A&P So, C&C on this picture?

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  1. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Just posting a picture I threw up on another forum for a panning "competition".

    I know it's nothing special, but I kinda dig the picture, what do you guys think? What do I need to do to improve?
     
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    Whites are a little blown.
     
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    Nice capture. Good action and looks pretty sharp from my iPhone :bigok:
     
  4. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Yeah, the light sucked, it was right as the sun was going down, shooting into the sun, wearing white, etc. I tried selectively knocking some of them down in LR with the brush but I wasn't able to get a result I was looking for.
     
  5. MSIGuy

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    Thanks!

    It was funny, this was at a local bike shop's stunt show. He's the token old guy that's like 70, riding a cruiser, and fat that just sorta hangs out. Then out of nowhere he goes and busts probably a 50 foot rolling burnout into what was the fastest wheelie I've seen done on their lot! :rofl:
     
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    open cs4
    go to File - Open As
    browse to photo and change bar at bottom to Camera Raw
    hold down alt and move Recovery slider to the right till all the blown out areas go away
     
  7. MSIGuy

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    Okay, I messed with the recovery in LR, but the more recovery I bring in, the darker the overall exposure... Then if I try and up the exposure it brings back the blown areas. Or is it different in CS4 (can't imagine it is...) I still only have CS3 installed. I should get on that...
     
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    first thing I noticed
     
  9. MSIGuy

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    Anything else I can do?

    Okay, I've been messing around with the exposure, not really knowing what the LR sliders are doing, just sorta feeling it out as I go along. Could someone help me understand the difference between the exposure, recovery, fill light, and black sliders are and how they relate to the histogram? I mean I know how to read the histogram for basic exposure, but not with all the fill, recovery, ect.

    Any help?
     
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    exposure: tries to mimic what would have happened if you altered the overall exposure of the image. 1 = 1 stop, etc.

    recovery: tries to re-introduce blown colors, either by using the dynamic range in the data from the image, or by sampling areas close to he blown area to determine what color it should be. Can introduce halos.

    fill light: increases overall lightness of darkest 50% of tones in the image.

    Black: increases overall darkness of darkest 50% of the tones in the image. Reduces things to black very quickly.
     
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    I think it's a great shot. Just the blown out highlights like everyone mentioned.

    I took the freedom to make a quick edit. Just did Highlight Recovery, Fill light and Increased Clarity. No big stuff as the pic is already pretty damn good. Pretty much just fixed the blown highlights.

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    v2. Warmer WB :o

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    Is that JColman?
     
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    I like the v2.. warmer white balance FTW
     
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    So there's no difference between cutting fill and increasing black?
     
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