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Tristin

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Give this NEF a whirl!
« on: September 19, 2019, 20:01:08 »
Curious to see how the people of NG approach this.  Here is the NEF at default;



And the file;
https://ufile.io/wbw0m4tb

Nikkor 50mm/1.2 ai-s @f/1.2

Have fun!
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John Geerts

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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 20:12:14 »
A kind of natural approach....

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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 20:22:07 »
My take


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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 20:53:06 »
Can be played in any direction, for example, like this.


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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 04:02:48 »
Tristin,
Here is my result.
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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 06:59:20 »
I drifted in this direction.
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Tristin

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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 19:34:22 »
Keith, Sam and John - I enjoy the dreaminess shared and the choices in hue and distortion. 

Fons - Very nostalgic!

BirnaBjorn - I have never been able to stomach posterization, that is probably the one area our tastes just diverge.  The sky, however, is right up my alley!
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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 22:13:56 »
how's this?  probably should have spent more time on this.. 15min.
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Tristin

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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2019, 22:51:50 »
Bob - Looks great aside from the area of trees/building where you cloned out the light.  Great job balancing the sky and the ground areas.

If you're curious why I included it in the composition, this was taken at Lake Merritt which has the lights encompassing the lake along the walking path and I want to reminisce walking the lake looking at the image.  Though I understand the choice to remove it.
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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2019, 23:13:11 »
Bob - Looks great aside from the area of trees/building where you cloned out the light.  Great job balancing the sky and the ground areas.

If you're curious why I included it in the composition, this was taken at Lake Merritt which has the lights encompassing the lake along the walking path and I want to reminisce walking the lake looking at the image.  Though I understand the choice to remove it.

the whole cloning job was done very quickly to show what could be done. however, if the light was not distorted in structure-pole (I also perspective corrected the image) and out of focus I might have worked it in differently. I used luminosity masks selectively on the sky, buildings and foreground. increased sharpness and textures. clearly at wide open you going for that out-of-focus effect but felt it didn't really work here.
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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2019, 15:10:35 »
At last I got the time.
I used Lightroom Classic, tried with PS, but did not like the result.

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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2019, 19:14:25 »
how's this?  probably should have spent more time on this.. 15min.

Best of the bunch, IMO.
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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2019, 20:10:51 »
Me humble trial...

Tristin

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Re: Give this NEF a whirl!
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2019, 20:17:51 »
Bent, the balance of sky and ground is excellent! 

Nikfusion, wow.  I hadn't considered BW for this image, but I am glad you did.  Very striking!  The cropped oar makes me bit my finger a bit though haha.  ;)
-Tristin