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GrumpyPhart

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« on: 13:38:57, 11/01/21 »
I'd like to invite fellow photographers to inspect this image. It's one I've scanned from a 35mm transparency and have made an effort to eliminate ant blemishes, primarily from the sky area. I'm not too fussed about blemishes elsewhere because, hopefully, they're less obvious.

The largest reproduction I'm likely to make is A4 size so no real need to zoom in too far.
Can anyone see any totally unacceptable blemishes. Thanks


richardh1905

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« Reply #1 on: 13:45:29, 11/01/21 »
Looks good to me. I would maybe try and lighten the shadows a bit though.
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« Reply #2 on: 13:51:32, 11/01/21 »
Given that the photo you posted is 822dpi x 822dpi you may find the print starts being grainy much above 4" x 7".
The Amateur photographer forum is a great first stop for expert advice such as you have been asking recently.

Agree with Richard the shadow looks a bit too intense.

Too little, too late, too bad......

GrumpyPhart

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« Reply #3 on: 13:55:24, 11/01/21 »
Looks good to me. I would maybe try and lighten the shadows a bit though.
Yes, I accept that comment. From what I remember of the location along with the original image, the lighting(snow and clear blue sky at 9000 feet) was quite intense. I have lightened it; maybe needs some more along with softening.

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« Reply #4 on: 18:31:21, 11/01/21 »
Yes, I accept that comment. From what I remember of the location along with the original image, the lighting(snow and clear blue sky at 9000 feet) was quite intense. I have lightened it; maybe needs some more along with softening.


I don't think that it would benefit from softening - just lighten the shadows. Any photo editing software should enable you to do this - even the Windows photo editor does.
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« Reply #5 on: 19:21:35, 11/01/21 »
You might want to tone down the saturation a bit. The sky seems too blue. That might also help with the shadows.

GrumpyPhart

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richardh1905

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« Reply #7 on: 09:36:39, 12/01/21 »
You might want to tone down the saturation a bit. The sky seems too blue. That might also help with the shadows.


The sky often is a really intense blue at higher altitudes - that is certainly my experience from my time in the Alps.
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« Reply #8 on: 09:38:11, 12/01/21 »
Better, grumpy. There is a limit as to what you can do with old photos so I would probably stick with that.
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« Reply #9 on: 09:39:34, 12/01/21 »
One thing though - there is a bit of a white edge to the upper right slopes of the prominent peak that was not present on your first attempt. Did you mess with the sharpness?


Maybe I am nitpicking - feel free to ignore.
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GrumpyPhart

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« Reply #10 on: 09:49:20, 12/01/21 »

The sky often is a really intense blue at higher altitudes - that is certainly my experience from my time in the Alps.

Yes, fully agree

GrumpyPhart

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« Reply #11 on: 12:45:27, 12/01/21 »
Better, grumpy. There is a limit as to what you can do with old photos so I would probably stick with that.
Yes, I'm happy with it generally.

GrumpyPhart

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« Reply #12 on: 12:46:34, 12/01/21 »
One thing though - there is a bit of a white edge to the upper right slopes of the prominent peak that was not present on your first attempt. Did you mess with the sharpness?


Maybe I am nitpicking - feel free to ignore.
You're quite right. I think it came about when I was adjusting the sky

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« Reply #13 on: 13:48:27, 12/01/21 »
That second picture is quite acceptable for a scan of an old slide, I think. Never tried this myself though.
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« Reply #14 on: 07:05:17, 13/01/21 »
That is a big improvement. The shadows have been opened up and the sky, while still deep blue, looks more realistic. As Richard said, there is a bit of the halo on the skyline, but it is not too obvious.