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Old Mar 7, 2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Old Mar 7, 2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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ItDontMeanAThing,

Yes, very nice picture. My take on it, for what it's worth. You've some great ornaments to the right. Also downplayed the highlights

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Old Mar 8, 2011, 9:23 PM   #3
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ItDontMeanAThing,

Yes, very nice picture. My take on it, for what it's worth. You've some great ornaments to the right. Also downplayed the highlights

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Thanks for the alternate view. I'm a beginner at PP. I couldn't figure out how to keep detail in the shadows to the right while also keeping the brilliant white of the statue.
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Torgny, the white statue is markedly improved by your edits on my monitor. But the ornate wall that was in shadow is flat and lifeless after your edits on my display -- leaving them in shadow would have been preferable. This kind of large dynamic range where there is a split into two halves cries out for a GND, which should have allowed the dark wall to be photographed with the detail far enough out of the shadow to be seen properly. Alternatively, if ItDontMEanAThing had shot the scene raw, it is possible that there may have been enough dynamic range in the data to pull up the detail from the deep shadows. But, personally, I would rather bet on a GND.

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Don't think I've ever thought of a GND since my Nikon film SLR kit was stolen in '93. Thanks for the reminder. I'd like to start playing with raw but to do that I either have to give up my Linux operating system or wait for CHDK (canon hack development kit) for my S95.
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