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Old Sep 4, 2014, 8:34 AM   #1
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Just curious what people think of the photo I've been working on. It's from one of my vacations to Sedona and I'm interested on any opinions or suggestions the group may have. I've included a couple of versions as I'm not sure which one I prefer.

I was inspired to play around with this photo since I really like the composition, but I hated the way the camera overexposed the cloud highlights (I've decided I don't really care for the TG-830's HDR mode...I much prefer to shoot using P mode and set the camera to underexpose by .3 to .7 stops. I've done this with the SP-565 and have been quite pleased with the results...skies don't get overexposed).

The original photo appears first, followed by a couple I've worked on with Paintshop Pro. (I'm still fairly new to adding artistic effects, but am finding I enjoy it )
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 6:01 PM   #2
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G'day Craig

Well mate - you certainly havea been having fun !!
I am in full accord with erasing the vehicle traffic from this otherwise beautiful scene

As to the 'heavy overcast with storm' - I'm not so sure about it ... the butte? seems to have some sunlight on it that could be prepped to show some colour - maybe

May I have a play? pl advise
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 9:02 PM   #3
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Yes, feel free to have a go with the photo, but please share the result and the steps taken to get there.
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Old Sep 5, 2014, 1:45 AM   #4
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Craig, I very much like your image, and the edit you made as well. I may have over-done it, but I straightened the horizon in PSE 11, and added some adjustment in Topaz Adjust, and Detail. There are many edits that will work with this image, it's hard to choose just one.
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love #2! very dramatic...
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Interesting effect, Robert. I especially like how you redid the desert to remove the street and traffic sign. Not sure about the levels...though it kind of reminds me of a photo I did of Flat Iron Peak further south...I equalized the histogram a bit on that one and it produced a similar effect, though at a milder level.
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Haha! yeah, I might have over-done it on the PP. I just got this Topaz software and there seems to be a learning curve.
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Like #2 & 3.
Maybe adjust contrast and/or highlights & shadows on #3.
I might have tried to spot meter on the blue in the sky to get my exposure if it is over exposing.
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