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Jun 26, 2010 22:45 |  #2416

That came out nice, Mosephus! We see you used a desaturation brush, but obviously more was done, maybe if we could see what you did with the Basic panel settings we could get a good idea of things.

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Jun 27, 2010 00:43 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #2417

Well, I must have been tired, the settings for the brush were for another project.

Basically I fixed the white balance, ( it helps to have gray walls in the location:) ), then cropped the photo down a bit (I wish lightroom would show the pre cropped photo in the before shot.).

Next the wall's color and brightness was where I wanted it but the subject was under exposed since I was shooting farther off camera left and wasn't getting what the video camera was seeing. So I raised the exposeure on him to .34 and bumped the clarity up to 17, then he stood out enough to my liking. I also removed a few dust spots from my sensor. :oops: I have a few more from diffrent things I'll post soon.

This is one of my fav threads BTW, good idea.


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Jun 27, 2010 01:10 |  #2418

Hey, thanks for the more detailed explanation -- it is the sharing of knowledge that has made this thread pretty special for a whole lot of people -- believe it or not, your image inspires people, and your sharing of your process gives people a clue at what they can do!


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Jun 27, 2010 01:13 |  #2419

Here is another I enjoyed, the pic isn't much to look at but, it is a good example of what you can get away with, with RAW. Hopefully this will make up for the lack of info for the last one.

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Jun 27, 2010 01:20 |  #2420

Wow, nice conversion, and what a great layout of the work you did! Three cheers!


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Jun 27, 2010 06:06 |  #2421

ok...so the light did not fire on this one, but it was such a nice shot I really wanted to recover it. Everything done here is within Aperture 3, including adding the watermark.

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Jun 27, 2010 11:37 |  #2422

sf1 wrote in post #10433877 (external link)
ok...so the light did not fire on this one, but it was such a nice shot I really wanted to recover it. Everything done here is within Aperture 3, including adding the watermark.

Great recovery job — very well done!

Here's one of my latest; everything has been done in LR3 with this, as the black & white workflow is really nice. Only with color shots do I perform any finishing touches in Photoshop.

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Jun 27, 2010 13:03 |  #2423

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Jun 29, 2010 01:32 |  #2424

^ nice one pallopelle




  
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Jul 08, 2010 21:49 as a reply to  @ smacafee's post |  #2425

This is a reject but still uses the changes made. I'm showing this because I have a question. As you can see in the after picture, there is some very dark ghosting or something going on around the edge of the flower and I can't figure it out. I reduced all of the items that were changed and nothing really did it. The one that made the most difference was the lower shadow level (which is under the RAW tab). It seems to be everything together. All I can do is make the green parts so dark that it blends right in.

Anyone know what might be going on?


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Jul 09, 2010 00:44 |  #2426

That's a pretty cool flower and conversion!

I'm not sure what you are referring to as far as your question -- can you post an enlarged crop of the problem area and point to what you are referring to?


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Jul 09, 2010 00:55 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #2427

Looks like there is some of what your talking about in the original.


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Jul 09, 2010 02:55 |  #2428

Here is one classic Pompei shot with Vesuvius in the back. Midday sun, crowds all over the place, too bright ski, poor contrast.

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Cropping (in Camera Raw) allows focusing on the center temple and eliminates the worst part of the crowd.

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Here is the Raw conversion: mainly tone curve for added contrast, graduated filter to pull back the ski and adjustment brush to bring back top of the building and columns that were too dark after the grad filter.

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Here are the histograms before (left) and after (right):

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One final clone tool in Photoshop (not Raw, I know ... sorry Tony!):

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Jul 09, 2010 08:47 |  #2429

Nicely done, cfibanez -- it shows how working with the Raw developing is not about "saving" an image but about enhancing and making the best of the light we are given!

And, no worry about the Photoshop image at the end because you did give us the goods with your first three images and that's what it's all about!


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Jul 09, 2010 09:55 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #2430

Very nicely done - I just saw this a moment ago on the 24-105L thread, and never even noticed. I just thought it was a nice shot of Pompeii, without any people in it, and how lucky (or patient) that was.


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