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Sep 14, 2008 20:07 |  #1

I was unhappy with this photo with traditional PP. Trying something different here and I thought it was pretty successful. Wondering what everyone else thinks.

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Sep 14, 2008 23:19 |  #2

Just my personal opinion, but I think the blacks could be toned back a little. It is possible to blow shadows in the same way that you blow highlights, and unless my monitor is off, that's what you've done here.




  
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Sep 15, 2008 04:50 |  #3

griptape wrote in post #6307987 (external link)
Just my personal opinion, but I think the blacks could be toned back a little. It is possible to blow shadows in the same way that you blow highlights, and unless my monitor is off, that's what you've done here.


thank you for your feedback, but, that's actually what I was trying to do. I wound up making some pretty extreme adjustments in RAW. Like I said, trying something different . . . maybe not as successful as i thought.

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Sep 15, 2008 08:35 |  #4

Even with the deepest shadows blocked up, the strange colors (which I would guess are due to the extremely low angle of the sun) are extremely effective.

The composition is superb!

I like it!

Congratulations!


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Sep 15, 2008 08:55 |  #5

I think it looks neat as a negative if that helps any:


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Sep 15, 2008 10:20 |  #6

Robert_Lay wrote in post #6309620 (external link)
Even with the deepest shadows blocked up, the strange colors (which I would guess are due to the extremely low angle of the sun) are extremely effective.

The composition is superb!

I like it!

Congratulations!

yeah, the sun was almost down but the strange colors only popped out of the photo with the processing. It was otherwise a very drab shot...on the verge of a throw away. but, I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Griptape: thanks for the edit. that looks pretty cool but it's a bit more dramatic than what I was going for. I like it though.

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Sep 15, 2008 15:39 |  #7

You may want to be sure that you document the general steps for getting that effect, because you are likely to want to use it again in the future. In some ways it's like the HDR effect that we see so much of.


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Sep 15, 2008 20:36 |  #8

Nice save, I really like the photo. The framing on the left of the image with the trees holds you in the shot.




  
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