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Author Topic: Winter flight: Nirvana SUL & Ozone  (Read 3026 times)
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« on: February 08, 2010, 10:43 AM »

Hi, here are some pics of a low wind winter flying session with my Nirvana SUL and an Ozone. I enjoy so much to fly on the beach on winter: only a few people, the sea, the nature......so nice!  Smiley
More pics on my webshot pages: http://community.webshots.com/user/BenaPa59
I wish to share, hoping you like them.















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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 03:01 PM »

they're all good pictures but the top one is outstanding, very well done.
this photo needs to be in a calendar!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 04:14 PM »

my fav is the 1st one of the ozone. Gorgeous!
hope the fly was enjoyable!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 04:44 PM »

Yes Devin, it was a very nice session with the Ozone, I made all the old school repertoire: side slides, slow axels and pinwheels, half axels, 540s, fades etc.
Pics were shoot by my wife, I will tell her about your nice comments. I optimized some of them with photoshop.
 
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 05:38 PM »

I too enjoyed the photos. As Darren, my favorite is the first one. You had mentioned Photoshop optimization and I would love to see this photo voted on in the next calendar.

Unable to download the photo, I merely did a screen capture of the largest photo I could make on my monitor. The photo was then cropped to approximately the format for the calendar. The upper photo shows the screen capture levels and the lower photo shows the photo after doing a level adjust only. I don't know how close the screen capture is to your actual photo, but you many want to check your levels. If they are compressed, an expansion may give you an image which shows off the kite and surroundings a bit more. I did not try any color adjustment.

Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 05:59 PM »

way to ruin a perfectly good photo john.  Angry
sometimes, life is about subtlety.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 06:05 PM »

Just one man's opinion Darren.

I don't believe the photo was ruined, merely another option presented. Considering Photoshop was being used, you are already looking at 2 points of view different than the camera took originally.

If the photo was the Dance of the 7 Veils, I merely removed 2 of the veils. There are still a few more.

If life is about subtlety, then you are truly the romantic European and I, the ugly American.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 06:34 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

Darren  Embarrassed
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 08:11 PM »

Why stop with levels?



of course, i joke, but i do prefer the original for many reasons.
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 08:53 PM »

Levels of originality

1 The actual event as seen by the photographer
2 The camera's ability to capture the moment with its limited gamut
3 Whatever the photographer did in Photoshop using their monitor
4 The uploaded & compressed (.jpg) image on Webshots viewed through our monitors
5 My screen capture, level adjust and upload to Picasa
6 Your comparison of the 2
7 Your excellent over the top 3rd interpretation

While there are many who consider the photograph "final" when the button on the camera is pushed, there are those of us who view that as one of the steps along the way. Considering I am but one of the type who will go back weeks later and re-touchup a photo, who can leave well enough alone?

When I use to paint, I knew the painting was done when the realization of the last stroke being too much crashed inside my brain.
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What you saw as subtle, I saw as level compressed, much like the old Dolby process did with music. For all either of us know, the photo may have been closer to mine and the photographers added the compression post-processing to add "subtlety".

Subjective views are just that. Nothing right or wrong, just what one prefers. After all, many digital cameras are given "punchy" colors because the manufacturers know that's what most people want. We don't want accuracy. That's why Tom Cruise moved all those bass sliders up in Risky Business.

But thank you for being a voice of reason in a world of "too much".  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2010, 08:56 PM »

fidelio's should be in http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/    Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 08:58 PM »

Great photo!

As for the post-processing.....  

All I can say is that I would much prefer to view the 2nd picture (the one John "leveled") on my iPad!  Even if I can't listen to Pandora in the background.

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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 10:06 PM »

way to ruin a perfectly good photo john.  Angry
sometimes, life is about subtlety.

...and some girls think bleached hair looks good
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 10:21 PM »

Subjective views are just that. Nothing right or wrong, just what one prefers.

you're absolutely right, and thus should "correct" your own artwork, not others.

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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 01:06 AM »

Wow.  Fierce discussion.  Hard for me to believe that nowadays anyone would even debate about Photoshop levels adjustments.  I only say this because EVERYTHING is photoshopped nowadays.  (And, nothing was ever adjusted in the development process of old...no, never.   Roll Eyes  )   

I think it's a very worthy discussion, with points to be won on both sides.  Please continue.  Smiley

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