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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:24 PM   #1
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The sun had set on the pier when I saw this sax player performing for coins. I bumped up the ISO to 1600. In PP I used Topaz DeNoise and Clarity settings.
Here is the B&W version.
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And here is the color version. C&C welcome
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Is the color one an autoHDR? It seems too contrasty.

I like the B&W better but I think I'd bring down the brightness and maybe add a bit of contrast to that one.

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Ditto to above. Darker, more contrast.
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Is the color one an autoHDR? It seems too contrasty.

I like the B&W better but I think I'd bring down the brightness and maybe add a bit of contrast to that one.

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No HDR, but one of the settings in Topaz Adjust
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i also like the original, but as the others have stated, its too bright and flat.

i am not a big fan of hdr-effects (added as i was typing this before your comment on topaz) on skin tones, its just too unnatural for me.
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I agree with all the comments above. This is one that might do even better with the noise from high ISO. Of the two above, I prefer the color version.
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Here is a different color version. The setting sun added quite a bit of warmth to the original.
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And a different B&W version, with a bit of dodge and burn
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How about a Topaz combo?
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