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Jul 18, 2010 08:43 |  #16

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I think we may be dealing with how peoples monitors are calibrated (or not calibrated). Most uncalibrated monitors are overly bright, therefore my edit may look overly bright on an uncalibrated monitor. My prints and my monitor match, before I calibrated, my prints were coming out dark.

That might be the problem... I've not printed a lot... and the only thing I ever noticed for my laptop was a yellowish tinge... -> makes me think my monitor is too cold.

But it could be that.


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Jul 18, 2010 11:33 |  #17

Alrighty...here's my take on it...


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This is really only about a 5 minute doodle really...I think this is a very nice image though and would be worth putting some work in to. First, obviously, I cropped the shot in a bit. That corner building is really the "anchor" for the shot in my opinion so I cropped it observing the rule of thirds. I also took some of the water off the bottom of the shot (sorry...I had to move your watermark a bit). I added a Saturation and Contrast layer and boosted both quite a bit. After that I separated the buildings and the foreground and added some extra blue and contrast to the sky (it could still use more though). I also ended up taking the saturation back down a bit on -just- the red roof (selectively of course).

If this were my own shot I would have put a bit more work in to it (especially the sky) but either way I think it's got some real promise. I hope you like...if not lemme know and I'll delete it.

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Jul 19, 2010 03:14 |  #18

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Alrighty...here's my take on it...

This is really only about a 5 minute doodle really...I think this is a very nice image though and would be worth putting some work in to. First, obviously, I cropped the shot in a bit. That corner building is really the "anchor" for the shot in my opinion so I cropped it observing the rule of thirds. I also took some of the water off the bottom of the shot (sorry...I had to move your watermark a bit). I added a Saturation and Contrast layer and boosted both quite a bit. After that I separated the buildings and the foreground and added some extra blue and contrast to the sky (it could still use more though). I also ended up taking the saturation back down a bit on -just- the red roof (selectively of course).

If this were my own shot I would have put a bit more work in to it (especially the sky) but either way I think it's got some real promise. I hope you like...if not lemme know and I'll delete it.

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Don't worry about moving my copyright notice :) heck I'd not have minded if you cropped part of it off - it does looks like a very nice edit to - what you did definitely better than I did is preserve the colour in the houses further away - mine seem grey.

I think part of the problem is that I am very conservative - I don't think outside of what I see when I'm "there" - so in my edits I try to recreate the same look - maybe make it a bit more dramatic by making it more contrasty etc. - but generally I'm not too creative - and that's possibly a part of my problem (besides the fact that I can't go much further than Adobe CameraRAW editing) - but you do have a good idea :)


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Jul 19, 2010 06:18 |  #19

Holy crap, looks like I found the "rape my shot" topic! :lol:




  
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Jul 19, 2010 06:27 |  #20

Katalyst wrote in post #10562778 (external link)
Holy crap, looks like I found the "rape my shot" topic! :lol:

Why is that?

On that note... the Spyder I ordered should reach the camera shop on Thursday (after 2 weeks) - and then get's mailed to me... I think I'll wait until I have it before I reedit it.


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Jul 19, 2010 09:35 |  #21

For me, your shots works best, the rest of them isn't what I would call an improvement!? But everyone his own, I get it!




  
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Jul 19, 2010 09:41 |  #22

Katalyst wrote in post #10563569 (external link)
For me, your shots works best, the rest of them isn't what I would call an improvement!? But everyone his own, I get it!

Thanks :)


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Jul 19, 2010 10:00 |  #23

The original looked fine.




  
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Jul 19, 2010 10:01 |  #24

Katalyst wrote in post #10562778 (external link)
Holy crap, looks like I found the "rape my shot" topic! :lol:

I'm in total agreement.




  
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Jul 19, 2010 10:17 |  #25

Windpigs edit with DetlevCM's sky would be cool. If you got the RAW image, duplicate it and lower the exposure on one to bring out the detail in the sky. Then combine the two and do a little creative dodge and burn. May turn out pretty cool.


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Jul 19, 2010 10:19 |  #26

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Windpigs edit with DetlevCM's sky would be cool. If you got the RAW image, duplicate it and lower the exposure on one to bring out the detail in the sky. Then combine the two and do a little creative dodge and burn. May turn out pretty cool.

I could upload the RAW - I never tried merging different photographs - except with the photomerge feaure... (for panoramas)


I could upload the RAW later on........... (right now sending more JPEGs to the skydrive for some friends to look at)


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Jul 19, 2010 10:25 |  #27

Just for fun, I'd give it a shot with the RAW.


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Jul 19, 2010 10:54 |  #28

OK - for anybody who wants to give it a try - here's the RAW:
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Jul 19, 2010 11:37 |  #29

Opened Raw file in Lightroom; created 5 virtual copies +2, +1, -1, -2, and camera exposure; then blended virtual copies.


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Jul 19, 2010 12:01 |  #30

Sweet Pix.


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