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Yellowstone: Which do you prefer?

 
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Nov 25, 2014 09:51 |  #1

This is a photo near the fountain paint pots in Yellowstone NP that I took this summer. I can't quite decide how I want to process it. Which of these do you prefer??

edit: Settings for photo are Canon 7D, Sigma 17-50 at f22, ISO 100, 48 second exposure.


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Nov 25, 2014 09:59 |  #2

Personally I like the second option. I like how it brings out more of the color in the water.


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Nov 25, 2014 10:19 |  #3

I think I like the more bluish color of the first one, but I do like the lighter foreground details of the 3rd one. For me if you took the first one and brought out more of the foreground deal, that would be the winner... ;-)a Of course that's not one of the options listed.


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Nov 25, 2014 10:43 |  #4

paul3221 wrote in post #17292260 (external link)
I think I like the more bluish color of the first one, but I do like the lighter foreground details of the 3rd one. For me if you took the first one and brought out more of the foreground deal, that would be the winner... ;-)a Of course that's not one of the options listed.

Yep, almost exactly what I was going to say. There's some awesome foreground detail there, save it, but balance (brightness and tone) it in with the rest of the image. The 2nd one is too much.


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Nov 25, 2014 10:46 |  #5

paul3221 wrote in post #17292260 (external link)
I think I like the more bluish color of the first one, but I do like the lighter foreground details of the 3rd one. For me if you took the first one and brought out more of the foreground deal, that would be the winner... ;-)a Of course that's not one of the options listed.

Yes. Number 1 works best for me.


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Nov 25, 2014 10:58 |  #6

Thanks for all the input everybody!! Much appreciated! How do you like this??

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Nov 25, 2014 11:40 |  #7

Much better! Though I'd see how the foreground looks with some of the blue removed from the rocks. Not sure what tool you're using, I know you can do different white balances in layers with CO, that's where I'd start. If you're using PS might try a saturation layer / mask on it.


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Nov 25, 2014 11:47 |  #8

BrandonSi wrote in post #17292412 (external link)
Much better! Though I'd see how the foreground looks with some of the blue removed from the rocks. Not sure what tool you're using, I know you can do different white balances in layers with CO, that's where I'd start. If you're using PS might try a saturation layer / mask on it.

Thanks. I lightened the foreground using a gradient mask in LR5. I actually did change the WB of the gradient area to remove some of the blue, but I will go further with it and remove some more.

Edit: Here's one with a warmer foreground

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Nov 25, 2014 12:03 |  #9

It just keeps getting better fantastic!


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Nov 25, 2014 13:05 |  #10

I believe they all have merit and really a personal choice and what illustrates your vision, however my fav is #1, followed closely by #2.


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Nov 25, 2014 13:30 |  #11

solepatch wrote in post #17292439 (external link)
It just keeps getting better fantastic!

Thanks!

Gizmo1137 wrote in post #17292540 (external link)
I believe they all have merit and really a personal choice and what illustrates your vision, however my fav is #1, followed closely by #2.


I agree, the problem is that I'm so darn indecisive haha!




  
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Nov 25, 2014 17:06 as a reply to  @ davidmtml's post |  #12

The very last one works for me. I like the details and the color.




  
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Nov 26, 2014 09:01 |  #13

Last tweak really makes the image pop! Nice. :)


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Nov 26, 2014 20:02 |  #14

#1 initially, but the last edit wins out.




  
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Nov 27, 2014 17:54 as a reply to  @ ickmcdon's post |  #15

Of the first three, I like #1. However, the the most recent version is my pick of all the options.


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