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Ween
08-17-2005, 11:10 PM
Getting good results out of your photos is not just what type of camera you use or what type of lens you've got hooked up to it. The biggest factor IMO is how you post-process that image to get a final result.

Just for grins, here's a comparison of the same image, one untouched and the other after a round of post-processing:

Untouched:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=173147

Final Product:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=173148

Night and day difference. After you've pressed the shutter and captured the image, your job has only just begun.

Thoughts?

jweber33
08-17-2005, 11:15 PM
I could "post-process" this one of mine:

[photood=43327]

However, it won't "re-get" 364 views.

I like your idea though.

Ween
08-17-2005, 11:28 PM
However, it won't "re-get" 364 views.

I'm not saying, "Go back and re-touch your photos in the database."

I'm saying composing a shot and pressing the shutter are only the beginning...post-processing plays a huge part in getting the results you desire...

ccaranna
08-17-2005, 11:54 PM
Great comparison!

What exactly did you do? I'll see if I can guess, first.

Crop, increased saturation, levels adjusted to help a slight overexposure, and unsharp mask applied.

Am I right?

SD70MAC
08-18-2005, 07:39 AM
Wow,
What a diffrence! The photo looks crisp compared to the untouched one. Usually the only thing I do after taking it right off the cam is resizing and sharpen it a notch.

Ween
09-03-2005, 08:10 PM
Great comparison!

What exactly did you do? I'll see if I can guess, first.

Crop, increased saturation, levels adjusted to help a slight overexposure, and unsharp mask applied.

Am I right?

Pretty close! Find out here:

http://www.railpictures.net/forums/showthread.php?p=14562#post14562