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Old Oct 19, 2009, 8:11 PM   #1
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I took these photos of the Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskill Mountains this weekend. Comments and critiques appreciated -- thanks!









I post-processed these photos (mainly sliding the "Source Lighting" towards cloudy [away from lightbulb] and increasing Saturation) because I think they came out bluish and not with the autumnish hue I remember them to be -- I hope that's OK. Also the uploaded images seem to have lost a little bit of detail. They seem somewhat softer.
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You have a beautiful area to photograph. I really like the composition on your first photo, I might suggest dialing back your exposure compensation just a tad and a little burning of the midtones and that photo come alive. I would like to try a edit with your permission.

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Thanks, Bhammitt!

I'll study exposure compensation and adjusting midtones. I'd appreciate to see your edit thanks!
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I used the burn tool on the midtones and and the dodge tool on the hightlites of the bright colored leaves, using Corel Paint shop pro. If this place is near you I would love to see it again on a sunny day.

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The leaves do seem to come alive. I downloaded and installed Corel Paintshop X2 Ultimate (trial) a couple of days ago and just tried the dodge and burn brush tools you mentioned. They brighten and darken light and bright areas. Thanks a lot for the tip and the edit!
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