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Old Jun 21, 2010, 3:10 PM   #1
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Went back to my favourite place at Lake Palokka. I retook this photo, which I had upload earlier.


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That's gorgeous Ned. You should be able to use Curves in A3 / LR3 / Bibble Pro 5 or PS to bring out the tree shadows a little more.
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That is a beautiful Scene, Ned.
You're very fortunate to live there.
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That's gorgeous Ned. You should be able to use Curves in A3 / LR3 / Bibble Pro 5 or PS to bring out the tree shadows a little more.
Thanks Frogfish! Hey, you know, Mole told me about Curves, but for the life of me, I can't get it up and running with PSE8. I have tried and tried, followed the instructions to the a "T". Just wish I knew how to sort this out. All the best. Ned
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That is a beautiful Scene, Ned.
You're very fortunate to live there.
Many thanks, GW! Keep an eye out for further pictures soon to follow... Today is the longest day and the sun sort of sets but it darkness of the night.

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A very pretty picture - I can see why it's a favorite spot of yours. I just wish there was more water around here, I love your shots and don't have much chance to try my own. So I guess I'll just admire yours.
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Thanks everyone, glad you liked the picture... now... just one more, but looking to my right instead of straight ahead. This is sort of test. I begin with the jpeg, original and post-processed... then the tiff, original and post-processed. The pp'ed is cropped a little. Any suggestions on improving my composition or post-processing is appreciated. I already see over-sharpening, though it didn't look so over-sharpened when using PSE8.

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Difficult to tell from such small photos but I'd go with the Tiff after PP (though I'd saturate it a little more). Personally I would rather have a touch of over-sharpening than lose detail.
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Hi Frogfish. Thanks for your kind comments and suggestions, which are always appreciated, indeed. Some of my photos lean on the dark side and sometime oversaturation, so I try to go as carefully as I can when pp'ing. I still have so, so much to learn about using PSE8. About the over-sharpeing, the tree in the foreground looks a tad over-sharpened, but if I didn't sharpen [unsharpen mask], then the trees in the background and reeds in the water would not look as good.

Good hearing from ya, and all the best.

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What a gorgeous spot - can see why it is a favorite with you! And so skillfully photographed too.

So sorry that the curves plug-in still doesn't work. Wish we could sit down and sort it out - but it's a long way from here to there!

Another (free) possibility for curves is to install Irfanview, and then add the pse plugin called Smartcurve.
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