A&P Hockey Pic, very last row of stadium

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  1. Boudreaux

    Boudreaux Active Member

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    Fans celebrating Fabian's first career game, with his first career hat trick, only 3rd time in NHL history that has happened.

    XTi w/ kit lens :o

    Let me know what you think

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    yellow ice :coolugh:
     
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    i kinda like the creme color :o It's more like orange anyway

    pointers for bringing out the white w/o washing it out?
     
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    I came on your ice.
     
  5. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    if you're using ps, you can do it with your levels. just click the sampler buttons in the levels panel, start with black, and pick something black in the pick, then go to the white, and click the ice, third use the grey dropper, and choose an appropriate neutral tone out of the photo as a whole.
     
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    you can also go to the hue/saturation adjuster ctrl + u (or cmd if mac) select yellow, bring down the saturation and bump up the brightness
     
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    Interesting tip... i'll keep that in mind for my own future use :cool:
     
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    thanks guys, i'll play with it this afternoon and post up the results

    What about the composition? Interesting subject?

    :h5:
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    it's not really interesting at that altitude. there's a reason why you paid less for your tickets than anyone else.

    I love hockey though. :wavey::wavey:
     
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    actually they were free :o
     
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    it all depends on what you take away from the photo. I thought it was interesting enough, if you think the focus of the photo was the stadium full of people, and not necessarily anything happening on the ice. The white balance needs adjustment, but other than that I kind of dig the silhouette of the fans.
     
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    A bit over-sharpened. Also, some wb adjustments is needed. Otherwise I love it.
     
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    open bridge

    click pic and press ctrl R

    in ACR grab eyedropper and find a neutral spot. look at your numbers, you want something where teh numbers are all very close to the same. dont matter what the numbers are as long as they are not 255,255,255 or 0,0,0,

    click that spot with eyedropper

    instant white balance adjustment.

    original does not need to be RAW file to do this
     
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    open "bridge"?
     
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    Bridge is a program by Adobe that interfaces between the applications of the Creative Suite. Most popular is launching bridge along side photoshop. View all your images in the breidge and then selectively open whichever image you want. You can also rate all your photos and there are some batch processes that can be run on them as well as veiw all EXIF info. It is a good organizational tool
     
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    alright, i made the adjustments as follows

    did the white balance as sociopath suggested (same thing as wizeguy4 i think)

    didn't sharpen it as much.

    Played with the highlights/shadows just a tad to bring out the detail in the ice.

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    ^that looks worse than the original IMO
     
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    Overall, the second one looks better.
     
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    Just putting them side by side for easier comparison...

    Personally, i prefer #2
     
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    I think i like #1 better, just more "warm" gives me a more passionate response to the image :dunno:
     
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    looks like a brighter version of the original. :o
     
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    Best I could do. :dunno:

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    my shitty edit - I was trying to get the color out of the ice. Not as easy as I thought
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