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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2011, 10:42:04 AM »
Nice photo!
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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2011, 04:17:26 PM »
We had a nice fall after a rainy summer. Here are some impressions. The pictures were taken in a nature reserve along the river Rhine near Mainz [Google Maps Link].

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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2011, 06:07:44 PM »
hi Raphael.

Beautiful pictures. I enjoyed looking at them.



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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2011, 05:41:58 PM »
Nice ones. :)

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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2011, 05:03:00 PM »
I got myself an early christmas present.  ()stsfd() A nice new lens for my camera. It's f1.7 aperture enables me to shoot night scenes without a tripod. However, I find the extremely small depth of field very challenging. Of course it is always better to use a tripod but in some situations it is just not possible. Like on a crowded Christmas Market:

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I love roasted almonds

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and hot spiced wine. ;)

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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2012, 05:20:13 PM »
This winter sucks. It is way too warm and rainy and the dull colors paint depressing landscapes.



Only a hint of snow on the hills.



Some days even feel like springtime...



... if it wasn't for the bald trees.



There are more than a dozen windmills on this hill and more are under construction. I guess this is the price we have to pay for shutting down our nuclear power plants.

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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2012, 06:37:53 PM »
Fantastic set of pics - especially the first one &apls
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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2012, 07:32:06 AM »
Very nice pics.  I really like the CHristamas ones....all full of so many colors.

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Re: RickD's photo album
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2012, 05:51:48 AM »
The power line one is my favorite of the last set, I really enjoyed its composition - with the endless landscape.
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RickD's photo album: New York City 2007
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2013, 05:22:07 PM »
I recently started playing around with the Google Nik tools for Photoshop. For learning purposes I started with my old 2007 NYC pictures. I shot those with my old, crappy compact camera (Casio Exilim EX-S500). It is amazing what the denoise and sharpening tools can do to those pictures. The effect filters are really fun to use, too. However, on second glance, I think I might have gone overboard a little. ;) I am still overwhelmed by the new functions and trying to get a better feel for what they do

For comparison I have also posted the link to the original, unedited pictures. Let me know what you think: Did the post-processing save the pictures or is it too extreme?

11.1

Battery Park from the ferry von MrDubert auf Flickr

Original: [img=http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4281/orignyc121007103.jpg]http://


11.2

Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge von MrDubert auf Flickr

Original: [img=http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/3503/orignyc121007163.jpg]http://


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Brooklyn Bridge Tower von MrDubert auf Flickr

Original: [img=http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/8624/orignyc131007074.jpg]http://


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Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan von MrDubert auf Flickr

Original: [img=http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3434/orignyc131007234.jpg]http://
My favorite picture in this set. I find it unbelievable what I could recover from this really bad original. But what do you think?

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Brooklyn Bridge von MrDubert auf Flickr

Original: [img=http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/3210/orignyc131007154.jpg]http://


11.6

Brooklyn Bridge von MrDubert auf Flickr
A variation of 11.5 shot at a slightly different angle with completely different post processing.

Original: [img=http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6025/orignyc131007124.jpg]http://


11.7

Manhattan bird von MrDubert auf Flickr
The focus is wrong. It should be on the bird but it is on the second pole instead. It is not possible to correct this in software. I like it anyway.

Original: [img=http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8310/orignyc131007086.jpg]http://


11.8

Chinatown Graffiti von MrDubert auf Flickr

Original: [img=http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/6356/orignyc121007206.jpg]http://


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NYC subway von MrDubert auf Flickr

Original: [img=http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/1640/orignyc111007088.jpg]http://


11.10

Manhattan Skyline von MrDubert auf Flickr

Original: [img=http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5213/orignyc131007151.jpg]


I would really appreciate constructive criticism before I continue to edit more pictures.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 05:44:50 PM by RickD »
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Offline Swordmaster

Re: RickD's photo album: New York City 2007
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2013, 09:37:44 AM »
Wow! That first picture looks like it was taken in the 60s or something. Very good!

Like you said 11.4 is amazing, and 11.9 is also quite the difference. I only think 11.6 is a bit overdone, and 11.10 could be better if done more like the first two.


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