In the thread titled REAL or FAKE, it became obvious that people have different ideas on how much post processing is too little or too much. This thread is not for posting photo's one after another with a like rating. That can be done in the critique corner version. This thread is aimed at a small discussion on each photo and is purely a thread about post processing. To keep the thread on topic, below are a few guidelines.
A person will post a photo. I will start with one below.
At least two (2)! people rate the post processing, without posting a photo of their own.
1. Rate and discuss the post processing - give advice if you can/if needed. The more detailed your advice, the more it will help the image poster.
2. Is your viewing platform Calibrated and what is it? (Calibrated PC, iPad, Macbook, Non-calibrated Mac, Eizo, iPhone, 20 yr old CRT etc.etc.)
After at least two people have posted and discussed the image, another person is free to post their own photo. However, please keep discussing the previous photo until someone wants to post a new one. This should also help keep the thread moving.
The current photo poster can ask questions and reply to comments until a new photo is posted. After that please respect the new photo poster and move the discussion on to his/her image.
Again, this is not just for photo sharing. It is a discussion to help others and for learning about post processing techniques.
Way Over-Processed (cooked to oblivion)
Over-Processed (I like it medium rare, this is medium-well)
Just Right (about right for my taste)
Under-Processed (another 30 minutes in the pp oven)
Way Under-Processed (this is the Tartar of photo's)
After replying to the first image below, Phrasikleia brought up a valid issue with the rating system. I don't want to lose it because it is what people wanted this thread to be in the first place. So from now on please make your decision (from way under-processed to way over-processed) based on your first impressions of the image, the "look" of the image as a whole. Whether it looks over-cooked or too rare for your liking . Then the discussion of the image can follow. For the reasoning (and a great example of a post processing critique) please see post #8.
If anyone has any more suggestions please let me know so I can update this first post.
Please keep all images 1024 pixels on the longest side