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San Gimignano, clearer now (in larger version)
13-MAY-2006 Andrys Basten

San Gimignano, clearer now (in larger version)

To try to clarify the impossibly blurred photo
which I normally would toss but for the subject,
I used Unsharp Mask at radius .05 and amount 33%
for the original image and then resized it down.
Then went to radius .02 and 500%, to get
whatever detail was in the image and then used
history brush on the tall tower edges to remove
the sharpening that also had produced halo effects.

Used levels and then curves to increase contrast
while masking out the sky.

Someday I should change the sky but I like to keep
a record of what the trip was actually like.

This is in San Gimignano2 gallery.

Canon EOS 350D
1/250s f/7.1 at 300.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Yiannis Pavlis07-Oct-2008 12:58
Absolutely fantastic capture and work.This is an excellent photo.
Sandi Whitteker12-Aug-2007 01:40
One of my favorite places in the world. Stayed there for a week in a camper, a long time ago. So glad you rescued the pic. Nice work! V
JuvyGeir Thue-Nilsen31-Jul-2007 19:14
beautiful view-nice captured ~V~
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