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Skies on fire
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Really cool colors, is that your backyard?
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What a beautiful shot!
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It was actually taken from the parking lot of Carroll County General Hospitals ER overlooking a Farm Museum down the road from my house.
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I can't help but feel like every image you post is incredibly soft and lacking in the contrast department. Do you make any adjustments in either of those departments in PP?
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yes i do, but anyways here is the same image with contrast and sharpness cranked ALL the way up.



I was using my Sigma 18-50 and I'm wondering if I lost the Sigma lottery. My focus was fine, and I don't have to sharpen photos taken with other lenses to that extent...
Edited by robchaos - 7/25/11 at 7:53pm
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Oppress This!
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That's really over-sharpened and way too much contrast. The camera exposed for the sky -- you might want to give bumping up exposure 1 EV if you shot it RAW -- it won't be perfect, but it will be slightly better.
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Did he really just copy like the same name of my thread?

Awesome pics though.
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That's really over-sharpened and way too much contrast. The camera exposed for the sky -- you might want to give bumping up exposure 1 EV if you shot it RAW -- it won't be perfect, but it will be slightly better.
I know, I was just messing around.
This has been frustrating me though. I know my focus is on. I even shot the dumb lens at a test chart to see if it was front focusing or back focusing or something dumb like that, but it seems to be in spec. I was shooting on a tripod, and it was at f11, which should be near enough the sweet spot to not affect sharpness. Its been driving me crazy, is it me or the lens!?!? I'm leaning towards me, but I can't seem to correct it.
I researched before I bought this particular lens, and it was highly recommended as sharp and good contrast.
Only changes I made to the image file were convert to jpg at 100% quality and resize to 1500 pixels on the long edge.

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Did he really just copy like the same name of my thread?

Awesome pics though.
LOL yours was during and mine was after
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