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May 04, 2008 01:32 |  #1

Ok, I'm a DSLR noob... this is really from my first outdoor daylight shoot... I'm not really asking for composure help... I know I'll find that with practice... but this weed only looked good from the direction the shot was taken. The flower was very conical and looked really bad from any direction except face-on.

I'm really curious about the amount of post-processing people actually do to their images and if they consider it acceptable, or would rather see unprocessed images...

I'd just like opinions as to what people think is better, original or enhanced?

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May 04, 2008 01:34 |  #2

Original, definitely. Or even perhaps a halfway house.


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May 04, 2008 01:47 |  #3

I personally say the enhanced...


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May 04, 2008 04:13 |  #4

I would say some were inbetween the two


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May 04, 2008 08:01 |  #5

MightyWarMonger wrote in post #5457001 (external link)
I would say some were inbetween the two

Same here.

The original looks a little pale and washed out, it definitely wants a little boost to levels and curves at least. The processed version is a bit over processed to my eye, a little dark on the flower and a tad over saturated. I agree that somewhere in between would be better.

It might also be nice if you can smooth out the background a bit, it looks very cluttered at the moment and takes a lot of impact away from the flower. Some additional blurring would help there. It might also be useful to not darken the background as much as the flower, as that will also help separate them.

Did you shoot the original with the lens wide open?




  
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