Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2018/05/14

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Subject: [Leica] It's all your fault
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 20:40:07 -0500
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On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 8:16 PM Ken Carney <kcarney1 at> wrote:

> So, those great flower pics...they have been digitally altered? OK, a
> little pollen I could understand, but a tear in the leaf...a tear that
> Mother Nature put there?
> Ken

Digitally altered?  I crop the image, I rotate it slightly to keep the leaf
from trailing off the frame, I spot out a bit of dirt or pollen.  Sometimes
there?s a little rust on a petal.  Away with it.  Yeah, even a tiny tear
gets mended.

I shoot all my images available light, hand held.  No black cloths shield
the eye from the background.    Conversely, if an aged bud is in the shot,
it stays.  A spider web? Stays.   A little ice burn on a Camellia?  It
might stay, like the one I posted the morning after our snow this year.

These flower portraits get a good once over, just like portraits of my
wife, my grandkids or even my cats.  I want the subject to look good.

Much truer than focus stacking or building panoramas from multiple
exposures, or even making black and white images of color scenes.

If you shoot a picture, the camera digitally alters the light into an
image.  So the short answer to your question is yes.


> On 5/13/2018 2:48 PM, Sonny Carter via LUG wrote:
> > On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 1:43 PM Nathan Wajsman <photo at>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Right on. I do not even have Photoshop anymore. LR is more than enough.
> If
> >> I have to spend 1/2 hour manipulating an image in a piece of software to
> >> make it look decent, then I have screwed up at the time of taking the
> >> picture.
> >
> > My mileage varies!
> >
> > I use PS because LR doesn?t have an adequate way to spot images, and
> > flowers almost always have stray pollen, dirt or minute tears that could
> > use attention.  I spend very little time ?fixing? images, but every shot
> I
> > post gets at least a once over.  I also prefer the solutions available in
> > PS for straightening falling buildings.   The nice LR tools are all
> present
> > in PS in camera raw filter.
> >
> >
> >
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