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I thought for a while when first reading your post that he was using alpha channel adjustments. Having now seen the video it seems he has just gone and altered the view to grayscale. Click on Image - Mode - Grayscale (this is just a viewing mode while working on the file), and change it back when done with the adjustments. Working in a grayscale is much easier as it's easier to see the adjustments without being distracted by the colors and colorfringing and such.


I have CS 6, but the same should apply. Also, be sure to shoot in Raw, as it gives you more flexibility in pulling on curves and levels afterwards.

Good luck.

Hi, thanks for your post. My problem is in CS2 if I have the color tiff on my PS desktop and click image-mode-grayscales, PS asks me: "Do you want to discard the color data?" And then as far as I can see it gets iretrievable afterwards...hmmm.

@MrBean: Thanks a lot! I will do so. Did several like that before, always like touch the limits ;- at least photography wise...

Cheers, Pedro

Hmmm.. Seems you are right. I have never used this, but gotten a grey picture when sharpening in alpha layers, so I thought it was retriveable. It probably is, I just don't know how to do it. There are however many people in this forum who are experts on photoshop.

Below is a picture (actually eight taken with the 16-35 II, and stiched) I took some weeks ago in Shanghai. Below that is the same picture converted to grayscale, the one I was not able to revert.. I'd be interested in seeing how to solve this :)

Good luck.

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I thought for a while when first reading your post that he was using alpha channel adjustments. Having now seen the video it seems he has just gone and altered the view to grayscale. Click on Image - Mode - Grayscale (this is just a viewing mode while working on the file), and change it back when done with the adjustments. Working in a grayscale is much easier as it's easier to see the adjustments without being distracted by the colors and colorfringing and such.


I have CS 6, but the same should apply. Also, be sure to shoot in Raw, as it gives you more flexibility in pulling on curves and levels afterwards.

Good luck.

Hi, thanks for your post. My problem is in CS2 if I have the color tiff on my PS desktop and click image-mode-grayscales, PS asks me: "Do you want to discard the color data?" And then as far as I can see it gets iretrievable afterwards...hmmm.

@MrBean: Thanks a lot! I will do so. Did several like that before, always like touch the limits ;- at least photography wise...

Cheers, Pedro

Have to put the kids to bed, then I will check it out :)

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I have CS 6 ...Good luck.

When did CS6 become available???

Ehhh... It was released last summer/fall.

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Portrait / Re: Pretty bad...
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:42:18 AM »
LOL, you made my day with this hillarious article. Thank you for bringing here :)

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I thought for a while when first reading your post that he was using alpha channel adjustments. Having now seen the video it seems he has just gone and altered the view to grayscale. Click on Image - Mode - Grayscale (this is just a viewing mode while working on the file), and change it back when done with the adjustments. Working in a grayscale is much easier as it's easier to see the adjustments without being distracted by the colors and colorfringing and such.

I have CS 6, but the same should apply. Also, be sure to shoot in Raw, as it gives you more flexibility in pulling on curves and levels afterwards.

Good luck.

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I just bought the 135L and love it. What I really need is a 50mm that is as good as Sigma 35 1.4.

+ 1

While I really like the Siggy Art 35, I would be hard pressed to give up my favorite Canon lens - 135. That is even if Canon was to release a new "improved" version of it, be it with IS, aperture of 1.8 or whatever. IMHO it is perfect just as it is.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:44:34 PM »
Hi all, thanks for the kind comments. Im ok didnt get ran over. Came bloody close though on a few occassions.The horse pic is a horse pic, its not a construction of 20 images as im not clever enough to do that but you have given me an idea....hmmmm!!!. I was with some fellow photographers and the guy who ran it told me all the horses in the Camargue are owned by someone. Some live on farms others out in the marshland. Anyhow, heres a one to show how close they got and where using a 1D series really came in handy. Standing in a marsh with my waders when they ran past wasnt my cleverest idea. Still doing stupid stuff for a picture is something we all on here appreciate. My wife on the other hands just thinks we're all nuts. Ive kept the best stuff for my little web site.

