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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Sanai , Sadaf , Hamzeh
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Sat Mar 15 15:13:47 2008
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Hi Ali. The carpentry shop has got a lot of potential for great photos of
your friends. The shots of Sanai with the tools and workshop background are
a good example. The environment adds a lot of interest. Also the one of
Hamzeh with the dusk mask, that extra detail adds context.
Regarding the focus, do you have Photoshop? You can not work a miracle with
the focus but you should be able to improve the apparent sharpness enough
for a smaller print without that graininess you mention.
On a file sized fro the print you can try
'smart sharpen' about 60%, radius 1 pixel, remove Gaussian blur, more
accurate. Run it twice. 
This is from Scott Kelby's book on Photoshop CS2 for digital photographers

You will need to do this on a bigger file than the version shown in the
gallery. If you don't have Photoshop or that doesn't make sense you can send
me the file, 3 or 4 MB will be plenty and I'll try for you. You can also
just upload a bigger version to your gallery (accepts up to 5MB) and post a

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Sanai , Sadaf , Hamzeh

On Shanbe 25 Esfand 1386, you wrote:
> Hi Ali,
> I really like the portraits, very beautiful people.
> But a few pics have the focus on the wrong spot.
> Best regards,
> Michiel Fokkema
> Platoali wrote:

Yes, The portrait of Sadaf ( ) is out of focus.
I like the colors. I've a question, How can I correct this a little bit, so
can give the photo to this young lady. I've tried to shapen this photo  in 
Lightzone ( Old 2.4 version ) but result was hugely grainy. Is there a
solution? What is The Luggers recommandation?

Best regards
Ali Yazdi

> > Hi,
> >
> > Here is some of portraits of tree of my friends:
> >
> > Sanai:
> >
> >
> >
> > Sanai in works:
> >
> >
> >
> > and Hamzeh:
> >
> >
> >l
> >
> > first and third one are by my new elmarit-r 135 and the second one is by
> > elmarit-r 28-90
> >
> > There are some other ones too. I would like, you can check them too:
> >
> >
> >
> > Your C&C are appreciated.
> >
> > Best regards
> > Ali Yazdi
> >
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