User talk:Slaunger

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Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edificio_Espa%C3%B1a_(Madrid)_2014-02-10_perspective_corrected.jpg[edit]

Did you sharpen it? It a stunning pic but thought it might be a bit soft. Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:10, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

@Saffron Blaze: You are right about the softness, and thanks for asking. I have sharpened it in the raw converter a to the level, where I find it justifiable (no fringes, and no significant increase in noise). I do not like the "hard look" you get from additional sharpening. Regrettably my Canon kit lenses are not of very good quality. Especially, they are really bad at the edges when it comes to "washed-out ness" and CA. Before I corrected the CA in the raw converter, it looked simply terrible. But there is only so much you can do to salvage the symptoms of sub-optical glass. It is just about the best I can get out of the system. Notice the perspective correction is also rather extreme (see other version), so the focal distance to different parts of the building varies a lot from top to bottom. I have used f/11 as a resonable compromise between DOF and exposure time (I had no tripod). New glass is on my wishlist! --Slaunger (talk) 14:33, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

F-16 Royal Danish Air Force Diamond Formation at Danish Air Show 2014-06-22.jpg
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  • Wow, impressive diamond! But there is something wrong to be corrected with the right border IMO...;)--Jebulon (talk) 22:52, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • @Jebulon: You mean the flag? --Slaunger (talk) 20:48, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  • No, I mean the strange black line along the right border of the image.--Jebulon (talk) 22:27, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  • @Jebulon: Weird, I do not see any black line along the right border of the image neither in file page preview or in full resolution in my Chrome browser? Is it just one pixel wide, or? --Slaunger (talk) 22:36, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Strange. I do not see this "line" on your 'taking off' picture, but it is visible on your 'diamond' one.--Jebulon (talk) 22:51, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
      • Jebulon I have again scrutinized the image in full resolution, and I have failed to see this black line you are referring to anywhere in the photo. An annotation would be helpful, when it is convenient for you to help me better understand what you are referring to. --Slaunger (talk) 17:06, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Todbjerg Tower 2014-07-25.jpg
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