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#1681 vikasmg

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:43

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... wondering if I am the only one not liking all those choices you get in the develop module Lightroom CC now - I use Classic, and tend to just use embedded and tweak for my monitor/eyes, I'm very very lazy when it comes to processing.

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I'm with you I guess.  I tend not to get into a lot of the preset choices - except when I convert to B&W.  With B&W I find it useful to use a preset as a starting point and make changes from there to taste.  With colour, I may do an "Auto" adjustment of light but I often find that does off from where I want.  So I land up adjusting exposure and contrast again as well as shadows and highlights.  I usually prefer to keep it reasonably natural with just enough adjustments to make dark shadows more visible and very over-exposed areas less bright.  Trying at the same time not to make things look to artificial or flat.

 

There have been occasions when I do want a particular effect and then I may do something more but generally I prefer the above.

 

A very nice picture, by the way.

 

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#1682 Boojay

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:04

This is just lovely, are they both yours? Im struggling with the greens in all my shots so I don't think you're alone. 

 

Thank you, my two Granddaughters.  Think I've just got in the habit of converting to black and white for most of my people shots.



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:25

I'm with you I guess. I tend not to get into a lot of the preset choices - except when I convert to B&W. With B&W I find it useful to use a preset as a starting point and make changes from there to taste. With colour, I may do an "Auto" adjustment of light but I often find that does off from where I want. So I land up adjusting exposure and contrast again as well as shadows and highlights. I usually prefer to keep it reasonably natural with just enough adjustments to make dark shadows more visible and very over-exposed areas less bright. Trying at the same time not to make things look to artificial or flat.

There have been occasions when I do want a particular effect and then I may do something more but generally I prefer the above.

A very nice picture, by the way.

Even if you avoid using presets, I suggest that you add one of your own after processing a portrait or landscape to your satisfaction. It is an economic starting point for the future and can be tweaked if necessary,

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The last paragraph should not be inside the quote. SORRY! Cannot shift it on my tablet. David

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:07

The last paragraph should not be inside the quote. SORRY! Cannot shift it on my tablet. David

 

>>Even if you avoid using presets, I suggest that you add one of your own after processing a portrait or landscape to your satisfaction. It is an economic starting point for the future and can be tweaked if necessary,<<

 

Yes, you have a point :-).  

 

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#1685 Dippy

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:25

The 11-23 seems to be glued to the camera at the moment.

 
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:28

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Yellow-Vented Bulbul finding no refuge . . . 

 

CL with 180mm APO-Elmarit-R + APO-Extender-R . . . 

 

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#1687 meerec

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 13:02

Isn't that a bit yellow?
 
 


I don’t think so. I much prefer the OP image, less clinical, more humane.
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 15:03

CL + Vario Elmar-T 18-56

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 15:07

The world in orange - Design District, Miami

 

CL + Vario Elmar-T 18-56

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 19:01

apo60/2.8asph- 2.8

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 21:57

Yellow-Vented Bulbul finding no refuge . . . 

 

CL with 180mm APO-Elmarit-R + APO-Extender-R . . . 

 

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I've come back several times today to look at this photo - it's mesmerising. Thank you. 


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:39

The world in orange - Design District, Miami
 
CL + Vario Elmar-T 18-56
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This is lovely Louis, the colours are so rich.
What you could consider is to crop on the right side so that the right edge ends/aligns with the orange strip.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:08

Pacific Swallow . . . 

 

CL with 180mm APO-Elmarit-R + APO-Extender-R 2X, cropped at about 40% . . . 

 

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#1694 Louis

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 14:11

This is lovely Louis, the colours are so rich.
What you could consider is to crop on the right side so that the right edge ends/aligns with the orange strip.


Only a matter of personal taste.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 14:16

I've come back several times today to look at this photo - it's mesmerising. Thank you. 

I agree and have, too. of all tritentrue's brilliant photos, this one is especially grabbing. 

 
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 14:23

Pacific Swallow . . . 

 

CL with 180mm APO-Elmarit-R + APO-Extender-R 2X, cropped at about 40% . . . 

 

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Agree with above, and this Pacific swallow is just lovely, tritentrue - you are really making that combination sing!


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 14:26

Happily in Wales for a couple of days.. my view and sound effect, CL and TL 55-13542532905642_e2029f47fb_b.jpg[/url]View and sound effect by Jayne Booton, on Flickr


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#1698 Photon42

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 17:43

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CL + 280 Visoflex loaner

 


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 23:45

Leica CL & Vario-Elmar TL 1:3.5-5.6 / 18-56 ASPH.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 23:46

Leica CL & Vario-Elmar TL 1:3.5-5.6 / 18-56 ASPH.

 

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