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Covid Project - Older Cruise Photos Re-worked

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Well one of those things that you can do when you're spending more time around the house, or evenings when there aren't as many places to go or things to do, is to go through some galleries, and find some old favorite shots - either try some re-processing with newer technology, or just upload or save some higher resolution versions online.  I was working on uploading some shots to a new beta-testing gallery system, and while going through a lot of my old cruise photos, most were originally uploaded to my online galleries at 1024x pixels on the long side - I later upgraded them to 1400 pixels, but mostly just grabbing the original and resizing it.  This time, I decided to check some of them for better shadow rendition, or better sharpening algorithms, and save them at a higher JPG quality and larger size.  Though the full originals won't post here due to the beta-testing of that gallery that resizes them all to 1600 pixels max, and with some compression, I uploaded the originals at 2000 pixels on the long edge.  It was fun going back on some of those older cruise shots that for whatever reason I liked.  Various cameras used over the years, from P&S to interchangeable, DSLR to mirrorless.  Thought since we're sorely lacking on new cruise photos around here, I'd share some 'oldies' from this project:





















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2 hours ago, zackiedawg said:



Weren't you also doing some sky replacement experiments?

It may just the stay-in-place mind-set but the above photo really got me! (The other photos were great)


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Thank you.  I didn't do any sky replacement experiments...I tried a few many years ago, and probably wasn't all that good at it, so I didn't bother to try anymore!


Because I'm primarily a JPG shooter, I prefer to do most of my 'processing' as pre-processing in the camera and rarely do much other than crop and resize after the fact.  I'll do the occasional noise reduction for high ISO shots, and occasionally I'll bring up shadows or down highlights if something was a little crushed or blown out.


I miss San Juan...last visit there was before Hurricane Maria, but most of Old San Juan didn't suffer much damage - and will always have that colonial charm.  The above shot is the Paseo De La Princesa, below the city walls along the bay.  Lovely walk!

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