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sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Last one.

For now.

Crop is quite tight. Other input, suggestions for processing?
Thanks.
Scott



oldrattler
Registered: Aug 04, 2009
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Scott; I like it. You are like the "Rust - Pro". I had to play with it in LR4. Image one is with a clarity boost of +50; Vibrance +25; & Highlights +25.
Image Two is my "Norman Rockwell - ish" Blended with your original at 50%..
I would like to say that I do not work on images to show some superiority, but because I have time on my hands and I love playing with the processing. Jim



ben egbert
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
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I always like a sharp everywhere well exposed image. Guess that's the techie in me. And this is one.



Bob Jarman
Registered: Feb 04, 2007
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Good find Scott,

I reworked - to me the visual blast of color detracts from the subject...cropped from top, dialed back saturation, mid-tone contrast bump, little clone/cleanup, little vignette...

Might not be in tune with what your visualization, but

Regards,

Bob



kodakeos
Registered: Jan 09, 2005
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Personally I like the original. Love that look of rust



gneto
Registered: Nov 22, 2012
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I really like the way oldrattler rendered this image in his version 'TWO'.



Camperjim
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
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I like the original and have no suggestions for further tinkering or improvements.



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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oldrattler (forget what your "real" name is)
Playing with my images is always OK. Its in my profile.
And I do it myself both as practice and to see if I can come up with either an improvement over the OP or a viable alternative vision.

I like both versions, including the Normal Rockwell blend. Despite the fact that I do not like Norman Rockwell. Maybe it works because this was taken less than 50 miles from the Rockwell museum in Stockbridge MA.

Scott



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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ben egbert wrote:
I always like a sharp everywhere well exposed image. Guess that's the techie in me. And this is one.

Glad I got the technical down right. Thanks for commenting Ben.

Scott



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Bob,
Yes, a different vision.
And despite the bump in vibrance and saturation that I had made, I would say the reality was closer to my version! I am leaning towards your crop.
Scott



sbeme
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kodakeos wrote:
Personally I like the original. Love that look of rust


obviously you have excellent taste.....


Scott



sbeme
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gneto wrote:
I really like the way oldrattler rendered this image in his version 'TWO'.


Me too.
Scott



sbeme
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Camperjim wrote:
I like the original and have no suggestions for further tinkering or improvements.


thanks Jim!
Scott



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
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These subjects are fascinating but it is extremely difficult to capture well with the usual clutter strewn about. I think you did well but like Bob's tighter crop. You could try selecting the car and render the background out of focus which might help with the distractions.



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Oregon Gal wrote:
These subjects are fascinating but it is extremely difficult to capture well with the usual clutter strewn about. I think you did well but like Bob's tighter crop. You could try selecting the car and render the background out of focus which might help with the distractions.


Good idea.
Thanks Barbara.

Scott



eeneryma
Registered: Jan 17, 2011
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The "rust" on the trees works in well with the rust on the vehicle. Nice analogy, great photo.



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

Mostly some subtle tweaks @ selective desat using the red channel for a mask, and some selective sharpening, levels tweak ... and the crop.

As always, S&P to taste.



AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
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Breaking my usual rule to overlook rusted vehicles....

Maybe darken (gamma boost) the background and foreground, and mid-tone bump and sharpen?



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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not to mention preserve/highlight the signature
I like!
Scott



Littlefield
Registered: Jan 03, 2006
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I like the color of your leaves better in the original.
Don