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Oct 30, 2012 22:55 |  #1

Let me know what you think - does it look over-processed?

I didn't do much, just a *slight* color boost and (maybe over-done?) sharpening. It was a very sunny day. It looks better full-screen.

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Oct 30, 2012 23:01 |  #2

Mountain/hill and sky look too "HDR" for me... over saturated. I can see why it caught your attention but I think a different composition or tighter crop on something might better portray it, but im no one :)


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Oct 31, 2012 04:21 as a reply to  @ jaysen's post |  #3

IMHO...a scene that captures your eye is worth some investment of time...wait for better light/better shooting position/etc. ;)


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Oct 31, 2012 07:18 |  #4

That is the happiest looking cemetery I've ever seen. Sky is maybe a little too saturated for me.


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Oct 31, 2012 09:20 |  #5

chauncey wrote in post #15189738 (external link)
IMHO...a scene that captures your eye is worth some investment of time...wait for better light/better shooting position/etc. ;)

That would have been difficult...since I captured it while traveling by at 40km/h on a motorbike ;)




  
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Oct 31, 2012 09:37 |  #6

Kingnog wrote in post #15189139 (external link)
Let me know what you think - does it look over-processed?

I didn't do much, just a *slight* color boost and (maybe over-done?) sharpening.

It does look over processed to me.
To me, a "slight" color boost means bumping the saturation slider up two to 4 points. So, if it starts out at 0, then you move it up to 2, 3, or 4. That is slight. Moving it up by ten or more points is not slight, and that looks like what you've done here.

Overall, I do like the image. I just think it would look better if it wasn't processed at all. I'd be interested in seeing the original without any adjustments.

I would also be interested in how this scene would have looked if the image were taken from a slightly higher camera position; say two or three feet higher. Presumably, more of the upper gravestones would be visible. Not sure if that would be better or not, but I'd like to see it to compare the difference in perspective.

Someone commented that this is a "happy looking" cemetery. I couldn't agree more!


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Oct 31, 2012 19:55 |  #7
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love it! simple but the composition and colors do it justice. great job.


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Oct 31, 2012 20:08 |  #8

Tom Reichner wrote in post #15190368 (external link)
Overall, I do like the image. I just think it would look better if it wasn't processed at all. I'd be interested in seeing the original without any adjustments.!

Here's the original. It really seems to depend what monitor I'm viewing on...I looked at it on my work monitor (which is newer/brighter than the one at home) and it looks very over-saturated. On my home monitor it looks OK. When you compare them side by side, the edited one looks bad.

Someone needs to come up with a color profile standard that ALL monitor and printer manufacturers follow!

Edits were:
+6 saturation and +15 vibrance (still looks OK)
+25 contrast (forgot about that one)


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Oct 31, 2012 20:19 |  #9

Thanks for posting the original. It actually looks pretty good. I think warming it up a bit would help - perhaps adding somewhere between 400 and 600 degrees Kelvin would be about right.

The markers themselves looked really good in the first edited version you posted, but whatever you did, unfortunately, kind of messed up the blue sky and the green vegetation. I guess it's all about compromise, unless you want to spend an hour or more doing "selective editing" on the markers themselves.


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