Help with wide angle lens with out of focus photos
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11-09-11, 12:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Before looking at anything else in image 1584 I felt as if I was falling off the edge of the world. Straighten up your horizon, man!
OK, the next trick after mastering the tripod is the spirit, or bubble level. You need to make sure your horizons are level, most particularly when using a super-wide. As far as sharpness is concerned, I couldn't find anything in the image that was crisp and sharp. Where is your focus point?
Have you sharpened the image in Photoshop? All digital images need sharpening, it's one of the laws of nature. For Landscapes I use Unsharp Mask, Amount 100%, Radius 1 Pixel and 5 Levels of Threshold. Play around with these numbers until you get the result you want. But be careful, it's very easy to go nuts and end up with halos round everything. If you're working in RAW you can use Amount 40, Radius 1, Detail 50, Masking 0. That will give you pretty much the same result.
Keep at it. You show promise.
The day you think you've found perfection is the day you stop looking, then someone else will find it and move in front of you.
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