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Old Nov 6, 2006, 5:28 PM   #1
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Sometimes I get involved with a picture and wonder afterward was it worth the effort.

This image took 3 hours what is you opinion? Before you jump all over me for the Cello coloration check out the first shot.


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A fellow on a retouch forum added a spotlight which I can not get working on my PP I love the dramatic change.

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Old Nov 6, 2006, 6:43 PM   #2
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I do love the spot light effect. For some reason the stage 2 picture did not load on my computer. I saw this post on dpr and the same thing happened.....Don
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Old Nov 6, 2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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LOVE the spotlight effect! It really turns this into a stand-out picture, in my opinion.
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 2:17 AM   #4
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On your question - was it worth the effort - yes, I do like the one with the spotlight best followed by nr3, and if you still use PhotoImpact , a spotlight can also be added check the description halfway this page http://www.eastofthesun.com/pi5/rainbow.htm

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Old Nov 7, 2006, 8:21 AM   #5
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LoveLife its always worth it
next time try the vignette adjustment in adobe lightroom and save yourself some time it does look a good deal sharper now doesnt it

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Old Nov 7, 2006, 8:35 AM   #6
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I agree with the others, love the lighting effect! donna
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 11:01 AM   #7
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Very interesting. It is amazing what one can do. I am glad you played with this as it helps us all see possibilities!

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