More Hurricane Sandy
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Camperjim
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
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Now that the storm has passed for a day or so, we still have no power, no traffic lights, no operating gas stations, etc. Even worse from the perspective of a photographer, access to the beach areas is restricted. At least I have a weak internet signal from my cellphone. I tried to process another pre-storm image to give some indication of the intensity of the storm.



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Not sure what your goal is here, Jim. The image is quite under-exposed. Were you going for a gloomy, low key look?

Scott



Camperjim
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
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Yes. I guess I overdid it.



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Not sure. It looks like you did some burning and kept the exposure out. But I wonder if there are alternative reworks that might be closer to your goal.
Not sure if I have one, but might give it a go. And others likely will.
I am curious where you shot this.
Sadly, some of the national news tonight was shot at Point Pleasant NJ with additional footage about 8 miles south at Seaside Heights and Seaside Park NJ. Both areas were devastated. And were places I spent some summers at the NJ Shore.

Scott



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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CEP Midnight filter, a few more tweaks, no exposure correction; desaturated to BW

Scott



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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Took a stab ...



Camperjim
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
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Hopefully this version retains some of the dark mood without being overly dark



oldrattler
Registered: Aug 04, 2009
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Jim; I took the image to LR4 and worked the slider to brighten , vibrance, Saturation, & vibrance... In Topaz Simplify I added a Oil Paint layer and blended at 30%... Hard image to work on...