|Original Photo||Altered Photo||Workshop||Options|
blue heron (4)
Level Adjustment and Crop
(321) [2009-01-01 00:29:54]  |
|Used Adobe Photoshop CS3 to crop the picture for composition and adjusted the levels.||[compare]|
Lake Aursunden (64) *
Adobe Photoshop CS2
(10251) [2009-01-01 01:07:24]  |
|- color balance: green -16, blue +8|
- level and curve adjustment
- slight gamma correction
blue heron (4)
(54) [2009-01-01 03:23:25]  |
With Irfanview, a simple and user-friendly free software [on my old computer and win98], I do some pp work here
.crop a bit off top/right and most of left side because the bokeh blur shows very little other interesting feature there but I leave a little room in front of the bird to place off center
.brighten up, contrast, saturation, levels
.add border to resize 800pixel
I hope you will like it.
p/s I have deleted the original photo and WS from my computer after upload.
Ice Weirdness (12)
uncropped version of original post
(650) [2009-01-01 13:34:10]|
|After email discussion with people who have both academic interest and experience in ice issues, it appears there is a reasonable explanation for what is shown in the original photo and the previous workshop.|
The key part of this was viewing the original uncropped image. That image had a very wide range of depth of field, so I had selected the part which was in focus and showed the surface features the best. It was only after someone suggested that the major ice features of the original post might be grooves rather than ridges that I went back and looked at the original uncropped image (posted in this workshop at the highest resolution acceptable to TN). To my surprise, the area cropped out of the original showed clearly that these major features were indeed grooves rather than ridges.
This fits well with the idea that these grooves are grain boundaries in the ice (hard for me to accept if those major features are in fact ridges). The same person making this suggestion also observed that wind driven phenomena such as the small parallel ridges within the polygons occur widely on many scales. This comment was partly in response to a photo I had sent him of micro-scale sand dunes about 2-3 cm high, which looked almost exactly like the small ridges of the original posted photo.
These two ideas together seem to provide an adequate explanation. But after all this, the weirdness factor is still high, and the detail visible at supermacro level still amazes me.
(127) [2009-01-01 13:54:51]|
Cold Love (24)
(31094) [2009-01-02 03:07:23]|
|Overexposured version with well visible ashen glow.||[compare]|
(19818) [2009-01-02 07:31:04]  |
|+6 sharpness by PhotoScape|
+low noisy reduction.
I hope you will like it. best wishes
Kookaburra Resting (8)
(3116) [2009-01-03 01:34:09]|
|On another angle which was then brightened a few points||[compare]|
Ardea purpurea (6)
(731) [2009-01-03 02:04:58]  |
|Un crop mai apropiat si un sharpen.||[compare]|
Winter's fungi (62)
HP Image Zone
(10251) [2009-01-03 02:20:13]  |
|- tighter crop on the bottom to rid of oof parts|
- white balance correction