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Wim van Egmond
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

I had not posted for quite some time. One of the reasons (apart from a lot of other work) was that I was wrestling with the processing and archiving of digital images. I also had a lot of problems with dust on the sensor. I got a bit fed up with all the computer work. This year I switched to Adobe Lightroom. It works well for archiving and I can do the basic processing of raw files in it too. The real advantage is that I can remove the dust spots in all the images at once. You can retouch one image and copy it into all images.

Here are 2 images of Paramecium. I think the first one is perhaps a bit too dark. The polars are too far crossed. And now I am writing this and see the pictures I also think the colours are slightly wrong.I often use the colour picker to make the background middle grey but often shift it a bit to a cooler grey. This makes it a bit more aquatic looking. One of the reasons why I often shoot in raw. I can always adjust the colours afterwards.




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Post by Mitch640 »

I like the DIC effect. One day I hope to be able to apply it.

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Post by microcollector »


I have switched to Lightroom 3 for my mineral photography. I like the ease of copying the edit work in one photo to the rest in the stack. I also have to contend with sensor dust.

micro minerals - the the unseen beauty of the mineral kingdom
Canon T5i with Canon 70 - 200 mm f4L zoom as tube lens set at 200mm, StacK Shot rail, and Mitutoyo 5X or 10X M plan apo objectives.

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