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  1. ClarkKent

    ClarkKent TPF Noob!

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    This image was a great capture for me, for that I am used to capturing lightning in the dark. So My main goal here was to capture the rainbow and the barn...I had no idea that this was going to happen. I used my Canon EOS 1D Mark II, I believe the settings were f/22 @ 350. So Please feel free to critique, or if you have any comments, please share them.

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    Magnificent. You have everything to be proud of with that one.
     
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    Sweet! A bit of curves tweaking and that'd be amazing!
     
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    Thanks guys. I printed a 13 x 19 of it and it looks pretty decent. I can see that it needs a little work on the print, but overall I am pretty happy with it.
     
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    I tried making some minor adjustments in curves, but I kept losing the rainbow. So I just left it the way that it was. Feel free to try and re-post, I am interested in seeing what can be done to this to improve the shot.
     
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    I love this shot, great capture, i do have a small critique though.

    My eyes follow the lightning and rainbow down to the barn and it become the focal point for me. Once my eyes arrive there, it seems like its a little out of focus or just something is missing from the barn.
     
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    A few very minor adjustments:

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    Ah, I see. Looks better, what did you do to achieve that
     
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    Minor curves, hue/sat, sharpening and a bit of cloning. I had to do a bunch of smudging on the rainbow because when I bumped the saturation on the yellows I got some really bad pixelation.
     
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    very nice... I am sure the tweaking would go much better if you had the original RAW file.... if there was one.
     
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    Excellent! All the elements are there. I think the photo could use more editing. If you have pshop; keep in mind that overall adjustments like curves, etc is only the beginning. Selecting areas of the print and bringing them to their potential is the next step.
     
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    you lucky bugger !!!!

    that is an awesome shot. great amont of luck.

    are you sure that lightning bolt was not ps'd in afterwards? I can not help but feel that the chances for a lightning strike in the exact 1/350s that your shutter was too slim.

    Hanno
     

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