Wyoming Rockies
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Camperjim
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
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I have tried numerous times to process this image and only seem to succeed in making it worse. In person this was impressive but the image falls way short of my memory. The absence of foreground elements doesn't help. I would like an objective opinion and any suggestions for better processing. At this point I have done little expect try to settle on a white balance setting. The original out of camera was bluish and dull.



ben egbert
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
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Hi Jim, it has a magenta cast here. You might try a more landscape crop taking some off the bottom.

Otherwise it has a realistic look. The subject is wide open plains, foothills and real mountains.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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Can you post up the sooc / raw?



Camperjim
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Out of camera



ben egbert
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Here is my take. I opened it like a raw and applied the same process I list at my web page. But then I added a twist, I applied the yellow photo filter to get rid of blue/magenta cast.



ben egbert
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Here is the same image with Topaz bold sky applied.



Camperjim
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
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Ben, thanks. Your version is definitely better but the colors still do not look right. Now there appears to be a greenish cast and the reds from the late afternoon sky have vanished.



ben egbert
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Hi Kent is the cast expert. I failed that color test he showed a while back. It will be interesting to see how it ends up. I thought yours too magenta.



Camperjim
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I agree mine has too much magenta but I don't seem to be able to tame that without ending up with strange colors.



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
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I used a couple of levels layers directed toward the foreground, a curves layer for the sky, color balance and some tweaks to the blues, cyans and yellows of Hue / Sat.



RustyBug
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Yikes ... this one is a challenge to say the least.

I have about zero confidence in what I've come up with, but here's about the best I've managed ... without knowing what Jim saw. If Jim could do a "markup" on what he remembers, it would be interesting to see.

I think this one has four colors in play... blue / yellow & green / magenta being derived from the heavy overcast and I'm guessing a mountain range off to the right both acting as gobos from the cool overhead sky and warm direct light, so we get a four way mix, rather than a typical two or three way mix.



Camperjim
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
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Oregon girl and RustyBug, thanks. Both versions are pretty close to what I wanted. I would give a slight edge to Kent's version. I like the warm colors in the foreground. Interesting comments. Anyway I am not sure what I remember seeing. I seem to remember a more reddish tint, but adding red causes a magenta tint which seems to get out of hand quickly.