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Peter Figen wrote:
Here's a quick five minute crack at it. No Lab corrections though. This image seemed not to need that.
Peter, in my motel room I was using ACR and letting it auto correct and was getting similar results. Sometimes we overthink things.
I love yours, but my quick methods did not return the clarity or color yours has. If I added Topaz pop, it gets close, but Topaz frequently adds a cast so I typically change it to luminosity and use an HSL/HLB to get back some saturation.
You are correct, it hardly needs LAB, but I have started using LAB to apply shadow highlight in the L channel (per the book) and also use a sharpening action in Lab L channel at the end.
For this image, I only bumped the A and B slightly in straight lines after the shadow highlight.
I can process this image in 5 minutes, but at the same time I can do 25 different 5 minute process with each slightly different. And of course after I read a new chapter, I have new stuff to try.
I would love to hear your formula, just in broad outline. I am especially interested in how you got the clarity and saturation.