Stuart Caine  


Bird in a tree..In the 2X range by Stuart Caine

May 2020 - Bird in a tree..In the 2X range

May 2020 - Stuart Caine

Original 1

May 2020 - Stuart Caine

Original 2

About the Image(s)

I just received a couple of updates from Luminar and Topaz and trying some of them out.I have the orig images listed and the second one is processed up to the image shown . I started out using Topaz DeNoise AI to remove any noise before I started . On one of the Zoom seminars I have watches. (the two local clubs have been setting up programs for us to watch) as well as PSA . On one of the programs, they suggested we eliminate the noise first.If you go to focus on an image and have not eliminated the noise first you are focusing on .the image and noise After the first step I did the normal adjustments in photoshop, them went to Luminar to select the best image, then back to photoshop. I went then to Topaz to adjust the focus using Topaz Sharpen AI.From there I went to the new Topaz Gigapixel AI program. This allows you to adjust the image without loss of detail. The ranges are ).5, 2X; 4X and 6X. If your starting image for example is 1024 X 768 If you are using the 2X setting it would be 2048 pixel X 1536 pixel. At the 4X setting it would be 4096 pixel X 3072 pixel I used the 4X on this image, but it's very hard to see the difference, because you have to be below 1M for the PSA site. You can see some more image improvements over image two and the original.
Camera Canon SX20is atf/5.6; 1/100 sec; ISO 40 at 100mm


7 comments posted

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
Very interesting to see what you did. It looks like the focus was on the right foot and that the lens was wide open. That would make it very hard to sharpen especially if the exposure were not perfect. Let me know what you think?
  Posted: 05/02/2020 11:09:10

Keith Parris   Keith Parris
Stuart - I like all the processing you did. It is amazing what can be done with the various post processing software.

Was part of the bird's tail feathers cropped out or were they in the original photograph? I think it would be a better image if all of the tail feathers were visible.   Posted: 05/02/2020 19:42:36

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
The bird is very well done. I like the background colors but find them competing with the bird. I would suggest trying a non destructive layer mask to tone them down a bit which would also make the bird stand out a bit. I agree with Keith's comments re the tail feathers.   Posted: 05/02/2020 20:46:04

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
The bird is very well done. I like the background colors but find them competing with the bird. I would suggest trying a non destructive layer mask to tone them down a bit which would also make the bird stand out a bit. I agree with Keith's comments re the tail feathers.   Posted: 05/02/2020 20:46:05

Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
Lots of vibrant color but agree if you could lighten up the background so the bird stands out.   Posted: 05/03/2020 02:33:21

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
I like the subject but find the background very distracting, especially the areas that are overexposed.   Posted: 05/09/2020 12:10:58
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Holly, as I said in my note, I was just trying some of the new features Topaz and Luminar. It was primary on the small bird.These birds are around 3 inches and the burrys behind are not the subject.   Posted: 05/09/2020 17:35:29

 

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