The first one here is spectacular!

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:35:54 PM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.


But you're overlooking that fact that the EOS system delivers.

Me or Dilbert? :) I agree, the EOS works great, and I have no plans on switching

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Lenses / Re: which lens to keep
« on: April 21, 2013, 03:45:06 PM »
You have a APS-H and a full frame... I would say that with the improvement on your 5d III the loss of a stop will not affect you too much. Keep the 24-105 and get a couple of primes like suggested.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 21, 2013, 03:24:56 PM »
With all due respect to the direction this thread has taken (talk about getting off topic!), Canon is still the leader in both patents filed and overall profit.  It is a highly rated corporation that has a legacy of success that continues into the present.  Do they frustrate me at times?  Sure.  Do I agree with every one of their priorities? No.  But I love my Canon gear and it continues to provide me with great images that pleases my clients, stock agencies, and even magazines.  I highly doubt bankruptcy is in their near future.

+ 1

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Very graphic! And the plane is a good touch... :)

Is your sensor dirty?

thx...one plane after another every minute, that part was easy.  getting the right location for composition so that my shot didn't have any names viewable on a headstone was tougher.

sensor - i don't think so, why?

11 O'clock right over the treeline over the lane

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And yes, the tile floors and stool seats are a dead giveaway that this is not an exterior location, so good luck arguing with me.

No one cares that the best low-light performance camera along with the best low-light performance lens can take good shots in low-light conditions. Tell us something we don't know, please.

How very sad!

The OP presents the only thing that actually matters in photography, - photos. Does it matter if the capture could have been gotten with other gear? He has found a combo that works great for him, and conveys it in an entusiastic manner. God forbid that people are actually thrilled about something....

Is it me, or have the discussions on the latest threads taken a sour/foul turn? I find more and more that people are out to arrest eachother, rather than participating in a constructive kind spirited discourse that will benefit us all.

G.

Actually I don't think it's you. I agree with you on that. There's alot of aggression and insults for no apparent reasons. I felt I used to be able to post really any questions showing my ignorance and still get very polite and informative answers and not getting shot down. Now I won't, on the other hand I might be a part of it without knowing it.


J

:) me too without been aware of it.

Spring is upon us, and hopefully more sun-more ceratonin-more fun :)

Like you I have benefitted tremendously from the collective wisdom and konsensus of this forum. Pity if this sentiment is destroyed by petty individuals.

G.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:08:32 AM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.

Another can of worms altogether :) I am not knowledgeable enough to pass judgement on that matter, nor do I want to. All I know is that it is more than good enough for me as it is now. I truly do not believe that it is the "inferior" sensor from Canon that is keeping me from being great! ;)

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And yes, the tile floors and stool seats are a dead giveaway that this is not an exterior location, so good luck arguing with me.

No one cares that the best low-light performance camera along with the best low-light performance lens can take good shots in low-light conditions. Tell us something we don't know, please.

How very sad!

The OP presents the only thing that actually matters in photography, - photos. Does it matter if the capture could have been gotten with other gear? He has found a combo that works great for him, and conveys it in an entusiastic manner. God forbid that people are actually thrilled about something....

Is it me, or have the discussions on the latest threads taken a sour/foul turn? I find more and more that people are out to arrest eachother, rather than participating in a constructive kind spirited discourse that will benefit us all.

G.

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Um, the first photo you posted is of 6 girls in their panties in a place called "Temptations Ladyboy Bar". And believe me, I'm 23 and the last thing I am is offended by this, but please don't call it "street photography.

Why on earth not?!!! On the contrary, I think the first shot captures the essence of street photography, whether it is actually outside or not. That picture will withstand time and could be a semiotic symbol representing a particular part of some culture in a particular point in time/history.

Sanj, I again applaud you for a great picture which actually tells a story, and please do not pay heed to sour nay-sayers.

G.

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