucks if you can do a good job.
    : >
    : > Just send an estimate to me at:
    : >
    : > If you need a dng file, I'd be happy to send one to you.
    :
    : There is no hope for that photo.

    That's a brave statement, in its way. Because if someone else does a nice job
    of fixing it, you'll look like a jackass.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 29, 2011
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  12. So much of this is subject to the desired results or style, but this is
    what I thought an evening flash photo should probably look like.

    <http://flickr.com/gp/gparet/baVPgG>

    -Greg.
     
    Gregory Paret, Oct 30, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    Rich, Oct 30, 2011
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    rwalker Guest

    He already does.
     
    rwalker, Nov 1, 2011
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