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    portrait of a lionfish (pic)

    This portrait of a lionfish (Pterois volitans) is—somewhat surprisingly—the first photo of a fish that I have posted on my blog. This is another picture that I took over 20 years ago and had scanned and digitized (from a Fujichrome 50 slide). I chose to scan this slide both because of what was good about it, and what was bad. The composition is nice, and the contrast between the fish with its bold stripes and the black background is quite striking. However, the colour of the fish was overly muted and the resolution was not optimal as a result of shooting the animal through very thick glass in a public aquarium. The glass also wasn’t clean. I was curious to see what I could do to improve the picture digitally and in so doing, practice my Photoshop technique.

    The unedited scanned version of the picture and a step-by-step summary of what I did is on my blog.

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    EC
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    lionfish copyright Ernie Cooper 2012 hard pass sm for post by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

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    Beautiful and hideous at the same time!

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    That's really cool!
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    Incredible clarity! looks like you were very successful in renewing the colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshG2385 View Post
    That's really cool!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon View Post
    Incredible clarity! looks like you were very successful in renewing the colours.
    Thanks! I have to admit, it came out much better than I expected, considering how the scan looked at first. It gives me hope because I have 1000s of slides on file...

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    Great picture as always! It's amazing what you have been doing with the scanned slides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softie57 View Post
    Great picture as always! It's amazing what you have been doing with the scanned slides.
    Thank you! My editing has come a long way over the past few months. It is really too bad that the quality of the image is so reduced by scanning...thank goodness for Photoshop!

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