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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Rock Veins at White Pocket


The rock veins are White Pocket just outside South Coyote Buttes are an amazing sight.

I like the leading lines that these veins create making the images so much more fun to make and watch. I hope you enjoy it.

Also, a slightly more saturated version is presented for comparison. I will remember to take unpolarized and polarized exposures next time... the UWAs really don't like the polarizers too much.

Your comments and criticism are most welcome. Thank you for your time.





AMaji 2012

Rock Veins at White Pockets

  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    24mm    f/11.0    1/100s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






Rock Veins at White Pockets - Saturated Version

  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    24mm    f/11.0    1/100s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 31, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Rock Veins at White Pocket


The first one is, IMO, much better. The second one also looks very over-sharpened
cheers Andrew



Jan 31, 2013 at 03:12 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Rock Veins at White Pocket


I agree with Andrew., 1st is best!


Jan 31, 2013 at 06:20 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Rock Veins at White Pocket


Very nice images the first is my pick also....

Lynn



Jan 31, 2013 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Rock Veins at White Pocket


The first looks more natural imo. The second looks more processed with visible halos even at this size.
Best,
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Rock Veins at White Pocket


Thank you everyone for your comments. The second got halos because I ended up playing with PPI to make it less than 750kb. However, the main difference is that the contrast is more and the saturation a tad higher. The white balance is also different, but not significantly.


Jan 31, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Rock Veins at White Pocket


AMaji wrote:
Thank you everyone for your comments. The second got halos because I ended up playing with PPI to make it less than 750kb. However, the main difference is that the contrast is more and the saturation a tad higher. The white balance is also different, but not significantly.


Just as a heads up, the PPI setting has no bearing on web presentation. It is strictly a matter of X vs Y pixels.



Feb 01, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Rock Veins at White Pocket


Hey Maji,

A very nice composition you have here. I agree that #1 is the best here.

As to web presentation, all of my shots here are at 300kb or less. Prepping shots for the web isn't that hard, but also in some ways it can be an art form...

Here are my basic steps:

1. Convert from 16 bit to 8 bit
2. Convert to sRGB
3. Change image size to 800pix wide
4. Use a light UnSharp Mask (usually are 30 or so to bring sharpness back to the shot)
5. Save as a jpg with a quality of 10

Those basic steps are with Photoshop. I have a slight alteration to that for use with my D800, but those basic steps will convert your photos for the web and get them down into the 300kb range.

Let me know if that helps,

Jim



Feb 01, 2013 at 03:48 AM
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Thank you Jim for the pointers.. very much appreciated. Very helpful for all of us who post here.


Feb 01, 2013 at 03:01 PM





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