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08-24-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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Snowstorm

Hello!

i would really appreciate everyones opinions on the PP i've done on the photos below, and which you prefer.

im entering a competition (BBC COUNTRYFILE) and the theme is " a moment of magic"...


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played around with the curves to darken and bring out the texture of the snow

partially reduced curve



inbetweener



then i tried pulling down the curve a lot and resulted in whats below, which i think is really atmospheric, and i loev the way u can see the snow dust hovering above the ground, tho i think i may have over done it. thoughts?

highly reduced curve





which one of these do you think is most appropriate for the competition, and which one is best?

thnx in advance!


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First off, let me say that this is an amazing capture as it is. The only thing that's annoying for me is the blurred snow in the foreground in the upper-right.

To answer your question- I think the second is too bright, while the third is too dramatic. Something in between would be optimal- and I think a light saturation of blues would also be nice.

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thnx, will get back to you with an 'inbetween version'.....would it be advisable to clone out the electricity pylon on the far right?
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Very unimpressive...until I scrolled it over and saw the fence line! Outstanding! The first one is fine to me as it is...and the electrical pylon is not a problem either.
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hey adam...

here's an inbetween version! also edited original post so you can see them all lined up for comparison

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Nice work. The image is unique, and the pps is well done. Over all I prefer the reduced curve version, it leaves more to the imagination. IMO.
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