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Sep 14, 2012 18:42 |  #1

I took these photos last fall. I just got LR4 and would like to know what you all think. Does the PP work?

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Sep 14, 2012 20:19 |  #2
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The water looks brown and the plants at the bottom are dead. I'd crop out most of the water. Other than that, the sky and trees look nice in #1. But #2 looks a little more washed out.


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Sep 14, 2012 20:31 as a reply to  @ goldboughtrue's post |  #3

Maybe bump up the vibrance a touch on #1, then reprocess #2 to match. I lean towards the nice, bright colors (said as Paul Simon's Kodachrome bounces around in my head).


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Sep 16, 2012 10:03 |  #4

THe original shot is bursting with color and you muted the colors.


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Sep 16, 2012 10:16 as a reply to  @ ChunkyDA's post |  #5

Since you said image editing OK, here's how I would have processed #1. I may have overdone it for some....great looking spot for fall colors!


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Sep 16, 2012 10:23 |  #6

I believe the water is the way it is because it is faithfully reflecting the trees and not the sky. I think a crop and a saturation/contrast boost will improve the shot.


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Sep 16, 2012 12:12 |  #7

In the original image, the brown colored water is really hurting the overall appeal of the image. I wonder why it was included in the composition? Perhaps at a different time of day, under different light, the water might not look so brown. If it was a natural blue, or silvery, it would really help the image.


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Sep 16, 2012 12:43 |  #8

Tom Reichner wrote in post #14998815 (external link)
The edits I see posted are disastrous.

Wow, why not just call others who think differently than you idiots? There's a way to critique that doesn't require being on the offense. Why not offer up your own suggestion so we can tear it to shreds in a demeaning way? I always thought the idea here was to be contributory and helpful. :rolleyes:


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Sep 16, 2012 13:49 |  #9

Thanks for the input. the photos are two different photos of the same subject I just didn't go as far with the saturation in the second one . The water is brown because it is brown it is the Mississippi river.

I may have overdone it for some....great looking spot for fall colors!

Your edit is a little over done for what I was going for here but I appreciate the response.It has a HDR look to it and that is the next thing, after learning LR, that I want to try.

Qbx I like your edit thanks for the critique I am going to play with it some more. I am just learning LR and will post more photos as I learn new things.


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Sep 16, 2012 15:33 |  #10

I think the colours in the first photo are really lovely but I'm not sure the crop/framing works for it. I guess it's because the blue of the sky isn't particularly complementary to the warm autumn hues in this particular case - I think if this was my photo, I'd have gone for a tighter crop of just the trees, creating a slightly more abstract image. After all, landscape photography doesn't always have to be entire, literal landscapes. Sometimes just focusing in on something specific can create beautifully evocative imagery.


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Sep 16, 2012 18:02 |  #11

Wallace River wrote in post #14998951 (external link)
Wow, why not just call others who think differently than you idiots? There's a way to critique that doesn't require being on the offense. Why not offer up your own suggestion so we can tear it to shreds in a demeaning way? I always thought the idea here was to be contributory and helpful. :rolleyes:

Wallace, you are right. I apologize for making such a harsh, offensive comment. I will remove it.


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Sep 16, 2012 19:13 |  #12

Tom Reichner wrote in post #15000037 (external link)
Wallace, you are right. I apologize for making such a harsh, offensive comment. I will remove it.

It's nice and refreshing to see someone who is honorable enough to admit his mistake and apologize. Kudos to you Tom! But, as Wallace suggests, why not take a crack at an edit yourself?


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