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Hay For Sale


Hay For Sale
Copyright ©2005, Bill Elliott
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Photographer: Bill Elliott
Folder: Bill Elliott
Uploaded: 26-Jan-2005 07:17 CET
Current Rating: 4.00/2
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Camera: Olympus C8080
Exposure time: 1/160
Aperture: f8
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ISO: 80
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: USM, cropping, NeatImage
Image resized to: 708x900

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Neat Image?

Neat Image on an Olympus C-8080 at ISO 80? Don't waste your time. The result is a pict that lacks defenition, in my opinion. Nice candid but, overexposed, I think.

Cristiano Pereira Alves at 12:31 CET on 26-Jan-2005 [Reply]

Neat Image?

Thank you Cristiano, I appreciate your constructive comments. You're right, the shot is a little overexposed, I'm still new to digital photography and probably should have made changes in Photoshop.

As to using Neat Image, I have a real aversion to digital noise (I try to shot at ISO 50 whenever possible), and with a good profile, it seems to remove what little noise is visible in areas of consistent color while doing nearly no damage to detail. For instance, the black letters had small amounts of noise and Neat Image removed it quite nicely.

Bill Elliott at 05:44 CET on 28-Jan-2005 [Reply]


This looks like a record shot to me. Just a photographic record of an unusual advertisement. Pictorially it is lacking and the fence obscures too much of the sign. You should have got a little closer to the fence and higher. For a really dramatic shot get in real close to the container with as wide an angle as you can. With the reds and yellows you are almost certain to get a shot with big impact. Yes it is a bit OE but that is easily corrected.

Dave Bennett at 09:37 CET on 28-Jan-2005 [Reply]


Thanks for your comments Dave. I disagree with your implication, that a 'record shot' is somehow less than an 'art shot.' That aside, you have a point about improving the angle of the shot. I think getting a bit to the left would have helped (and I will try to find the spot again and do so, it's out on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere), but I was trying grab a quick shot without disturbing the owners. As for getting in very close to the sign, that would lose the irony of an old beat up sign from an urban setting, set in a very rural locale.

Bill Elliott at 06:31 CET on 29-Jan-2005 [Reply]