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Brightened is what I mean, not lifted as in nicked.

When you brighten something selectively you can some time get a bleeding into the area around depending on your feathering etc.

You seem to have a brightness fringe that has bled into the sky.

Now you say it, now I see it. Why is this? Is it a software fault/issue/feature and is it common to all/most packages? Edited by Larry the Leit

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Now you say it, now I see it. Why is this? Is it a software fault/issue/feature and is it common to all/most packages?

Its down to the skill of the processing, if you simply select the area to lighten you will finish up with missed bits, and over lapping bits. In that case you get bits that shouldn't be brightened lifted and bits that should be lightened missed. To overcome this you can feather the edge so at the edge of the selected area the adjustment fades. This facility is common to almost allow editing tools.

 

The problem with that is that it can create halos if the amount of change is quite strong.

 

Using layers and editing individual elements on each layer can help, you then have to select the right blending mode.

 

Another way to overcome the halo effect is to use dodge and burn to  the edges (depending on whether you need to darken or lighten the edge) to balance up the lightened/darkend part of the image.

 

It appears to me that the Durdledoor picture had the rock face selected and then feathered, brightness was applied, levels may have been better and adjusting the mid-tones to maintain the better contrast and then finally the edge where necessary should have had a slight dodge applied to reduce the exposure.

 

God that all sounds geeky. :(

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Its down to the skill of the processing, if you simply select the area to lighten you will finish up with missed bits, and over lapping bits. In that case you get bits that shouldn't be brightened lifted and bits that should be lightened missed. To overcome this you can feather the edge so at the edge of the selected area the adjustment fades. This facility is common to almost allow editing tools.

The problem with that is that it can create halos if the amount of change is quite strong.

Using layers and editing individual elements on each layer can help, you then have to select the right blending mode.

Another way to overcome the halo effect is to use dodge and burn to the edges (depending on whether you need to darken or lighten the edge) to balance up the lightened/darkend part of the image.

It appears to me that the Durdledoor picture had the rock face selected and then feathered, brightness was applied, levels may have been better and adjusting the mid-tones to maintain the better contrast and then finally the edge where necessary should have had a slight dodge applied to reduce the exposure.

God that all sounds geeky. :(

I see. Thanks.

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Got a Gold for last month's Camera School entry for this one, the subject was flora.

 

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Got a Gold for last month's Camera School entry for this one, the subject was flora.

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Nice one. I got gold too, two in a row now. :D

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Nice one. I got gold too, two in a row now. :D

Well done, this month's is a bit of a toughie.

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No.2 for me there gazza, always great to see the eyes in this sort of shot, not easy to get, 

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No.2 for me there gazza, always great to see the eyes in this sort of shot, not easy to get,

I know what you mean. Weather plays a big part in this too, sun tends to mean dark visors. Got to admit I'm pretty pleased with the sharpness of most of my shots. Next thing to think about a bit more is background, although the place I was for these shots works quite well IMO. Sadly, I'm led to believe that getting the required accreditation to get a photographers permit is becoming increasingly difficult even at small scale motorsport events, so many places are out of bounds.

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Rolf Maeder's photograph of a lightning strike in the Grand Canyon, as seen in the papers today.

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one from a recent trip away for lil girls 2nd birthday

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Best way to view Hastings Pier until Easter 2015 (Proposed reopening date)

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this mornings sunrise this shot does not do it justice.

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this mornings sunrise this shot does not do it justice.

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I was driving back home after having been for some early morning blood tests when the sun was coming up this morning, it was quite stunning, several photos made it onto the morning news on the BBC.

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I was driving back home after having been for some early morning blood tests when the sun was coming up this morning, it was quite stunning, several photos made it onto the morning news on the BBC.

 

Your photos?  Let's see.

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The better half before a wedding in Stow ###### Quy near Cambridge, taken on my iPhone, that dress is supposed to be purple, by the way

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