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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · antigua

Hi everybody,
need your help to optimize the PP of this shot. I am posting:

the original, with limited editing in LR

a version edited in Color Efex ... too much edited?

the B&W version

thank you in advance for your advice


Dec 01, 2011 at 08:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · antigua

I believe most folks would find the Color Efex over-cooked. There's much you can do with it in Photoshop and, I assume Lightroom without over-cooking it. Try a curves layer and some dodging to brighten the lightest parts of the clouds. Using the unsharp nask at 16, 60, 0 can add some mid-tone contrast, for example. You could add a duplicate layer with multiply blending mode and tweak the oacity.

The B & W version is good as is However, you could tweak it with dodging the clouds and perhaps some burning. (If you've Silver Efex Pro, you might consider the 014 Grad ND preset and some dodging and burning.)

Much opportunities for play are making many different alternate versions. For example, using some of the possibilities I've mentioned:

Dec 01, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · antigua

Interesting yellow in the sky ... you don't see that too often like that with the clouds beneath.

Dec 01, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · antigua

Thanks to you both!

In the meantime I made another version (here attached) , which i liked more and IMO is very similar to AuntiPode's first elaboration... so I think this should be the right version, shouldn't it?

Dec 02, 2011 at 08:34 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · antigua

Aunti & Rusty are both correct.. A little contrast enhancement, sharpening, a level, or curve adjustment could also help..

Dec 02, 2011 at 11:25 AM

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