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    Rock Formation

    A little HDR work on a shot I took about a month ago. Need to get back out to Palo Duro Canyon this weekend, since the weather will be cooler - I'll be able to spend more time out there.

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    I like the second image a lot more, I think because it hasn't been HDR'd as much.

    Looks like a great area, camera or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    I like the second image a lot more, I think because it hasn't been HDR'd as much.

    Looks like a great area, camera or not.
    I do too. Personally I like to see what comes out of the camera as much as possible. I try to shoot so that I can use the image right out of the camera with little to no processing or cropping but that's just me.

    BTW - real nice shot!

    When I run an image through Photoshop Elements 5 I use Auto Levels, Auto Contrast, resize, and sharpen. Usually that's it. Sometimes I use just resize and sharpen in Irfanview.

    I spend a lot of time at the PC. I'm not really wanting to spend much time post processing pics. That's my excuse for sub quality images.. :

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    Another shot, this time without the HDR processing. Just a little bit of contrast adjustment and some sharpening:

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    Another nice one. Did you use Photoshop CS3 on these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    Another nice one. Did you use Photoshop CS3 on these?
    I used CS4, but only insofar as to sharpen up the images. The first two I used photomatix for the HDR side of it. The last picture all I did was sharpen and adjust the contrast.
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    They sure look nice.

    Do you think CS3 or CS4 does a better job of sharpening than Photoshop Elements? I have PSE5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    They sure look nice.

    Do you think CS3 or CS4 does a better job of sharpening than Photoshop Elements? I have PSE5.
    I'm not really sure as I haven't used Elements. I can't imagine there being too much of a difference between them tho. With CS4, there are two preset levels of sharpening, {Sharpen}, and {Sharpen More}. I tend to use the second setting more often. You can also go in and vary the level of sharpening as well on a sliding scale.
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