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    Glencoe from across Loch Leven

    Glencoe by John Leah, on Flickr

    Cheers,
    John
    Last edited by ColytonJohn; 22-03-2017, 15:22.

    #2
    Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

    Stunning work, is there a little bit of noise in the sky?
    Patrick

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      #3
      Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

      Can't see any noise but there are some very odd blank (there's no other word for it) patches in the clouds though - they don't look blown out, they look as though the image data has just disappeared....
      Nigel

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        #4
        Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

        Thanks Patrick

        Yes, I'm afraid there is a bit of noise in the sky plus some burning in the cloud but I thought the rest of the scene worth sharing. The problem I have - and one I've voiced many times - is that when I travel to these stunning locations it's by motorcycle and I simply don't have the space for one of my DSLRs so I have to rely on my now aging Powershot G10. While it is capable of decent images under favourable conditions it lacks the dynamic range needed for shots where the sky is bright but the land in shadow as per here. The camera's processor is now outdated and far too slow for a hand-held bracketed set for HDR hence less than ideal results such as this one.

        I fully intend buying something more up to date before my next trip but just what has me baffled so I think a discussion on this will be the subject of a more focussed post.

        Cheers,
        John
        Last edited by ColytonJohn; 21-03-2017, 21:19.

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          #5
          Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

          I wasn't happy with the burned out areas of sky so fixed them and replaced the original

          Cheers,
          John

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            #6
            Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

            That is a beautiful scene

            Tom

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              #7
              Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

              Thanks Tom

              Cheers,
              John

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                #8
                Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

                Originally posted by ColytonJohn View Post
                Thanks Patrick

                Yes, I'm afraid there is a bit of noise in the sky plus some burning in the cloud but I thought the rest of the scene worth sharing. The problem I have - and one I've voiced many times - is that when I travel to these stunning locations it's by motorcycle and I simply don't have the space for one of my DSLRs so I have to rely on my now aging Powershot G10. While it is capable of decent images under favourable conditions it lacks the dynamic range needed for shots where the sky is bright but the land in shadow as per here. The camera's processor is now outdated and far too slow for a hand-held bracketed set for HDR hence less than ideal results such as this one.

                I fully intend buying something more up to date before my next trip but just what has me baffled so I think a discussion on this will be the subject of a more focussed post.

                Cheers,
                John
                Can you not lose the noise in LR?
                Patrick

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                  #9
                  Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

                  Originally posted by Reevo View Post
                  Can you not lose the noise in LR?
                  Hi Patrick,

                  I've just had a quick look and see that I have no noise reduction set but, while introducing it does reduce the noise in the sky, it also makes the hills soft. I think what I'll do, as I believe the image is worth persevering with, is to create layers and do it in PS. Watch this space

                  Cheers,
                  John

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                    #10
                    Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

                    Originally posted by ColytonJohn View Post
                    Hi Patrick,

                    I've just had a quick look and see that I have no noise reduction set but, while introducing it does reduce the noise in the sky, it also makes the hills soft. I think what I'll do, as I believe the image is worth persevering with, is to create layers and do it in PS. Watch this space

                    Cheers,
                    John
                    Will do
                    Patrick

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                      #11
                      Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

                      Originally posted by Reevo View Post
                      Will do
                      Done I did duplicate/edit in LS then merge in PS so the sky looks a whole lot better. There's still a bit of a halo but that's the consequence of using HDR Efex to introduce texture in the sky and, I now realise, was the reason I didn't sharpen it. Still, not too bad for a jpeg out of an eight year old compact

                      Cheers,
                      John

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                        #12
                        Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

                        Fixed version is much nicer...
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                          #13
                          Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

                          Great scene and sky, well captured and processed John


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                            #14
                            Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

                            I didn't see the original image but I like this one.

                            Regards Paul

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                              #15
                              Re: Glencoe from across Loch Leven

                              Nice, John, like that very much. Great sky and lovely texture in the water.

                              Originally posted by ColytonJohn View Post
                              I've just had a quick look and see that I have no noise reduction set but, while introducing it does reduce the noise in the sky, it also makes the hills soft. I think what I'll do, as I believe the image is worth persevering with, is to create layers and do it in PS.
                              Just as a matter of interest, couldn't you have stayed in Lightroom and just masked the noise reduction?
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