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Pueblo Heritage Trip with Road Scholar

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by isabel95, May 17, 2011.

  1. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thanks Isabel,

    Wonderful set. Looks like a great trip.
  3. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    thank you, Alan.

    The e-pl1 was a joy to use.

  4. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    The Serious Weather shot would be fun to play with in SilverFX.

    Nice work, and it looks like a great trip. I love contemplating old ruins. It connects you to the past in an indescribable way.

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  5. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I have Silver Efex Pro -

    Will give it a try.
    Thanks for the suggestion.

  6. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I miss living out in that part of the world.
  7. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I had the weirdest experience trying to denoise...

    the resultant Silver Efex Picture when I brought it into Topaz DeNoise 5. It turned GREEN.

    It was noisy because I used a "structure" interpretation.


  8. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    I grabbed it from your web post and ran it through Aperture/Silver Efex Pro, with the Classic/High Structure/Harsh preset filter.


    I think it adds a nice emphasis to the "weather."

  9. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nice job - looks great!

    I agree that Silver Efex was a good idea...HOWEVER, it really emphasized the fact that I took the picture through the car window. I hadn't realized that when I looked at the color!

    I found that after I saved my image and reopened the saved image I didn't have the problem with the green.



  10. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Where do you find the "Harsh" Preset filter?

    Is that in the newest version of Silver Efex (which I don't have) or is that in Aperture (which I don't have)?


  11. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    Yeah, car windows can do some some really weird things to color and contrast that our brains normally filter out, but the camera can't understand.

    I've noticed that when shooting from a car or train or plane, as well. Sometimes the shots are wonderful, sometimes they look dirty and washed out.

    I try to hang the camera out of a window whenever I can do it safely.
  12. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    Aperture 3 and the trial version of Silver Efex Pro 2, which I am enjoying enough that I shall probably end up buying it, despite the price that is more than Aperture costs now. It really does have a lot of nice ways to tweak a picture.

    Aperture is really easy to use, and the SilverFX runs inside it as a plug-in. I also love the Photomatix plug in for HDR work, but the stand-alone Photomatix Pro is amazing for managing ghosting, which the plug-in does not do very well.

    Aperture has a learning curve that is not as steep as Photoshop. Nor is the price.

    I run them on a two year old MacBook Pro 15".
  13. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Lovely series, Isabel !
    Makes me think of some similar site I visited not too far from Colorado Springs, back in the late 80ies.... :rolleyes: 

    C U,
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