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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:09 am 
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I wanted to try something different from what I normally do. I would really like to get some feedback about the PP work that I did here.
I don't really like all the HDR/Tone Mapping, well when it's used in extreme but I wanted to try something of that nature to see if I could put my own spin on it. All the techniques are my own and not from a tutorial or plugin/action.
I would love some feedback. I can take it. lol


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This "effect" has been getting very popular over the last few years. It's a good effect and can offer beautiful results depending on how the photograph was taken, and how the editing was done.

There is more than one way to get this type of effect, but the most common is Dodge/Burn, USM, and HP filters.

I think you did some great processing and got a nice result in the end.

I'm glad there are no halos too :D

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thanks Sdrummer. I know the "effect" "technique" whatever you want to call it has been popular for a while now. Honestly, I am really sick of seeing it. lol At the same time, I wanted to try something without over doing it. I really cant stand when images have halos.
This was done just to see what I could do with it. For fun.
Thanks for the feedback. :)

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It's all good :D

I've found that the best results come from outdoor shots. The amount of light and the wrap-around lighting is great for this type of editing.

Keep it up and definitely show us what you've created!

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Let me first say, I think you've taken a really good picture. Nice composition, good focus, interesting subjects, and good colour. It has a story that anyone viewing it can take away. In my opinion that's a good picture. The PP enhances the image and makes the colours and highlights pop. It's a very nice job. Thanks for sharing.


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thanks. I still dont know how I feel about the PP work. Honestly though, when I look at it, I feel like I have enhanced the experience one would get from viewing it. On the other hand, I wonder if I over did it.
thank you to all that have commented so far.

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I really like the outcome of your post processing. Since you aren't sure if you like what you did, can we see the original prior to the post processing? I love the photo and it definitely speaks to me.

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Care to share what you did in the post processing?? :)

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Mstone, you asked for some CC to some of your work. Having looked back at what's already been said in your threads, I find something's missing on this one.

The effect is just about alright and isn't excessive but it is now over-popularised. What hasn't been said much is the composition. The three subjects are well placed but I feel it's too tight on the right of the frame with the woman's foot right on the edge. I'd like to have seen a bit more space on the right so the foot isn't marginally cropped.

What has to be praised though is the control of lighting - the trees above have acted nicely as a diffuser and to dictate which way the light enters the frame.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:23 am 
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Welly wrote:
Care to share what you did in the post processing?? :)


lol I would, if I could remember. Honestly, I just messed around in photoshop with it.


Thanks Photoj- appreciate the comment. I didnt crop the image. Most work was done in RAW editing in Photoshop. I have to say though, I actually really like the composition in this image. Nothing was set up, it was a moment that was caught. There is a great story behind the photo that I am working on. I am going to be uploading it to my website this weekend. Thanks again for checking it out and for commenting. :D

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I think it's brilliant. The crop is a bit tight on the right but the PP is lovely. You can almost reach out and touch these people. I'd love to know how you achieved such a subtle result.

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