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One On The Way

One On The Way
Copyright ©2008, Chris Cooke HoF ¤1

From the season that spawned Katrina.

I'm not sure if it's worth posting, so I'll let you decide.

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As a result of the suggestions from Adrian & Vaggelis I've now added the bottom version and I've left the original so that you can see what they were talking about.

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Photographer: Chris Cooke HoF ¤1
Folder: ChrisCooke
Uploaded: 2008-Nov-09 18:49 EST
Current Rating: 8.00/1 (Weighted rating: 8.00)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
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ISO: 100
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Well worth posting. This shows a storm building, looks ominous.

Geno Sajko HoF Win ¤ $1 at 19:31 EST on 2008-Nov-09 [Reply]

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Thank you Geno.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 19:51 EST on 2008-Nov-09 [Reply]

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Agree with Geno.great capture.

arnold ede orosz ¤1 at 02:33 EST on 2008-Nov-10 [Reply]

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Looks a bit soft to be honest but the subject matter is excellent and those clouds are definitely worth us all seeing. Not sure I'd want to be in a small boat like that though.

adrian tear HoF Win ¤ $ at 07:07 EST on 2008-Nov-10 [Reply]

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the sky is wonderful but I do agree with Adrian about being a bit soft.... I would push it a little :-)

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $ $ at 10:29 EST on 2008-Nov-10 [Reply]

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Thanks guys

as you can perhaps see I have now added a second version below the original as a result of Adrian & Vagelis's comments.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 17:50 EST on 2008-Nov-10 [Reply]

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I like "them".... nice capture...

Robert Melnyk HoF ¤ $1 at 19:37 EST on 2008-Nov-10 [Reply]

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i like them both, well done

robert cooper ¤ ¤1 at 04:40 EST on 2008-Nov-11 [Reply]

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well.... I still believe it was worth pushing it..... I prefer the later a lot more... just personal taste I suppose:-)

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $1 $ at 08:10 EST on 2008-Nov-11 [Reply]

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I think the 2nd one has brought out the noise a little too much. The first one is on the soft side. I don't know how finely detailed your full size image is but here is a "resize for web" sharpening technique that works well and does not introduce noise or halos:

In the Image Size dialog box, type 96 in the Resolution field and type in twice the end result pixel dimension for the long side. So if your desired size is 800x600 type in 1600 on the long side. Now hit OK. Then do a straight Sharpen twice. Now resize down to 800x600. You should now have a very sharp image. If too sharp, back step to your first sharpen. Apply the second one and then fade that back between 80-60%. You'll have to play around with those percentages as it's dependent on the original sharpness of the full size shot.

Jeff Tangen Win ¤1 at 14:22 EST on 2008-Nov-11 [Reply]

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Lots of power there, I like both versions really, though the second one is probably slightly better, it is a powerful image...

Daniel Källmalm ¤1 at 14:49 EST on 2008-Nov-11 [Reply]

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I like them both. The first might be a tad soft, but to me the second one looks not only sharper (and slightly noisier) but also "lighter" under the clouds at left. I liked the mood of darker there... Cheers.

Geno Sajko HoF Win ¤ $1 at 11:14 EST on 2008-Nov-12 [Reply]

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Thanks for all the feedback guys, I really appreciate it.

Jeff, thank you so much for the tip as getting things right after resizing is a perennial problem for me. I’ll definitely give it a try, but I should warn you that I’m in danger of trying to kiss you if it works ;0).

Regarding the first version, I sharpened it with “smart sharpen”(?) then went round just about everything but the boats with a 100% undo brush. Perhaps I caught the boats with the soft edges of the brush.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 19:23 EST on 2008-Nov-12 [Reply]