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dr4tone
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Tropical Flower Abstract


I was captivated by the play of light in an arrangement of tropical flowers during a recent trip to Hawaii. This is my effort to capture that effect.







Jun 02, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Tropical Flower Abstract


Not sure why, but I lose sharpness when I export photos from Aperture. This photo is not so soft on my computer screen in the edited version. Nonetheless, the effect of light in the flowers is there. Any C&C welcome. The only way to learn, which is my goal. Also, any suggestions re. the proper way to export out of Aperture so that I don't lose image quality, much appreciated. Thanks!


Jun 02, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Tropical Flower Abstract


Nice capture!

The image you view in Aperture is full resolution but the image here is a tiny JPEG. When reduced a lot of detail is lost. You need an extra step to optimize sharpness for the target file size. In other words, the amount of sharpness needed for a tiny web image is different--greater--than needed for a full resolution display. For small web images I export the tweaked TIFF from Aperture to PS, resize and sharpen to taste (Smart sharpen at 250-500% at .2 px).



Jun 02, 2013 at 08:51 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Tropical Flower Abstract


Thanks!
Your explanation for the softness is helpful. I will try your recommendation for the extra step.



Jun 03, 2013 at 12:03 AM





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