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Some work in Photo Shop
Posted By: Photo Tramp, 02-13-2008, 06:31 PM

I've been playing around in Photoshop CS3 and also trying a new Epson stylus Color RX680 ultra HD printer. I brought up the highlights and also the shadow settings. I think the settings have brought out an interesting dynamic range. (maybe not on the monitor but in print it sure does give these pictures a WOW effect.
So tell me what you think.






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Wow! Those are beautiful shots! I like black in photos so I am biased.
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These are beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing.
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Nice captures and good move on the post editing. The highlight / shadow feature in CS3 is one of my favorite for flowers. It gives pop to the image (like contrast & hue adjustments never can) I like all 3 shots, but number 2 is the leader for me. The only thing I would change in each picture (IMHO) is the competing entities. If I block them out with my hand I find my eye can remain on the main subject (and there is enough detail and interest in the main subject to keep ones attention) and not get pulled away. I try to discard anything that distracts, unless it adds to the story or provide more support. Number 3 might be the exception, the second entity does adda weight that seems to work. It is connected and supportive (leaf, and the blue extends to the flower, etc)

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Very vibrant and sharp well done indeed.
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I guess I should post the shots before I started. I didn't do that much work on them. I spent about 15 min. on each but I think the results are better than what the originals are.

So here are the originals.








I do think there is a clear difference and the post processing in this case has made the photos work.
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The way you had processed it made the flowers stand up. Elegant and good highlights.

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The pics definitely benefitted from the post processing. I love the finished results. I also like the depth of field in these shots. I kinda get tired of shots with only the tip of one petal in focus.
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Very nice results and the Wow factor is still very evident on the monitor. Great work!
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Have not heard from you in a while Dave. WOW!! These are great. I am very impressed with the before and now after. Great job and thanks for sharing.
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I like the photos better before the photochop.
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I like the shopped photos. Nice job. They just seem to pop off the screen
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it sure does give these pictures a WOW effect
That was my first thought. Nice.
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Great lighting and PP work. Well done.
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