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| p.784 #3 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread |
Thank you all for comments and likes.
Charles, another excellent BW shot.
Mitch Alland wrote:
zhangye, please tell me about the processing of the shots in p.783 #19. I like the mood of the first one, in particular.
Mitch, the light is more important than any PP I had. I notice the interesting lighting and asking my wife for a pic, after a two hour snorkeling, we all very tired, and you can see from her eyes. I screwed exposure because of back lighting there. On post, I have to +1.7 exposure, +10 contrast, -35 highlight, +75 shadows -25 white, +15 black. +5 Clarity, 0 vibrancy, -8 saturation. I tweaked tone curve, have it almost linear but bump mid-tone to have better face exposure, and have a small S curve at shadow area to have some contrast in left spectrum.
I did touch HSL extensively, but all based on experience and my like, I can't even repeat what I do , basically, shift red hue to orange, yellow to green, green to greener, blue to aqua, purple and magenta to red, and reduce saturation on most of them.
sharpening is very minimal at 25 1 25 and 0. I did add strong vignette to highlight my subject here. and add Grain 20 25 40, I prefer it on non-landscape stuff now to add some imperfection and atmosphere. That is it.
Basically, I know I will like the pic before even click the shutter or process it as I have known what it will looks like in my mind. I feel this is a must for photographer to visualize the pic first before even take the camera to eyes. Even for looks random street picture, I feel photographer should analysis the street, element, lighting first, and wait for right moment and right people come in. with experience, this could happen within sec.
My pp skill sucks compare many people here, as I know very little PS, this has prevent me creating image I really want sometime, but with the limit time I have, I prefer keep shooting
A few more with 50lux
A dead crab, life is tough for everyone.
This one looks live, but it is also dead, and its feet stuck in the ground.