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p.1 #1 · Test Shot ... different processing workflow


Trying out a different workflow ... critique/nits are most welcome.

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Dec 29, 2011 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · Test Shot ... different processing workflow


Consider the following abuse:

1. Layer the original over the new with Lighten blending between 30 and 35% opacity to re-add some foliage detail.

2. Crop to make the compo less symmetrical.

3. Add a gratuitous moon.







Dec 29, 2011 at 08:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · Test Shot ... different processing workflow


Nicely abused.


Dec 29, 2011 at 09:33 PM
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p.1 #4 · Test Shot ... different processing workflow


Hi Kent,
Always good to experiment, as we both know.
I like the deep saturation and fade to darkness top and bottom. The saturation is appealing. I like Karen's rework because it restores some foliage detail, and implies there is more to discern. The first version just becomes too indistinct in shape and detail, losing some interest. The shapes created along the shoreline are not defined, distinct or engaging enough to maintain my interest. A bit of curiosity is peaked by Karen's restoration.
I like Karen's moon. Maybe even bigger!
Scott



Dec 31, 2011 at 02:38 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · Test Shot ... different processing workflow


+1 @ Karen's rework being a better overall image/comp.

Thanks Scott, the "deep" saturation was the goal of my differing workflow.

As with most of my "test shots" they are from a technical perspective. This one is mostly an effort to take a miniscule amount of color (yellow/orange/red) and yield something much more vibrant ... without looking totally overcooked from saturation abuse, etc. ... i.e. lots of something from almost nothing / pushing some limits, etc.



Dec 31, 2011 at 05:33 AM
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p.1 #6 · Test Shot ... different processing workflow


For me the appeal of reflection shots is finding the differences between the mirrored images content hidden in the reflections in the foreground, and details in the actual background that aren't noticed in the reflection in the foreground. So in that respect while your edit is more graphic and colorful and meets your goal for deep saturation, I think that goal misses the mark for what makes a shot like that work. Not a bad technique or a bad subject, just not not most effective combination of the two, at least for me


Dec 31, 2011 at 01:15 PM
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p.1 #7 · Test Shot ... different processing workflow


+1 @ incomplete aesthetic needs work ... which means the technical isn't the weak link


Dec 31, 2011 at 03:37 PM





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