ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 28 March 2016

STILL NIKING. (28/03/16)

It’s not a bad day today. There was a frost last night but it is now middling warm.

A nasty murky shot that I wouldn’t normally take but I wanted to play a bit more._MG_4021
This one has been NIKed. I really like the control point business.
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I would have to look through the history to be sure but I think there are around eight control points and the transition between them is almost seamless.
This one is developed with the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Camera RAW. It's like a Post script but stuck in the Post. I added it just after 1700h.
To my eye it did a better job but then I use the Adjustment Brush quite a lot so am better at it.
To finish off today an HDR Zetor.
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It’s all good free fun.


18 comments:

  1. A huge difference between the first and second shots. Have a great week.

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  2. Niking.....anything to do with sportswear?

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    1. Frances, nothing at all, NIK is software. It used to cost lots of money and now it's free.

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  3. Control points really are a fantastic piece of programming. Being able to tune up sections of a photo, like the first example, makes the difference between a trash candidate to a showable view.

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    1. John I ought to have done one with the adjustment brush in Adobe Camera Raw. That is pretty good and has lots more adjustments. I'll pop one in as a PS.

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  4. Certainly the second one is much better Adrian.

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    1. There are three to choose from now Margaret. If you shoot in RAW then nearly anything is recoverable but the beauty of NIK is it will allow Jpegs to be rescued.

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  5. I favour the second shot Adrian.
    Not keen on the tractor; bit too garish for me.

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    1. Keith, and me but I'll do a less garish one.....don't need to as I've a load of video of that machine working. I'll see if I can get it done for tomorrow.
      I'm best ignored most of the time as I can't resist something new to play with.

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  6. I forgot about the control points. Yes, they work pretty well.

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    1. John, they do work but I find they take a bit of getting used to.

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  7. Clearly the Knights Who Say "NIK!" got their shrubberies--- I can see them in your first three shots. The third picture is excellent.

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    1. Bill, I assume you are referring to the sheep.
      I suspect the second could be equally as good if I mastered the control points.

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  8. The first several shots are brilliant. I like the first and third shots the best. That moment really is quite beautiful. There is a fantastical feel to it all.

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    1. Chris, They are interesting and useful filters.

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  9. The second shot does it for me. I like the light just touching the top of the trees and lighting up the hillside, the sheep at the bottom of the hill.

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    1. Pauline,
      t's never ceases to amaze me what information is recoverable from the most inauspicious snaps.

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