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Old Feb 12, 2010, 8:59 PM   #1
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The weather here is damp and cold! Plus we even got a little snow in the upper peninsula. To top it off my heating unit went out last night so, we're bundled up in the computer room with a space heater to keep warm.
I was looking through some of the vacation pix that I had backed up in jpeg.
I normally use raw when editing but the jpegs are all I have now. Anyway, I thought I'd try a little PP with some techniques I haven't tried before.
The burn and doge tools, seem to do a pretty good job.
I'd appreciate you feedback, what do you like about them, or not like, if anything.
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These were taken in Tenn. from the Meadow Creek fire tower. They claim you can see 3 different states from up there!











Here I replaced the gray sky with a blue one.
this was the beginning of the walk up to the tower.
It quickly became a narrow foot path but, it was paved and in pretty fair condition



These were all taken with Linda's K10 & 55-300 mostly @55mm
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 9:45 PM   #2
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I like 'em all GW! I don't know what they looked like originally, but the edited ones look very nice.

PS -- I hope it warms up for you folks soon!
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Thanks Ted,
we southerners just aren't equipped for this weather, puts everyone in a strange mood.
The originals were pretty flat as far as the dynamic range was concerned. The edits look more like it did to the eye.
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The first one is great. It's such different scenery than up here. The others look fine. But, the last one, at least on my monitor, the sky needs a little more grey in it. It's just too blue. Great otherwise as far as I see on my laptop.

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The first one is great. It's such different scenery than up here. The others look fine. But, the last one, at least on my monitor, the sky needs a little more grey in it. It's just too blue. Great otherwise as far as I see on my laptop.

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Thank you Patty, I was wondering about that too.
I think my eyes get tired when I've been editing so long and when I go back the next day and review it, it looks totally different than I remembered it looking previously .
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Looks pretty good. Wonder what you would see from tower this time of year?

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Really a nice job of pulling out the dynamic range. I think the third one is the one I like best.

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GW - Nice job on all of these! I agree that the blue sky (last one) doesn't look quite real... Love the framing on the first one!

Ed asked what it might look like this time of year. I don't have any good winter photos from this tower, but just posted a view from Potato Top over at the "monthly challenge" thread that might give you an idea...
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GW - Nice job on all of these! I agree that the blue sky (last one) doesn't look quite real... Love the framing on the first one!

Ed asked what it might look like this time of year. I don't have any good winter photos from this tower, but just posted a view from Potato Top over at the "monthly challenge" thread that might give you an idea...

Thank you ED.
Thank you Mole. Yeah, I'm going to have to work on that sky.
I was just going to point out your post to Ed but, you beat me to it.
Thank you Paul, mine too. also kind of like #2
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OK. due to popular demand... I changed the sky in the last one and posted side by side for your comparison pleasure. comments welcome but cut me a little slack, I didn't spend very much time on it.
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