Another one joining...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by andreasb, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Thank you Bill Dewey.

    I'm looking forward to a much more civil forum with emphasis on Photography not trolls.

    Here is a shot from today with the new Sigma 800 (it's so long you can pretty much always touch your subject with the front end of the lens. However it is not so heavy that the Wimberley can't make it light as a feather to move. Wimberley has got to be THE photographic invention of the new millenium!)
    [​IMG]

    Andreas Berglund, in Kirkland, WA soon to be Duncan Vancouver Island, Canada
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Andreas....

    Welcome to the Cafe. Nice pic. I can't wait to see more from that monster lens. :lol:

    Regards,

    Frank
     
  3. Hi Andreas,

    Welcome to the Nikon Cafe. Amazing duck posture. Nice shot.

    Cheers.
     
  4. Good Mornin's Andreas :!: :!: :!: :!:

    Ought to get some good Swan shots tommorrow moring, weather halfway permitting.

    It looks like you are getting things together with that lens now, can't wait to see you carry it back up the hill in the morning :lol: :lol:

    Oh, I didn't tell you about that part yet.....

    I think you will like it here, good bunch of folk, only Salmon trolling is allowed.......
     
  5. Glad you joined. Look forward to your posts. Nice duck!
     
  6. We hope you feel welcome here Andreas and look forward to many fine posts. That is a really nice duck image you have shared.
     
  7. Thanks for kind words about the Duck but..

    The original is way sharper, I still havent really figured out how to get them ready for the web so thst they look as sharp as they do on my screen.

    But thanks for the kind words, it's always encouraging.... Bill and I will try to catch some swans Tomorrow morning, and then we will see how the Sigma 800 does in low light....

    andreas
     
  8. Welcome

    and a truly impressive image !

    Once I've downscaled my image, I sometimes add a touch more USM to it before posting if it looks a little less sharp than the original. Others may have more refined techniques, but I find this works pretty OK for me.
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Welcome

    A big WOW on the lens and the shot. Hope you enjoy your stay and look foward to many more of these beauties with that Hubble your shootin :>))

    Best
    Gale
     
  10. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Hi Andreas,
    Your duck picture is interesting and I'm trying to figure out what the duck is doing with that foot/leg up in the back. Was he landing, taking off or just paddling along?

    Nice picture and that must be a very powerful lens. How much does it weigh?

    Also I think Peter's idea of sharpening the internet image would be a good one for me to try. Thanks Peter for that one.

    Welcome, Andreas,

    Gaye
     
  11. Welcome Andreas

    Looking forward to your posts and contributions.
     
  12. Thanks all for the comment on the picture

    The duck seemd to be standing on something in the water hence the ability for such a weird posture, it was simply stretching out a little, I wasn't quick enough to get the wing fully extended. I have read up a bit on sharpenig for the web here is one with a bit of PS CS USM, what do you guys think?
    [​IMG]
    BTW here is a dedicated plugin for resizing, has anyone tried it looks decent
    http://www.fsoft.it/imaging/en/Default.htm
     
  13. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Hey Andreas,

    To me it looks like he's crash-landing without his feet down - ouch!

    I have a quickie sharpen-for-web action that I run anything I resize for the web through just prior to saving to my server:

    [​IMG]

    Anyone who wants to use this as a basis to improve on, be my guest.
     
  14. Thanks Chris

    I will try it out!

    andreas
     
  15. gho

    gho

    Feb 7, 2005
    California
    Wow 417%?!? I'll have to give that a try.
     
  16. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    I've been web-sharpening with a high amount and low radius for a while, and I like it. Then about a year ago, someone (and I can't reember who, or I'd certainly credit them) put me onto the idea of sharpening lighten and darken layers seperately. Their method stacked layers and opacities, while I do progressive edits, flattening in between.

    The tiny radius of 0.2 is the only reason I can get away with this in batch. The effect of even 500:0.2 is slight. I sometimes preceed this with a resize using 'bicubic - sharper'. And sometimes I just do the resize sharpen, but it's very subtle.
     
  17. gho

    gho

    Feb 7, 2005
    California
    I stopped using bicubic-sharper, as i get halos from it. I'll definately give your method a shot.
     
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