Monday Mercurial: Jesus was a Duck (because they can walk on water)

I took this pic back a few weeks ago when we had a bit of a cold spell. The pond was partly frozen over with the ducks standing on the thin ice near the water.

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  1. says

    Well, in this case the simple advice was to get a mobile with a better camera. My old LG is a really good phone, and I’m sorry I smashed it in the car door, but the camera was crap.

  2. Nightjar says

    Crip Dyke,

    Do you know of any way to fix it with filters/image editing? Almost everyone has more experience with picture taking and image editing than i do, so any advice is welcome.

    It depends on what you have installed but even the most basic software (like the one that opens photos in windows by default) will easily get you some good results with washed out images. The sliders you want to find for this purpose are usually called “Contrast”, “Clarity” and “Brightness” or “Exposure”. You need to increase the first two and decrease one of the last two. Increasing “Vibrance” is likely to help too, “Saturation” may either help or do more harm than good. You may not find all of these sliders in all editing software but try the ones you have available. Filters I have no idea how to use. But to fix photos sliders are always better because you can adjust them case by case.

    I edit a lot, especially since I started taking photos in RAW format. Cameras do a lot of image editing themselves, especially smartphone cameras*. The problem is that often they don’t know what they’re doing or what you want to do, so even good cameras will fail you at some point.

    *No, I’m not talking about auto settings. I’m talking about actual image editing, up to doing exposure bracketing on the fly without you even knowing it.

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