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Old Dec 4, 2005, 3:02 AM   #1
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I personally believe this photo is bland, I like it but the colors have not come out as I expected, any suggestions?


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Old Dec 4, 2005, 6:34 AM   #2
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It seems that the rocks are a bit too centered in the frrame, and the colors look faded. I cropped it a bit, and boosted the saturation. This really seems to me to be all it needs.

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Old Dec 4, 2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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thanks, this shows an improvement for sure. i will attempt to do the same.
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Old Dec 4, 2005, 3:31 PM   #4
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I think this is awesome! Beautifully composed!! The only thing I would do is level it a tad. I wish most of my shots were this bland.

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Old Dec 4, 2005, 4:43 PM   #5
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I liked it better as a B&W with a slight crop
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Old Dec 5, 2005, 11:59 AM   #6
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Nice colour boost and black and white guys.

Levels and saturation, same as Brian, but I prefer the crop as it is, just reduced the image size to see it all in one go.


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Old Dec 6, 2005, 4:58 AM   #7
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Thanks, these are an improvement for me to go by
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Old Dec 11, 2005, 1:06 PM   #8
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You might try TLR's Digital Velvia actions (see http://www.thelightsrightstudio.com/photoshop-tools.htm). I've just started using it, but it seems great for automatically boosting colors.
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Old Dec 11, 2005, 2:08 PM   #9
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I would probably replace the sky. I keep a stock of skies just for that and can usually find one that works. I have the sky a little overprocessed to the point it is getting blotchy and it still isn't too good. I could smooth it out, but there isn't much more there in the sky.

Your cropping is fine to my eye. Nice shot. I also downsized it a little.

I tried the digital Velvia level 2 of 5 and found it to look artificial. Digital Velvia works for a lot of images though.

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