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Old Feb 21, 2010, 8:12 PM   #11
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Really? Ok. I think the non-processed image looks dull and boring, and the processed version looks more professional. Maybe I need to rethink my photography...What would a good medium be?
Oversaturated with filled in shadows is not professional. Dull can easily be fixed. Between your original and your PP version. Id prefer the original.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 10:35 PM   #12
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Ok, I took in some of your advice. Hows this:



Edit: Something went wrong in post-processing that I didn't notice until now, the image is not very sharp, I'll fix it later...

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Doesnt matter what I think. But do you prefer your version as against the version directly above it?
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Doesnt matter what I think. But do you prefer your version as against the version directly above it?
Personally I do.
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So...any other input? I really would like to have a grasp of what good post processing looks like.
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Old Feb 23, 2010, 6:36 PM   #16
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So...any other input? I really would like to have a grasp of what good post processing looks like.
Without bad mouthing this image, post processing can only reflect what the image actually is. There are limits. If the image is not something you would put on the net for bragging rights, Post Processing wont change that.

This is not a great image. Not saying it's bad, but surely not great. How much more do you expect to get out of it?

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Old Feb 23, 2010, 7:06 PM   #17
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Personally I do.
Ok we are getting somewhere. You prefer your latest version to the one I posted directly above it? Now why? As Chato said its not a great shot to start with but has the elements common to a lot of photos. Bright sky, clouds, green grass, mid tones, wood texture, shadows. Now its how you display them. Why is there a dark vignette in bottom left corner? Why do you prefer the black areas that have no image or texture or detail? The grass is bright enough to make Stevie Wonder squint. Its your image and you can present it any way you want. But you are asking for what good post production looks like. Its actually hard to describe. But you sure know it when you see it. How about striving for that?
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