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Jul 06, 2011 19:59 |  #1

Tried to save this way overexposed photo. Does this baby look too red? Any other C&C welcome as well. Thanks.

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Jul 06, 2011 22:03 |  #2

the baby doesn't look red on my monitor... nor do I think it looks overexposed. Hmmm


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Jul 07, 2011 03:46 as a reply to  @ aussiedee's post |  #3

Did you shoot in raw?
Try using the white balance selector on the white baby grow, you know that is white.
Then play with the colour sliders etc to get it very close.


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Jul 07, 2011 05:24 |  #4

The grass looks really neon... Maybe mask it out and lower the saturation on that as well!! But the baby is a cutie and looks fine!


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Jul 07, 2011 07:43 |  #5

MommaBird80 wrote in post #12717767 (external link)
The grass looks really neon... Maybe mask it out and lower the saturation on that as well!! But the baby is a cutie and looks fine!

+1 on Saturation


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Jul 07, 2011 08:10 |  #6

aussiedee wrote in post #12716625 (external link)
the baby doesn't look red on my monitor... nor do I think it looks overexposed. Hmmm

Thanks for your comment. I already adjusted the exposure. It was shot very overexposed. Because of that the colors looked a little washed out and I was trying to adjust. Sorry... my original post might have been confusing.




  
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Jul 07, 2011 08:11 |  #7

Hutchdesigns wrote in post #12718107 (external link)
+1 on Saturation

Thanks. I was thinking the same about the grass but don't really know how to fix. I'll play around with your suggestion.




  
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Jul 07, 2011 08:53 |  #8

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Thanks. I was thinking the same about the grass but don't really know how to fix. I'll play around with your suggestion.

You need to turn down the saturation setting in your camera, or stop bumping it up in processing.
Or maybe it's the result of trying to fix the exposure, so better would be to have had the right exposure in the first place. Generally, there's a reason why that shot was overexposed in the first place. I suspect that you had Exposure Compensation (EC) cranked up.
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Jul 07, 2011 09:54 |  #9

PhotosGuy wrote in post #12718420 (external link)
You need to turn down the saturation setting in your camera, or stop bumping it up in processing.
Or maybe it's the result of trying to fix the exposure, so better would be to have had the right exposure in the first place. Generally, there's a reason why that shot was overexposed in the first place. I suspect that you had Exposure Compensation (EC) cranked up.
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Thanks. I was shooting in the middle of the day, which is obviously not the greatest time, and photo was overexposed due to my camera settings and angle. Was positioned in the shade, but the sun kept peeking through at the wrong moments. Lots of shots from almost the same angle came out good, but of course the one I like the best came out overexposed. I am not very good with photoshop yet. I adjusted exposure and saturation so that the baby looked good and then turned down the reds slightly. In doing this, my background got very green and I need to fix that. I'm sure there was a much better way to do this so that everything would look better. I appreciate your comments and the link you've included. Good information.




  
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Jul 07, 2011 13:06 |  #10

I'm not convinced its a saturation issue, more just a general lack of contrast, like the shadows were pushed too high.

Here's what it looks like with a quick curves adjustment bringing the shadows down quite a bit and pushing the highlights a little:

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In the end I actually brought the saturation down a little, as it was getting a kind of HDR-like surreal quality to it.

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Jul 07, 2011 16:04 as a reply to  @ 3ntreri's post |  #11

I think the white balance should be adjusted as well as a boost in contrast for this image. The vibrance should be reduced as well.

I hope you don't mind but here is an edit I did to show you the difference after those adjustments. This edit was done on your original image you posted.


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Jul 07, 2011 16:05 as a reply to  @ navydoc's post |  #12

^ thats it.


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Jul 07, 2011 16:29 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #13

Thanks flo, here's one more version after playing with it a little more.


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Jul 07, 2011 17:13 as a reply to  @ navydoc's post |  #14

Too much smoothing Doc, but the first edit was fine.;)


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Jul 07, 2011 20:50 |  #15

navydoc wrote in post #12720873 (external link)
I think the white balance should be adjusted as well as a boost in contrast for this image. The vibrance should be reduced as well.

I hope you don't mind but here is an edit I did to show you the difference after those adjustments. This edit was done on your original image you posted.

I don't mind at all. That looks great. What is the white balance you used here?




  
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