English street. Processing recommendations.

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by outlier, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. outlier

    outlier TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Hi Everyone,

    Love this site! This is my first picture to post. I took it using a 35mm film camera on holidays with the negative scanned in (I now use a Rebel XT DSLR). There is currently no processing whatsoever done on it other than compression. Any thoughts on processing or cropping etc. would be very welcome. Thanks! Sorry for being such a newb but just noticed that I can't attach the file!! How do I show you the photo?
     
  2. cal_gundert05

    cal_gundert05 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    You can't post pics from your hard drive onto this site (which is what it looks like you tried to do). You may want to look into getting a photo host, free or otherwise.
     
  3. outlier

    outlier TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    [​IMG]
     
  4. JonnyVPA

    JonnyVPA TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Scranton, PA is my Hometown but im constantly movi
    thats a really neat shot... a little underexposed and/or noisy.... but awsome composition
     
  5. outlier

    outlier TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    Thanks JonnyVPA! I really like it too but I'm not sure why. It just looked right and I had to take a picture (you know that feeling when you just know it has to work). I waited a few minutes to get the red double decker busses in the frame to give it more of a definitive English context but I knew the moment I saw the mailbox that I had to take a picture.

    The sky was a problem though. I'm worried that if I compensate for the darker underexposed foreground that I'll totally blow out the sky. Anyone have any thoughts on the best way to fix that? I've never used photoshop but I have some programs that came with my new camera (Rebel XT) that let you play with the contrast etc.

    I'm not sure what noisy means- do you mean grainy or busy? If it's grainy, is there some way to fix that?
     
  6. outlier

    outlier TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Okay, very new to this processing stuff. Played with it a bit. Is this better?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. cherrymoose

    cherrymoose TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Berkeley, California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I like the second version better, although there's not much of a difference visible to me. I do enjoy the angle though, and photographing red objects has always caught my eye. Good job.
     
  8. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    its still very noisy and the sky is washed out.
     
  9. neogfx

    neogfx TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Regent St?
    Nice composition.
     
  10. outlier

    outlier TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    Thanks! Not sure what street it was. I was visiting briefly in London and took a few shots with my old Minolta 35mm. This one with a 28mm lens I think.
     
  11. outlier

    outlier TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks JIP. I tried isolating the sky in my program and darkening it slightly. If I go much darker it looks very unnatural to my eye and I don't gain any detail in the clouds (just looks washed out and more grey). I used the 'de-speckle' feature which I hoped would clean up some of the noise but apparently that hasn't happened. Any thoughts on what to do? I've done film photography as a hobby for years but very new to the digital side and the potential for post processing. I really enjoy seeing what others can do with this software and would like to acquire some skill with it. Any hints would be very welcome.
     
  12. theRossatron

    theRossatron TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think it's Oxford St. Nice picture! I'd maybe have stepped a step or two to the left to stop the post box blocking out the buildings so much.
     

Share This Page