JeffGreenberg

opinions on salability of my latest processing

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(processing, not subject matter)

 

color balance spot on or off some?

saturation realistic or artificial?

contrast too much, too little, or well done?

too dark, too light, just right...?

several reports of same issue evidences its me, not individual screen settings...?

 

click on this link also seen under forum pseudonym: 129598

newest work starts pg 1, then 2, 3, etc.

thanks in advance!

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Looks good to me, Jeff.  I look at the whites to see if they’re off, and they seem spot on. 

Betty

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It's not you.

They're fine.

You probably open up your shadows a bit more than I do, but I think it's attractive. It could just be your subjects. Or maybe the Western Hemisphere is just a little bit brighter.

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Hmmm... La Ciudad de México. I've been there. You really got around...

 

They look a bit cool to me (could just be my monitor), but that's no doubt a subjective thing. Don't know how coolness/warmness affects sale -ability.

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Posted (edited)

Thanks for all responses!

 

They look a bit cool to me

 

Sort of agree wrt pedestrian crossing images (now bumped behind pg 1)

(why just those, IDK)

but was wondering if all others = a bit yellowish...

 

La Ciudad de México...You really got around

 

Wifey a rising star Itinerary Planner. (itinerariast?)

regards jg

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They look great to me, bright and vibrant.

 

Is that right - $320 for brunch ! 

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40 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

$320 for brunch ! 

 

In Mexico?

 

$320P / 17 = $18.80US, still pricey for CDMX

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The whites in this one lack detail but I think it is camera overexposure,  and not your processing. If you darken the whites they will only become grey.

 

Processing looks like it is within parameters.mexico-mexico-city-ciudad-de-federal-dis

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2 hours ago, Bill Brooks said:

The whites in this one lack detail but I think it is camera overexposure,  and not your processing. If you darken the whites they will only become grey.

 

Processing looks like it is within parameters.

 

Have you tried Daz? :)

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1 hour ago, Bill Brooks said:

The whites in this one lack detail...If you darken the whites they will only become grey.

 

Thanks for reporting.

If one image has this issue, a number of my others must...?

Am avoiding clipped highlights via exposure & black-white sliders.

Also a few BurnTool clicks on overexposed areas.

Curves-layers not in my wheelhouse...

 

Any detail in these whites???

 

daz

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It could be the clarity slider. That tends to wash most if not all the dirty little details out of the whites.

(Like Tide/Daz. Or Dash/Vizir in other countries. )

 

wim

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Hi Jeff

I wont offer an opinion on your shots but i'm curious when looking at your captions. Alamy say to write proper sentences but you seem to be loading yours with key words? I know that captions get high priority in searches so is this what you are aiming at. Does anyone else here do the same?

thanks Stephen

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11 hours ago, JeffGreenberg said:

 

Thanks for reporting.

If one image has this issue, a number of my others must...?

Am avoiding clipped highlights via exposure & black-white sliders.

Also a few BurnTool clicks on overexposed areas.

Curves-layers not in my wheelhouse...

 

Any detail in these whites???

 

daz

 

I can see detail on my calibrated iMac.

 

Allan

 

 

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11 hours ago, Stephen Dwyer said:

i'm curious when looking at your captions....you seem to be loading yours with key words? I know that captions get high priority in searches

 

 

My captions are not sentences as a workflow compromise
in dealing with larger than average volume of images.
Am not advising others to do same.
It is personal choice to devote amtap** taking new images
rather than making new grammatically correct sentences...
**as much time as possible
 
Caption ranking strength is below SuperTags, Tags (formerly main keywords)...?
So captions are LAST in ranking strength, right?  Or...?
 
PS. I said above I worried my images look yellowish -- more specifically I meant a brownish yellowish...
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17 hours ago, wiskerke said:

It could be the clarity slider. That tends to wash most if not all the dirty little details out of the whites.

 

Recently been using Clarity-25 Vibrance-30 Saturation-10

Now until further notice, Clarity-20...

 

PS. never heard of DAZ until this thread !!!

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31 minutes ago, JeffGreenberg said:

 

 

 

 
Caption ranking strength is below SuperTags, Tags (formerly main keywords)...?
So captions are LAST in ranking strength, right?  Or...?
 
 

So Alamy say, but some here think captions may be quite important, so I make sure they're comprehensive.

32 minutes ago, JeffGreenberg said:

 

 

 

 
PS. I said above I worried my images look yellowish -- more specifically I meant a brownish yellowish...

Maybe some are a little warm but I might not have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it. I had some "finger trouble" with the WB trimming recently- there's a particular menu sequence on the Sony that allows it- but you would probably know if you'd done that.

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Warmer, particularly for people, is better than colder. I think your colour balance is OK

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39 minutes ago, JeffGreenberg said:

 

Recently been using Clarity-25 Vibrance-30 Saturation-10

Now until further notice, Clarity-20...

 

PS. never heard of DAZ until this thread !!!

 

Clarity is fine, just be careful when combined with the white slider or the contrast slider.

Clarity in itself is just USM with a very large Radius and a low % amount. Try USM 20% - 50px at 0 levels to see a similar effect.

Upping Clarity will erase small detail in the high whites and low blacks. But it will increase grain.

It will also make an image look like it's from a smaller sensor.

 

Dash/Daz is Tide. (=The cheaper Procter & Gamble soap.)

We still have Dash and the Germans still have Dash, however the German Dash now comes out of a Dutch factory and is not owned by P&C anymore, but the Dutch still is.

(My mother used to have a drugstore and was interested in these tidbits well into her eighties.)

 

wim

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