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richie15

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Its a bit dark, but I didnt want to overdo it with pp. Any suggestions welcome.

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goldenlight

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Hi Richie,

This has all the elements of a very nice picture. Do I have your permission to post an edited version?

Cheers,

John
 

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Well done Ritchie. Great picture. I like the atmosphere a lot. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
 
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Hi Richie,

This has all the elements of a very nice picture. Do I have your permission to post an edited version?

Cheers,

John
Yes please, as long as you tell me what you have done. All I did was darkened the sky and highlighted the foreground slightly.
 

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It would be nice to see a multi-exposure HDR image produced of this shot so that the inherent dynamic range in the photo could be developed while retaining the exotic darkening mood of the original.

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richie15

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I have tried, its not that easy, the GF1 TIFF converted in C1 struggles and introduces to much noise. I have used Vivezza in PS instead and highlighted and darkened. Happy upload the raw for you if you want to have a go.
 

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Hi Richie,

I've had a go at editing in Elements and came up with this:-

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The first adjustment was in Levels. The histogram was bunched to the left, with the highlights curve ending well short of the left edge. I dragged the highlights slider to meet the curve and this recovered some of the dynamic range. The image still seemed a little dark for my taste, to be expected as the shadows curve went off the edge of the histogram, so I used Adjust Lighting, Shadows/Highlights and lightened shadows by 15%. I then cropped soem of the remaining darkness of the bottom and right side of the image. The danger with this type of editing is a risk of increased noise, but in this case I think it remains acceptable.

It's all a matter of taste, of course. There is no right or wrong way and many people would consider that your original exposure captured the mood just fine. Others may have used a smaller adjustment of the shadows or stopped after sdjusting Levels to get an in between result. I always think it is worth expoloring the possibilities to see which result you prefer yourself.

Thanks for sharing this lovely image and offering it for debate.

Cheers,

John
 
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richie15

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Thanks John, like what you have done, I am going to try and reprocess the RAW image and replicate the lighting you have suggested.

Cheers

Richard
 

Bokeh Diem

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Woo Hoo! Amazing what lurks in them thar shadows. And all that subtle lighting in the background is still very much there.

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