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Old Sep 20, 2006, 10:18 AM   #11
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It is certainly a much softer look. I suppose the choice in the end boils down to personal taste, and the purpose that the picture will be put to. All versions posted work fine IMO. My own personal taste is for well contrasted pics with good colour saturation. It would be interesting to know which your employers prefer.
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Old Sep 20, 2006, 12:20 PM   #12
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You bring up a good point....it is a difficultbalance between personal tastes (Iprefer contrasty, saturated images too)andaccomplishing the task at hand. The new clinic was designed to feel soft,cozy and homey, in contrast (no pun intended) with the typical things you associate with clinical setting - sterile, coldness, etc.

Here are another couple of shots from the series...comments welcome!
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 4:50 AM   #15
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1. I like the shot of the reception/waiting room area, don't think that needs any great changes.

2. The vases ... highlights in the centre look burned out some, and the shadow areas at the sides and bottom are rather dark ... I've played with that one and tried to reduce the highlight effects( don't think I suceeded too well ), and evened out the lighting in the shadowy parts. The latter worked out better, what do you think ?.

3. The changing rooms ... I don't think comment is necessary here.

The whole place looks like a pleasant environment for any form of treatment. I wonder just what applies at this establishment ?.
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 8:45 AM   #16
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jachol, i do like your edit. very nice! The highlights were indeed blown and it was a challenging lighting setup, with the dramatic backlit tungsten and the overhead flourescents (and the impatient girl at the front desk that just wanted me out of the way! lol)

Its a multispecialist office (neurology, anesthesia, physical medicine) for pain management, in a very affluent section of town.


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Old Sep 21, 2006, 8:51 AM   #17
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Boily wrote:
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Maybe this website can help you

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...amic-range.htm
This was very interesting boily.....consideringmy 8.2MP camera!From the link: [dynamic range quality loss] is particularly apparent in cameras with resolutions near 8 megapixels, as these are more susceptible than ever to blow highlights or noisy shadow detail.

I will definitely play around with the HDR settings in PSCS now that i'm aware they're there! thanks!
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 10:05 AM   #18
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OK, glad you liked the tweak, and thanks for the info. It was an interesting thread, I enjoyed the challenge... Jack.
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urbanaires:

I like the lighter window frame. The only reason I covered the whole fram initially was I thought it would be easier and the seams wouldn't show as much. But, when I tried to go dark enough with the window image, the frame got a bit too dark and didn't look as natural. Hence my two versions. I thought the frame looked natural in the first, but the window detail was better in the second.

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The vase shot looks great with your edit. That's a really soft warm light, and you did a great job bringing it out, and the sharp contrast with the branches works great, while the vases still have a nice soft, warm look.

On the other hand I thought the office was too contrasty and/or overshapened. I'm seeing jagged edges on the furniture and unatural looking grey spots on the paper chair cover. I also think it loses a bit of the natural warmth of the hardwood floor. On the other hand, the window scene does benefit. I think a bit of sharpening and tone curve steepening is a good idea here, I'd just like it a bit subtler .

And of course, how it looks can depends not only on personal preference, but also on the monitor, especially brightness, contrast, and gamma. If brightness is too high, images will appear to have less contrast than they do. I've tried to get mine set up reasonably for photo viewing, but it could probably be better.

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Here is my take on the room


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