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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:02 AM   #11
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Personally, I really like the original shot and don't care much for the processed versions. I would be tempted to crop some of the shadow region out, and perhaps use some perspective correction to down-play the fishbowl effect, but to my mind the original is better than any of the pp jobs.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 3:40 PM   #12
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I like all the different PP versions done with this shot using Topaz. I even downloaded the Topaz bundle trial version. Now if I can just get it to do what you folks have done I'll buy the package.
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I am always amazed at how much shadow detail is retained, even in a jpeg. Starting with your first shot, and using the HDR tool in Photoimpact, then increasing the color saturation a bit, I obtained this result.

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Old Dec 5, 2012, 5:16 PM   #14
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I am always amazed at how much shadow detail is retained, even in a jpeg. Starting with your first shot, and using the HDR tool in Photoimpact, then increasing the color saturation a bit, I obtained this result.

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You're right, Brian. A high quality jpeg can reveal a lot of detail from the shadows. At some point, however, one must be careful not to detract from the major subject -- a balance I tried to achieve in my 2nd posting.
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