Morning Light on Mesa Arch


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Uploaded: 2011-12-03
Nikon d300
Nikon 16-35mm f4
Focal length: 16mm
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Isabelle (2011/12/03)

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ssemper (2011/12/03 16:12:26): I have a sharpening action I use in photoshop when I am going to print an image, but I don't think about sharpening for the web, other than what lightroom adds automatically. I am not sure what lightroom does when I export an image that I worked on in photoshop in TIFF format. If someone has a workflow suggestion for sharpening images in either lightroom or photoshop when exporting for web, I would like to he educated.

Sistercosmo (2011/12/03)

feather (2011/12/03)

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Isabelle (2011/12/06 04:24:01): Hello, good morning.

Thanks a lot for the tips about sharpening.
Iīll give it a try.

Rich contribution, Steve, thank you.

Have a nice day,

feather (2011/12/04 12:20:37): I've used Niksoft's sharpening too, and although you can sharpen different bits separately with different amounts, I always found added noise. High Pass has the advantage it doesn't do that because it concentrates on the edges. I've usually found 2px plenty for web viewing, but yes you will need more for printing so starting high and reducing opacity makes sense if you still keep the layers, then it's there for whatever purpose you need.
ssemper (2011/12/04 11:52:28): I have been experimenting with the high pass filter, and with NIK sharpening software, and the high pass seems to be very effective and doesnt cost $$.

I found this advice on Luminous Landscape: if you adjust to 10 pixels and apply, then you can back off to taste using the opacity slider, between 20 to 70 percent, and then can go back and adjust the level of sharpness even after you save the image, without using a smart filter which makes the file size very large.
Wandering Dan (2011/12/03 21:55:15): I was going to make a similar response, then I saw this message. I'll just add that I generally use the Overlay blend, and High Pass at anywhere from .2 to 10 px (after about 10-12 px it starts to halo). In general, sharpening ought to be one of the last steps (and noise reduction one of the first).

I hadn't used resharpening after downsizing (I use bicubic resizing on reduction, which seems to be the best), but I'll look into it.


Theme of the Month (2011/12/03)

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ssemper (2011/12/03 22:19:30): theme it away, thanks!

Wandering Dan (2011/12/03)

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ssemper (2011/12/03 22:19:05): it was blue, but a touch more grey than this, so your right, I need to tone it down a bit. Thanks for the comments though.

plimrn (2011/12/03)

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plimrn (2011/12/05 00:00:16): Well I just took the pictures today to experiment with this technique. Results will be up in a few days if all goes well.
Wishing you health, love & joy (HLJ), Pat
ssemper (2011/12/04 00:34:12): Pat, I found that if I select the two images in Lightroom and tell it to open the two in photoshop as layers, I don't have to worry about the auto align steps. Thanks for the link on sharpening, I will take a look.

Dyerco (2011/12/04)

dkeus31 (2011/12/04)

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ssemper (2011/12/04 14:44:48): we were able to take shots from all different angles, since we were there first and had little competition that morning. this one seemed different than all the others I have seen. I like it in Australia.

ellelloo (2011/12/09)

jwmunro (2011/12/10)

Didi (2012/11/18)