Red & Green ...
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RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
Total Posts: 13198
Country: United States

Good thing traffic lights don't show both colors at the same time.



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2038
Country: United States

Kent, really like the backlighting and how you kept from blowing the highlights but for me I would rather not see the lowest horizontal branch.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
Total Posts: 13198
Country: United States

Thanks Barbara.

This was another LR4 effort ... I really should stick with PS as it is where I'm most comfortable, but I feel I should try & use LR4 now & again as a refresher. I've got a production gig coming up in a week or so, so I'm dusting off LR4 a bit because I'll likely use it for that.



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2038
Country: United States

The processing looks great, it was just those branches that bothered me but everyone has different taste and I like the 2nd image posted better. The first one feels cluttered. I also play around in LR 4 but always seem to end up in PS I might consider cloning the lower left corner branch out or use the warp tool to ever so gently pull it out of view. A quick re-work showing a slight bump in the mid and highlights.



AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
Total Posts: 6912
Country: New Zealand

I really the sun play through the leaves!

Perhaps an intermediate crop, using a vignette to guide the eye? And perhaps reducing the highlights on the brown leaf to the left?