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Old Dec 21, 2012, 8:11 AM   #1
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I took this shot in RAW with my e-pl2 and the 14mm f2.5 Lumix

This is the jpeg as developed using the Olympus Viewer with fairly default settings, I liked it but wanted it to really be more powerful and saturated.


PC037546 by ramcewan, on Flickr

this was my first attempt


PC037546_1 by ramcewan, on Flickr

I liked this alot but the CA on the upper branches seems to be really noticeable when it is full size on my monitor.

I tried a couple attempts to correct the CA and these are where I ended up


PC037546_7 by ramcewan, on Flickr

a little more saturated


PC037546_8 by ramcewan, on Flickr

I'm looking for thoughts on the image and direction
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 4:30 AM   #2
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I wonder- if you still have the original RAW file,maybe attempt a pseudo HDR...? Might be interesting...
At the sizes shown here,the second pic does it for me...
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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I like the 2nd one the best, but the fog is just a slight be less dense than necessary of the image. Im sure it could be done in PS, im not sure at the moment though ohw. Im also not sure about the crop. I think id remove some of the bottom of the image. this is a nice image, but i think there is a great image here, it just will take a little extra work.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 8:21 AM   #4
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I must say I like them all.
Althi the 4th is great.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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The only interesting thing here is possibly the lower third. Not really enough fog and just a mish-mash of trunks and limbs. Sorry, but this is a critique forum.
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The second picture shows the fog best. Photographing fog has always given me trouble in the pass (film days), with digital I find shooting a HDR works great for fog.
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Thanks everyone for the comments suggestions and critiques. I think I will experiment with pseudo HDR from the raw as well as cropping
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To my eye, the original JPEG looks the best. The problem I have with the higher saturation versions is that it makes the fog look more like smoke. I think it is contrary to the usual visual expectations to have such high saturation in a foggy scene. FWIW
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