Shot on an old Nikon d5100, edited on photoshop. Had to scale the image to 25% of it’s original size as i dont want to waste 50mb on people’s instances.

  • EleventhHour
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    49 days ago

    You said you edited it in Photoshop. Did you do anything beyond adjusting light levels and color correction?

    • @SparkyOP
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      39 days ago

      Nope. I just adjusted the color, brightened up some of the shadows, and upped the contrast a bit. I used photoshop manly because I’m used to it

      • @SparkyOP
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        89 days ago

        Here’s the original unedited photo

      • The Soca Vault
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        49 days ago

        It’s funny because most people think the image automatically comes out like this, and they don’t know about editing the pics to make them pop and sizzle

        • @SparkyOP
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          19 days ago

          I can imagine you’d be able to take a similar looking photo raw as the edited version if you could control everything in the scene, but most of the time you can’t control all lighting and colors, so you have to edit the image afterward. I guess that’s where computational photography falls into place, but it does make a lot of errors, and obviously doesn’t know how you want the image to look.

          • The Soca Vault
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            29 days ago

            When I first started with Photography, I was clueless about how technical it is, and was just the gear itself, and then flash photography adds to it, and once you figure that out, then there was the editing and how to make colors pop. I’m 5 years into it and I am still learning. But colors have to pop to me, or else it’s dull, but its also a balance of not blowing out skintones.

  • @IMALlama@lemmy.world
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    39 days ago

    Nice photo and good work on the edit to make the water pop. Cellphone cameras are pretty good, but I still prefer a dedicated camera for most situations.

    Most instances will prevent you from uploading “large” files. For lemmy.world, I think the cap is around 2 MB. It’s actually somewhat frustrating because my (most/all?) client apps allows you to upload photos, but the upload will fail 90% of the time. There doesn’t appear to be an API to check for this size limit and/or the client(s) aren’t using it and resizing a temp copy of the photo before upload. I often wonder if this is contributing to a somewhat low post level… I make the vast majority of my posts from my PC for this reason if they’re going to have more than one photo.

    • @SparkyOP
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      29 days ago

      Btw thanks for the compliment :)

    • @SparkyOP
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      29 days ago

      I usually take pictures on my phone as it’s always with me, but for this specific situation, the telephoto lenses restrict too much light, and so the image becomes too noisy and artifactey as the phone tries to compensate for it being under-exposed. As for the upload limits, i was able to upload the photo at a much larger size (~8mb), but it failed to show a preview of the image, so i had to scale it down even more.