ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
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Country: Sweden

tccin3d wrote:
Converted to gray and then to RGB, asigned "Fujifilm 3521xd", then converted to "sRGB". New layer (duplicate) with high pass applied, inverted and set to somewhere around 50% opacity with overlay mode for the 'sfumato glow' effect.


Why? It's a photo of two backs and a very distracting and partially blown out background. The huge added boarder doesn't frame the photo as it merges with the blown out bits and the colour used is not pleasing to my eye or serves to enhance the experience of the content. I'm sure it would be a fine(-r) photo not worked over so hard. Could you post that for a comparison?

And what what lens did you use (always interesting in a gear oriented thread)?



tccin3d
Registered: Oct 26, 2012
Total Posts: 195
Country: Macedonia

Rodluvan wrote:
tccin3d wrote:
Converted to gray and then to RGB, asigned "Fujifilm 3521xd", then converted to "sRGB". New layer (duplicate) with high pass applied, inverted and set to somewhere around 50% opacity with overlay mode for the 'sfumato glow' effect.


Why? It's a photo of two backs and a very distracting and partially blown out background. The huge added boarder doesn't frame the photo as it merges with the blown out bits and the colour used is not pleasing to my eye or serves to enhance the experience of the content. I'm sure it would be a fine(-r) photo not worked over so hard. Could you post that for a comparison?

And what what lens did you use (always interesting in a gear oriented thread)?


Testing, .. the more you do, the more you learn. Thanks for the critics, the original is below, as you see it has too many elements, colors are also distracting. Yellow came from the profile itself.
I am testing this microblur technique (the opposite of microcontrast), since too much sharpening can destroy the feeling of something soft. So at the end I smart sharpen images for web, but then add another layer of inverted high pass, to bring back some softness that was there before resize. Especially noticeable with fur, it can look harsh. Also this can help with distracting bokeh, and to enhance spatiality.





There is a thread for postprocessing, but it is way old, why does no one post there anything? Or am I missing something?
Here's original:






I have exif data incorporated. (right click>view image exif data, with mozilla addon).
It is 100MP ZE (sometimes image itself is named with lens details, since I hate generic "322jfbgeei3.jpg" type of names)








IndyFab
Registered: Jan 18, 2010
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Country: United States

21ze
5C7A1628 (C) All Rights Reserved by Sett N trenZ, on Flickr



roboticspro
Registered: Aug 12, 2010
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IndyFab wrote:
21ze


Nice!

Edd



tccin3d
Registered: Oct 26, 2012
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Country: Macedonia







ZE 1.4/35 Distagon (sounds like a transformers character)


philshoots
Registered: Nov 13, 2013
Total Posts: 1675
Country: United Kingdom

'Bootsy'



phigment
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
Total Posts: 195
Country: Canada

IndyFab wrote:
21ze


Nice, but I might have erased the stars in the 'dark' part of the moon.



webisweb
Registered: Mar 07, 2006
Total Posts: 478
Country: United States

85mm ZF .2
Laughing his ass off by discoverfilm, on Flickr



tccin3d
Registered: Oct 26, 2012
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Country: Macedonia






2/100MP ZE ISO160 /2.8 1/180s


moosehead222
Registered: Oct 20, 2012
Total Posts: 270
Country: United States

Samuli Vahonen wrote:
steve g wrote:
I wonder how far apart are you bracketing the exposures?


It depends; 1 2/3 if dynamic range is big - 1 1/3 if dynamic range doesn't need 1 2/3 stop bracketing. During the past years I have learned that software doesn't like 1 stop bracketing, results comes out very bland. Also if you need 2 stop bracketing that starts to be too much for the software, and also if you have 4 stop difference between dark and bright image it starts to be really difficult to map all that dynamic range to single image in tone mapping process.

My goal is to get darkest image exposed so that there are no burned highlights AND lightest image to show all shadows, like this:

(In Apple Aperture highlight clipping indicated by red, blacks clipping by blue)

In order to achieve this I sometimes need to use recover highlights and adjust the highlights slider a little bit as well. Also my standard for exporting panorama or HDR is to set the black point so that the blacks are not clipping. All images need to have same settings applied, otherwise Photomatix confuses and doesn't work in very predictable way:


One more image from Notre Dame, with 21mm:



Samuli


Samuli, Your work is amazing, Thank you for sharing.



dubaiphil
Registered: Jun 10, 2009
Total Posts: 970
Country: United Arab Emirates

IndyFab wrote:
21ze
5C7A1628 (C) All Rights Reserved by Sett N trenZ, on Flickr


Straight out of camera, IndyFab?



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 3041
Country: United Kingdom

Rod, love those people shots with the bright backgrounds

Just going through some old shots and pre-processed this one.
100MP



nntnam
Registered: Sep 23, 2013
Total Posts: 296
Country: Japan

The shadow of Mt. Fuji - ZE21



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 9314
Country: Canada

^^ lovely shot and nice conversion

Here are a few from the marina near my place. There was some lovely light and interesting clouds last night.



BryanShort
Registered: Jan 16, 2014
Total Posts: 9
Country: United States

Here's one from last night...just thinking about clouds relative to the last post. My photo has no composition or foreground just something I took real quick when I was finishing another project.

Canon 5D MK3 with Zeiss 135mm F2 APO Sonnar at 5.6 if I remember correctly. No polarizer, minimal editing, hand held.

Aide note: can anyone tell me conventional sizes to upload so I don't cause problems. I'm just starting at full res.



tccin3d
Registered: Oct 26, 2012
Total Posts: 195
Country: Macedonia

35 and 100 at different distances, processing is same.






ZE 100 MP @2.5 ISO400 1/125






ZE 35 1.4 @2.5 ISO400 1/125


BryanShort
Registered: Jan 16, 2014
Total Posts: 9
Country: United States

Nice, I like the first one with the lower exposure.



Ulff
Registered: Jun 13, 2003
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Country: Germany

5D2 + ZE 21:






Mataz426
Registered: Dec 27, 2012
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Country: United States

Ulff wrote:
5D2 + ZE 21:






Perfect Symmetry. Fantastic colors.


U.C.
Registered: May 25, 2008
Total Posts: 699
Country: Netherlands

Wow! Excellent shot!



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