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01-31-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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PP edits, please compare to originals

Edited in LR2 and CS3


Original after a minor tweak in LR


Again Full edit


Close to stock in LR


I would like to hear your comments on these in relation to the post processing, as that is what I'm trying to improve in these shots, in the cows, I know the sky was blown out a bit, and the cows a little underdeveloped, hence trying to work on a difficult photo!

I'm really keen on getting my brain around photoshop, and any comments to help me speed up the learning curve would be great!

01-31-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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Moved to Post Processing.

OP, if you want a processing discussion, post in the correct forum please. Thanks
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Ok thanks! Wasn't sure where to put this one!
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QuoteOriginally posted by cb750r Quote
Edited in LR2 and CS

I would like to hear your comments on these in relation to the post processing, as that is what I'm trying to improve in these shots, in the cows, I know the sky was blown out a bit, and the cows a little underdeveloped, hence trying to work on a difficult photo!

I'm really keen on getting my brain around photoshop, and any comments to help me speed up the learning curve would be great!
If if works for you, it works. That said, IMHO...

Image 1 is a bit too saturated for my taste . I don't care much for the added purple color, especially in the logs. It's ok in the mountains, I guess. But the mountains have a slight halo above them. I actually prefer the 'original' version.

For image 2, I think you did a good job recovering what you could from the blown sky in the original. The PP sky looks very good. Where it's still blown out, it works - at least for me. As for the cows, I don't see much difference. But that's good I think. The strong backlighting tends to produce silhouettes - that's what you had and have. Comparing to the original, your work cloning out the wires in the sky is rather messy and artificial. But likely no one would notice w/o the original for comparison.

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thanks, I see what you mean about the logs in #1, I'll have to see if I can pull the reins in a bit. As for the clouds I think I'll need some more cloning practice to get that looking a little more realistic too. I've only been using photoshop for about a month, I find the learning curve incredibly steep, yet rewarding.
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Just use an adjustment layer to apply the work only to the sky areas. Cows look dark in the edited version and would be helped with the mask.
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Re: "Logs" ... I like the second image better, it looks more natural imho. Not that the first one looks over processed, if they were not shown side by side I would say the first one was teriffic.

"Cows" is probaly hard to process to a good result without making it look obviuosly PP. I would follow graphicgr8s' advice and work with masks...
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