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Feb 19, 2016 13:05 |  #6466

Cinque Terre, Italy in 2014. Details are in the screenshot, plus minor sharpening, lens correction and +20 dehaze.

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Feb 24, 2016 07:55 as a reply to  @ adam.willison's post |  #6467

Nice work, Adam. Vibrance and saturation are too high for my taste, but the recovery is a big improvement from the original capture.


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Feb 24, 2016 09:04 as a reply to  @ Nathan's post |  #6468

Thank you. Yeah I kind of think so as well, yet whenever I dulled down the colours it just looked too flat and had no wow factor.

I know it's a bit overdone, but not as much as many from this location.




  
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Feb 24, 2016 09:35 |  #6469

You might try about +50/+50 in the global vibrance and saturation sliders, then use an adjustment brush with another +25/+50 vibrance and saturation just on the buildings.


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Mar 16, 2016 17:39 |  #6470

Thanks, Gang, for chiming in and keeping our thread alive!!!


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Nov 08, 2016 11:02 as a reply to  @ adam.willison's post |  #6471

Love the colours in this one


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Nov 22, 2016 14:30 |  #6472

Before Image.
I forgot that the previous time I used my camera, I was shooting a sunset over the ocean. In camera, I had my magenta and blue set to maximum.

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After...

I used several graduated filter brushes, but the heaviest two are from the top down and from the bottom up to adjust white/color balance.
I used some radial filter to bring out the highlights in the lighted mountain areas with some yellow tones as well.
I used a graduated filter to lower the saturation on the clouds and also applied some clarity and contrast.
I used the spot removal on some lake items.

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Nov 22, 2016 18:25 |  #6473

01Ryan10 wrote in post #18191796 (external link)
Before Image.
I forgot that the previous time I used my camera, I was shooting a sunset over the ocean. In camera, I had my magenta and blue set to maximum.

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After...

I used several graduated filter brushes, but the heaviest two are from the top down and from the bottom up to adjust white/color balance.
I used some radial filter to bring out the highlights in the lighted mountain areas with some yellow tones as well.
I used a graduated filter to lower the saturation on the clouds and also applied some clarity and contrast.
I used the spot removal on some lake items.

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That's nice! It's cool how our Raw developing tools have made such work possible!


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Nov 25, 2016 00:35 as a reply to  @ 01Ryan10's post |  #6474

Interested to know which software you use.




  
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Nov 25, 2016 22:39 |  #6475

A drive dig that I went a bit heavier handed. The frustrating part was that Mt. Sakurajima, Kyushu had been venting a constant cloud throughout the day. When we returned for the sunset it had pretty much turned into a little puff here and there. As photographer luck goes, some days later when driving past it was a near equal sunset but with a good vent cloud emanating from the volcano. We didn't have the time to stop even though I had the camera. :rolleyes:


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Dec 24, 2016 03:22 |  #6476

Another lens distortion conversion with Rawtherapee.


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Dec 31, 2016 08:11 |  #6477

I'm a bit confused because many folk are not telling us what RAW processor they are using. e.g. brushes. I have 2 RAW processors and neither have brushes - as far as I know!


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Dec 31, 2016 08:36 |  #6478

It's a while since I posted an image on this forum, let's see if I can do it!

Here is my starting image loaded into DxO Optics Pro 10. Anyone who wants to play with the original can download it from here: http://www.mediafire.c​om …i1dqft5frtty/IM​G_9522.zip (external link)


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Now here is the result after DcO processing.


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Still not quite how I want it so here it is after some selective tweaking in Photoshop!
(I don't seem to be able to embed more than 2 image in the text -? I' put it into another post.)

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Dec 31, 2016 08:39 |  #6479

Here's the third image (with selected Photoshop tweaks) referred to above.


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Dec 31, 2016 10:48 |  #6480

Sometimes its good to review the first post.

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Update! Since I find myself repeating our "thread guidelines" so often, I'm putting a "cheat sheet" here that can be copied and pasted as "friendly reminders":

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Please no pixel-processing--Raw processing only!

Please show Raw Neutral for your before, and Raw conversions only for your after! You may, at some point, post a "photoshopped" version as a reference, but your Before and After are the key, and no Photoshopping allowed!

Please post either a Screen Shot of your Raw adjustment settings or a detailed list of your settings after your After post so that we can learn and be inspired by you!

Please, post your Before and After images full size (POTN max) so that we can fully appreciate the work you've done! Rather than just showing them in a screen shot from your Raw processor let us get a good view of the larger image!

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