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08-07-2012, 07:52 PM
Here's a few captures from today, and a bit of a colourisation experiment. I normally colourise using levels, but I've done a couple of versions using curves to colourise.:) Which do you prefer?
I had a few gremlins with the DMKs today so didn't capture as much as I would've liked. You will also note the full disc shot is not flat - its hot on one side. I checked alignment of the SM40 and wasn't able to solve it. Later on, I thought that maybe my tuner has been bumped and it needs retuning...:shrug:. I'll try that next time.
08-07-2012, 08:01 PM
Great images Al. The sun is really putting on a show, both in Ha and white light.
Not sure which images are which re your colourising techniques, but I prefer the last cf. the second to last.
08-07-2012, 08:04 PM
Thanks Ivan. The last is my usual method, the second last is the experimental curves method.
08-07-2012, 08:25 PM
great shots Al, the closeups are great. what about mixing both colours?
08-07-2012, 08:42 PM
Hmmm... I'll have a think about that. Both colourising layers are in the same .PSD file - I just turn one on and the other off. As it is ATM the curves would apply to the layers colourising layer... something to think about.
08-07-2012, 08:49 PM
Here's my go at a blend, Dave. I tried a few different options and I think this is about the best... 80% opacity on Layers colourising layer (so the curves layer sees some of the original monochrome) and 40% on the curves colourising layer.
09-07-2012, 06:52 PM
I like the colour in the last disc best ^.
It looks quite nice, details are pretty good!
I had a shot yesterday but captured a total of 4 AVI's so I have not processed a cracker!
09-07-2012, 08:39 PM
Thanks Matt. I think the blend adds a little bit of life to it c.w. my usual process.
10-07-2012, 10:26 AM
The first one looks more like a sphere Al and isthe sort of look I aim for myself. Keep fiddling in that direction and you will have some absolute crackers. :thumbsup:
10-07-2012, 12:24 PM
I like the colour on this one the best, the others are a bit green looking (2nd last) or a bit too brownish and looks to me like tea rather than the Sun.
I struggle with getting that lovely golden-orange colour too. For my personal taste none of these are *quite* there, but the 'blend' is closest from a colour point of view.
But it is all personal taste at the end of the day.
15-07-2012, 08:33 PM
Some nice pics there Al.
Wow this shot gives it a warm glow with lots of detail and very pleasing to the eye.
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