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Old Oct 2, 2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Morning mist - 2 versions

The upper picture is how the view came out of the camera. Then I tried adding various levels of contrast, The lower picture has Adobe level 50 contrast added. Do you have any preference for one over the other? I think the grass looks wetter in the lower one.

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Old Oct 2, 2003, 4:04 PM   #2
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Herb--

I prefer the bottom (enhanced) shot. But I've found you
have to be careful when adding contrast, etc -- the photo
can look unnatural. Your's is just right. Shu
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 4:36 PM   #3
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I like the first picture because I can feel the mist. The extra contrast takes away the mist.
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Old Oct 3, 2003, 7:22 AM   #4
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I agree with both the answer is somewere in the middle, not in your perfect 50% contrast, but in adjustment layers (assuming you used adobe Photoshop).
Create an adjustment layer, contrast brightness. Fill the mask with gradient, white at bottom. Probably that will give the effect you looked for without cleaning up the mist.
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The second one...colors are richer
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Thanks for the comments, everybody, and Mathilde - thanks for your suggestion. Most of Photoshop is still a mystery to me, but you've pointed me in a direction that I'm going to explore.
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Mathilde - I experimented on the lines you suggested - and here's the first attempt. I'm fascinated.

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Glad I could have helped.
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