LightningPaul

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End of Year Lights


Merry Christmas to all of you!

A possible typical image for this time of the year. You make guess what is it is. Close to the top left you see a Christmas bal hanging in the tree.


TECH-INFO: switched on some lamps in the room, used my Lensbaby Composer at aperture f/2.0 and ISO400 to make the exposure time not to long.
I focused properly to reveal not too many details :-)
Processing was a bit of a pain in the neck. Initially I loaded the RAW file in Adobe Camera RAW, but the colors were getting too different (especially the red and orange colors). After tweaking a lot in ACR, I was happy but when saving the result the colors were wrong again. Anyone an idea why?
I started over by converting the RAW file in Nikon View NX to a TIFF file. Loaded it in Photoshop, boosted the contrast and vibrance and added a little vignetting. Finally saved the result to a JPF file. The colors looked much better though not 100% the same as in Photoshop.
During the process I worked the whole time in sRGB color space. It looks like I have problems with my colors. It's fustrating because I work hard on the colors and after saving the result they get changed or lost somehow. Anybody having similar experiences?


VAZAAR: I submitted this image for the topic Bokeh
.

End of Year Lights


Merry Christmas to all of you!

A possible typical image for this time of the year. You make guess what is it is. Close to the top left you see a Christmas bal hanging in the tree.


TECH-INFO: switched on some lamps in the room, used my Lensbaby Composer at aperture f/2.0 and ISO400 to make the exposure time not to long.
I focused properly to reveal not too many details :-)
Processing was a bit of a pain in the neck. Initially I loaded the RAW file in Adobe Camera RAW, but the colors were getting too different (especially the red and orange colors). After tweaking a lot in ACR, I was happy but when saving the result the colors were wrong again. Anyone an idea why?
I started over by converting the RAW file in Nikon View NX to a TIFF file. Loaded it in Photoshop, boosted the contrast and vibrance and added a little vignetting. Finally saved the result to a JPF file. The colors looked much better though not 100% the same as in Photoshop.
During the process I worked the whole time in sRGB color space. It looks like I have problems with my colors. It's fustrating because I work hard on the colors and after saving the result they get changed or lost somehow. Anybody having similar experiences?


VAZAAR: I submitted this image for the topic Bokeh
.

comments (14)

  • Ellie
  • England
  • 25 Dec 2008, 01:33
My first thought that this was Christmas lights. Whatever it is, it's brilliant.

Have a lovely Christmas
LightningPaul: Good guess smile I wish you all a good Christmas.
  • Simone
  • Italy
  • 25 Dec 2008, 08:22
Beautiful Christmas blured picture! Merry Christmas smile
LightningPaul: Thank you! Best wishes for you and your family.
Superb shot.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
LightningPaul: Thank you Richard. I wish you a good Christmas.
and merry xmas to you too Paul, superb image fellasmile
LightningPaul: Have a great Christmas Tim. Thanks for you comment.
Wow, great and interesting composition with Lensbaby! Merry Christmas to you smile
LightningPaul: Many thanks. I wanted something original, I hope I succeeded. Merry Christmas!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Dec 2008, 15:49
Vrolijk Kerstfeest....Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones....

Great shot...love the wonderful colours...you did a great job.
LightningPaul: Dank je Astrid. Een Vrolijk Kerstfeest voor jou en je familie smile
I'm happy you appreciate the colors... suddenly the pain in my neck is gone.
nice abstract Paul. Hope you are having a great day
LightningPaul: I'm happy today, I got some nice presents yesterday and today. Yesterday I made a bunch of shot of very old buildings (multiple shots for making HDR of course). Next month I should start posting them. Have a nice day.
  • fotografa
  • London - Hoping 4 better weather today
  • 25 Dec 2008, 20:38
Really can't help you with your colour correction issue smile But it's still is a very lovely composition and PP.

Merry xmas and hope you have a lovely one.
LightningPaul: I appreciate the effort. Thanks for the comment. Have a great Christmas.
  • Chris Legg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Dec 2008, 22:21
Great shot, hope you've had a great Christmas!
LightningPaul: I had, thanks! Best wishes for 2009!
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 26 Dec 2008, 13:23
Great job. Just imagine this photo printed large!
LightningPaul: Good idea. Perhaps I'll try to print it on 20x30cm to get an idea. Thanks for visiting.
  • nissou*
  • brussels
  • 28 Dec 2008, 15:55
great! love the atsmophere and warm tones.
LightningPaul: Thank you! I hope you had a lovely and warm Christmas.
  • Denis
  • first blackhole after the third galaxy
  • 28 Dec 2008, 21:46
Nice, fresh and festive !
LightningPaul: Thanks for your comment!
Typical? Perhaps in concept. Stereotypical? Not at all. I dig it very much. The blue bulbs complete the very nice composition for me.
LightningPaul: Many thanks for your comment. I wanted a bit more original Christmas picture. I used techniques which many already used but I have never seen it for a Christmas image.
I love this kind of abstract!
Well done to you, the result is awsome.
SwissCharles

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camera NIKON D200
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/25s
aperture f/2.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 50.0mm
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