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Bigfootpete Jan 25, 2006 12:07 PM

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Ok first photo the only adjustment I made was auto-adjust, as the original was lacking in colour, second one I loaded up the contrast and adjusted the mid-tone and brightness - which do you prefer? It's a banana plantation in Morocco.

Bigfootpete Jan 25, 2006 12:07 PM

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And photo #2

VAtechtigger Jan 25, 2006 12:20 PM

I think you want to be somewhere in between with processing work. The first is a little flat, the second almost burnt with to much contrast. I would boost a little saturation from the first and call it a day.

Also, the foreground elements are very distracting and in the future you should try to frame the shot without them.

Aumma45 Jan 25, 2006 10:20 PM

Vat has said it. Keep posting. Thanks.

Hards80 Jan 25, 2006 10:24 PM

the 2nd is way over processed..the first looks pretty good really..

as for composition.. the foreground elements

when you are starting out.. keep your compositions simple with 1 or 2 good elements nicely placed on the 1/3 vertices in the photo.. then as you "mature" as a photographer, you can add elements and learn to break the rules..

welcome and enjoy

Tom Overton Jan 25, 2006 11:02 PM

One thing to watch out for is how much contrast your camera or lens can handle. A lot of digicams can produce purple fringing in high-contrast areas - particularly branches against a white sky. You probably won't see it in your viewfinder or lcd, but it pops up sure enough when you get it at full resolution. There are photoshop filters to help with this; do a search on the forums here for PF-Free or CA-Free.


Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada

Bigfootpete Jan 26, 2006 3:08 AM

Great that's for the advice - I shall take heed.

LBoy Jan 26, 2006 3:21 AM

The second has gone to far. Basically the others have said it.

Not wanting to sound off, if you were only posting this as a means to understand post processing levels of contrast/saturation etc, however the composition is fairly unattractive.

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