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Fog Harp
Fog Harp

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Challenge: Free Study 2016-09 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L310
Location: San Francisco Bay
Date: Sep 1, 2016
Aperture: f13.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800 s.
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2016

About the most interesting shot taken aboard a bay cruise with my visiting brother and his family.

I carry this cheap camera around because I can afford to lose it. It basically has no adjustments other than ISO and exposure compensation. Higher ISO results in faster shutter speeds. The twenty or so presets offer other fixed shutter and/or aperture settings designed to "ideally" capture something, but to carry around and refer to a "cheat sheet" is tedious. In its defense, 14 megapixels leaves me something to work with, image stabilization you can see is helpful, and 21x zoom is cool. Good focus requires good lighting. Learning to use the tool has been interesting. It does snapshots and flash pretty well.

Surprisingly, I added the noise with a robust amount of "Amount" on highlights in the Shadows/Highlights dialog in PS. Still not decided that sharpening was an addition or detraction, although the blur mask used by Shadows/Highlights does have a sharpening effect, somewhat like Unsharp Mask. Applied the correction to the Lightness channel in L*A*B.

Place: 63 out of 97
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10/08/2016 02:14:55 AM
very well seen, this harp. and thanks for the notes. I too love seeing what a so called cheap camera can do.
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10/07/2016 11:55:55 PM
Love the title
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10/07/2016 05:30:33 PM
Nice perspective and great title.
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10/01/2016 08:05:21 PM
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