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Old Oct 14, 2008, 4:37 PM   #1
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As you can probably see, this has been heavily PP'd. Any opinions on it?



Any thoughts about the shot and the pp? It was quite an overcast day, and a grey sky just doesnt look good to me.
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Old Oct 14, 2008, 5:36 PM   #2
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Since it was a gray afternoon this is how I imagine the colors were. Like they'd be if it was shot down the road at our little lake.
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 4:50 AM   #3
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nice edit!
I think I will go back the the drawing board and look at options like these
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 4:10 PM   #4
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Started from scratch with the original, this time a bit more conservative, and a tighter crop. I also applied HEAVY noise reduction on the sky, thats where the bluryness comes from.


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Old Oct 21, 2008, 6:24 PM   #5
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A good way to control color is to convert the file to CMYK and then adjust the curves. This gives you control over individual Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. When finished convert back to RGB. In my screen it seems your water is a bit washed out and the sand was too red.
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 5:07 AM   #6
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Now that you put it side by side I also notice it. Thanks for the tips!
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 8:25 AM   #7
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Here is my mono take on it.
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 11:10 AM   #8
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Shadokachr, in my opinion, I think you should have strived to keep the details of the original in tact as much as possible. Particularly that stump in the foreground is not a solid black object but has much subtle detail.

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Old Oct 23, 2008, 8:18 AM   #9
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Bynx, I get your drift :lol: but it's a little flat for me. I felt that the stormy sky and waves were more important and that the log was simply foreground. The darkness and contrast is to set the dark mood of the storm.
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wow those are fantastic shots


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