reply to post by debris765nju
I haven't had the time to play with some of your other photos yet. As soon as I do I will post my thoughts and my renditions of your pictures.
There is one thing that I do wish to point out. When imaging software is asked to change the lighting, it is using an algorithm to do so - call it
process A. Then when you ask the software to darken the photo or area, it is using a different process (process B) which may not be the reverse of
process A. The two processes are different, and what ends up happening is that you can never come back to the original photo if you use these
processes back to back.
You can test this yourself by darkening an area of the photo, and then try to lighten the same area next. Your goal is to make the photo look like it
did before the editing began. If the process was correct, there would be no difference in image brightness or darkness. But there is - so the software
is using two different algorithms to adjust the picture. FXFoto is not Photoshop. They are not even in the same league.
I am not debating that you see or even feel these creatures, but using amateur photo software may be distorting the photos so bad that you are seeing
what you want to see.
Again, I am not dissing you, or saying that you are making this up. I am only saying that the software you are using to work your magic is not the
best, and it may be the cause of what you/we are seeing. By altering the photo so much, it is easy to loose track of what is going on in the photo.
All the heavily colored photos, the dark and high contrast photos, even the ones that are so grainy that it looks like a pointillism painting; they
are all problematic as they have been altered to an extreme. I understand you wish to “bring out” these guys for us to see, but what you are
really doing is altering the photos until what you suspect to be something, actually visualizes into something.
Sort of like – “I’ll keep on editing, and adjusting until I see what I want to see. I’ll make those Damned Critters come out!”
It is extremely difficult to make a judgment call on the low-light very blurry photos. Why, because of all the distortions in each photo. There is
camera movement, object movement, blurry aliens, discolorations, and as if that was not enough, there are edits made by you to try and bring these
guys out into view. There are too many things going on to properly analyze a photo.
I like photography a lot, and have taken many photos of forestry areas, bushes, trees, etc. In all of my shots, I have never seen any strange things
or other abnormality that I could not rationally explain. Yes, I have toyed around with the lighting, contrast, gamma settings, and all of the other
photo settings. I haven’t found anything yet.
I will review some of the other photos that you have placed on your thread. I will give them the due diligence that they deserve and post my finds and
thoughts. Please give me some time to get to do that. It is time consuming and during the weekdays, I don’t usually have a lot of time to play with.
Hang in there Debris.