Lightnings taking a ride

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The histogram for this image looks like this: Key points: Nothing over in the far left — the blackpoint is lifted, or to put it another way, the deepest, darkest color is not black, but gray (and there's not much of that). The bulk of the tones, including a big spike, are way over in the brightest 90%. And, there's also a spike at 100% — that is, fully ...


What I'm wondering is, why do my pictures not look the same across the board?! I'm sure I will have an experience that one time I upload a picture to Facebook or somewhere online and the picture not coming looking good. It is not possible to tell from a screenshot what Facebook did to your picture, but I would not be surprised if it converted it ...


I think there's a psychological aspect to this as well. It's easy to only look at the technical things of a photograph, but no matter how fancy your lighting equipment or camera is or how many years of experience and gathered post processing knowledge you have: in the end, content matters, that is: what you see in the image. I think the post processing ...


This is called Dispersion Effect and is most commonly done using Splatter effects. There are thousands of tutorials on how to achieve it. The basic method is to duplicate your subject layer, transform / move it in some way, apply a Layer Mask, invert that layer mask so none of the new subject is showing, then use stylized brushes to "paint" the subject back ...


I'm sorry to tell you that whoever told you that it was some 'secret sauce' added in post production either doesn't know as much as they think they do or has been having you on. What you're seeing in the example images is from an effect called cross-polarisation. It's where light entering the camera has interacted with multiple polarisers. In the images ...


This is how lossless editing works. This is a BIG concept. Lossless edits never change the original data, edit versions merely store the list of edit operations we specify. If we subsequently edit the data more times later, we never change the original data, we merely edit the list of changes. Then we "output" the change by writing a new JPG file copy, ...


I appreciate your question how to make dreamlike pictures and also your analysis of the histogram. My point here is that the histogram only helps you in part for making a dreamlike picture. This is my analysis of the picture and some of the others on the linked page: First and foremost, these pictures are dreamlike, because these are our dreams. It's ...


At your step 5., when you export a RAW file from LR to PS (or when you open a RAW file with PS, make some editing and then save it in TIFF format and import it back to LR), a TIFF get created. However, this TIFF has no sidecar file attached, so you won't find any. So back in LR with a TIFF file, you expect the changes you made to be saved in a XMP file... ...


Depending upon the browser you're using, you may not be comparing apples-to-apples (or jpegs-to-jpegs in this case). Facebook added the .webp compression for uploaded photos a while back and displays them in that format within browsers that support WebP. Details on the WebP format are available at: A good ...


The images look different because of different color spaces. To fix it stop using ProPhoto RGB color space and instead use sRGB to produce consistent results for web. Secondarily, determine if your browser is capable of managing color spaces and find out what it is using. Also, ensure your monitor is properly calibrated using a hardware solution.


It looks like a filter hasn't been used here. Instead it looks like the photographer gas increased both the colour saturation and contrast of the image. And then to finish it off a vignette has been added.

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