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Old Nov 4, 2008, 9:59 AM   #1
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This is a shot I took from a cable car. I thought the left side was too dark and the right side too light so I did some gentle processing. The first is the original, the second processed. Which one do you like better and why? DL with the kit lens.

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Old Nov 4, 2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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I like parts of both.

The peak of the mtn is better on the original along with the sheer granite right side.

The distant hills on the second look much better in the secondthan on the original.

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Old Nov 4, 2008, 1:32 PM   #3
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Dennis, here is try #3.


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Old Nov 4, 2008, 2:28 PM   #4
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LOL...Now that's better. I still am blown away sometimes by what is possible with digital photography. It borders on the miraculous!
The final version has better color and contrast in the lower right regions of the grass, too.

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I thought the top of the picture was a little too thin. Your third is better. I had prepared this one earlier, but for some reason I couldn't get it osted. Here it is anyway - the colors are not quite as vibrant, but the exposure may be better balanced, especially against the sky..
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Old Nov 4, 2008, 3:03 PM   #6
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Thanks, Dennis. Penolta, you are right about the better balance, but I think it needs more shadows just for a greater range of shades, but that just may be personal preference.

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there's quite a few places in the lighter image in the shadows i'd burn/clone out. they're very distracting to the full image..

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Glenn, have you tried removing a little of the blue? In the shadows I mean. I tried with it but I don't think I helped it much. Would love to have scenes like this to shoot!

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Here is one last attempt. It has the same colors, but I squashed it using GIMP.


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Old Nov 6, 2008, 9:36 AM   #10
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Glenn...It is a beautiful shot no matter how you do it!!

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