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<b>Close Up Lens</b> *
31-OCT-2004 Nugar

Close Up Lens *

My office studio

Most of my close up pictures are shot with this handy Hoya lenses, and the Lensmate 52mm adapter.

A comment on post processing here. To preserve the highlight detail that Rod luckily noticed, I had to do some selective sharpening. Using the same theory as partial desaturation, I did some 200USM on a duplicate layer and then erased the highlight area. This was necessary as the highlight, when sharpened, got blown :)

Canon PowerShot G3
1/20s f/8.0 at 28.8mm iso50 full exif

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Rod 05-Nov-2004 21:05
Thanks Nugar, I will have to print it out & go through it step by step. I learnt a technique last year on how to bring out the shadow detail using Lab colour & layers. Not having used it for a month or two I forgot how to do it:-)
Nugar05-Nov-2004 16:02
Rod, you might want to read this:

Best regards,

Rod 05-Nov-2004 10:22
Sharpening can be a real bugger when highlights are present in the shot, as Nugar said. I can only do the simple things in PS as I can't use layers or the technique Nugar describes above, so I use the magic wand & isolate the highlight from being sharpened.
Nugar03-Nov-2004 12:05
Thanks Rod :)
Rod 03-Nov-2004 10:36
Very nice control of the lighting here Nugar, look at that little highlight, the little bugger has detail in it. Well shot mate I like it:-)
Nugar03-Nov-2004 00:04
Thanks, Andy :)
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 23:00
nice attention to detail nugar. the background really came out great. nice photo. - atothev
Nugar02-Nov-2004 03:00
Thanks for your words, LittleDog :)
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 02:34
Great shot! Sharp as a tack, nice composition :-) ~ Littledog22
Nugar02-Nov-2004 01:28
Thanks Dorys!
ctfchallenge01-Nov-2004 23:48
very clean, dead on focus and nicely lit. good job. dorys