[PIC] Any hope of saving this image?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by jimkramer, Apr 7, 2004.

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    ian green Guest

    too huge to tell


    ian green
    Xeto : photo & graphic project
    ian green, Apr 7, 2004
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  3. Looks washed out. Not sure if you could pull anything out of it with out loosing detail.
    Martin Riddle, Apr 8, 2004
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    Chris B Guest

    Hi Jim,

    It does look totally blown out in the highlights. I'd say from that
    particular digital image, there's not a lot you can do. However, I take it
    that you scanned this from 35mm film? Is it neg or positive? Can you see any
    more detail on the actual film?
    I think your best bet would be some extra test scans reducing the
    exposure/highlights and possibly trying to composite two images together -
    if you really wanna go to the trouble!
    That said, I'd think gains would be minimal given the looks of that one
    image - you might try doing something 'arty' with it?!

    Chris B, Apr 8, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The white area just above the eyes shows 255/255/255 in R/G/B, so there
    is no detail there to be recovered... I fooled with the iamge and
    didn't get anyhting too appealing.

    Alan Browne, Apr 8, 2004
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    ian green Guest

    thank you
    if it is scanned film - below Chris B suggests several different scans to
    "dig out" something from film to use for filling pure white area
    if it isn't - i think there's nothing left to "heal"
    tough luck


    ian green
    Xeto : photo & graphic project
    ian green, Apr 8, 2004
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    DM Guest

    Shot with a digital I suppose, judging from the terrible purple fringing
    and CA.
    Discard it man, it's got horrendous flare, bad exposure and just looks
    plain bad.
    DM, Apr 8, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    If it's digital, it's toast.
    Mark M, Apr 8, 2004
  10. If there is detail on the neg, the yes it can be saved, although it probably
    won't be what you envisioned, quite. If not, you're SOL, to use the
    technical term.

    Mike Lipphardt, Apr 8, 2004
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Even if it came from a RAW file?
    Matt Clara, Apr 8, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    The extreme condition of the over-exposed areas are so extensive that I
    cannot imagine it could be recovered. This shot has areas that are clearly
    more than two stops over exposed.

    If it is a RAW file, he didn't mention this, and has not responded to
    answers here...
    Are you there, Jim?
    Mark M, Apr 8, 2004
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    jimkramer Guest

    No it's a JPEG, it was a very quick encounter and I only had the F717, I was
    "technically" working, but you have to have fun at work sometimes.
    I don't think, I've ever been that close to a black vulture before, much
    less then ten feet (3M). I don't know who was more surprised him or me.

    The other two (also poor, but not as) are up now at

    Jim Kramer
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    Dan Dunphy Guest

    It looks like quite a bit of lens flare to me, not flash failure. This
    muddies things up. Subject failure. Maybe a more powerful flash
    would overpower the outside light.
    Colorado Springs, CO
    My advice may be worth what you paid for it.
    Dan Dunphy, Apr 9, 2004
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    Annika1980 Guest

    From: "jimkramer"
    I played with it in Photoshop for a few minutes and came up with this:

    Annika1980, Apr 11, 2004
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