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Old Oct 17, 2006, 4:15 PM   #1
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what do you think

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 5:29 AM   #2
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I like it Geoff but I think the colours are a bit flat. Try and bring them out with PS.


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Old Oct 18, 2006, 8:26 AM   #3
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hope i slightly improved the colour

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 8:52 AM   #4
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That's a lot better Geoff.



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Old Oct 18, 2006, 8:56 AM   #5
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cheers mate but i thought the grass looked odd

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 2:19 PM   #6
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cheers mate but i thought the grass looked odd gretto

Geoff the grass is always green'er on the other side. It look's fine mate.



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Old Oct 20, 2006, 6:28 PM   #7
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i think its a nice shot but i think the shot is over exposed.

i adjusted levels, hope you dont mind

generally when the exp and levels are right on the colours will naturally pop out. If further enhancing is needed then go for gold and pump up the saturation. Be carful when increasing saturation when ppl are involved. Generally skin tones start to appear very red in sun light and this starts to deteriorate the image.

Also when boostin gstuff like that try not to over do it. This usually decreases the range of the shot an you start to loose intricate details which are usually the make or break of a fantastic image over a good image. You paid the bucks for dslr with great dynamic range, you dont want to go and throw it all away but over processing the shot.

If you want to boost grass in particular use a masking tool or use colour selection and just mess with greens. Sometimes even flattening out the saturation and then applying warming filters gives a better end result. usually adds a yelowy tint to skin tones and usually makes grass pop out also.



If you were to go a step further with this image i would use the shadow and highlght option in cs2 and balance out the entire image, but not the the point where its so balanced that it loks like its taken on a set. then fiddle with the levels. Usually plying with the highlight option on outdoors shots usually will bring in some nice green tints into grass. This could be a nicer solution. again i sugest you try it and see wht you think. We all have or own ways of pp images and its just good to try diff techniques until you find one that works best for you and the images context.

its all eperimenting i guess.

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pulled exp back slightly
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comparison

orig vs (shadow+highlight) option only 10%/50%


you can significatn detail improvement in the little blanket thingie over the guy, the girl who is closest to the frame. the background, shdow detail the carge.

This image still needs more work like maybe cancelling some of the reddish in the skin etc but you can see what 10sec worth or work can do

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Old Oct 21, 2006, 4:41 PM   #10
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thank you ken i Will have ago at what you said and done

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