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07-22-2021, 04:36 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Sunset from Flinders Peak
Lens: HD Pentax-DA 16-85 ED DC WR Camera: K3 II Photo Location: You Yangs, Victoria ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F10 

I initially tried to use HDR for this shot but the wind caused odd artifacts with the branches. So I used the best exposure for the shy and proceed to go from there with Lightroom. I am reasonably happy with the result but I feel there is a little too much of a halo effect on the rocks on the left. I have tried reducing vibrance, saturation etc but I am unable to completely remove it.

Suggestions would be appreciated.

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It looks totally over saturated to me, especially in the distance area. It seems to be making for a weird HDR effect. The foreground rocks look good and I think the sky even works though a bit oversaturated. It may be me but if that middle area was toned down a bit it would work better, maybe darkened up a bit? I don't really get a Halo effect while looking at it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcshellyg Quote
It looks totally over saturated to me, especially in the distance area. It seems to be making for a weird HDR effect. The foreground rocks look good and I think the sky even works though a bit oversaturated. It may be me but if that middle area was toned down a bit it would work better, maybe darkened up a bit? I don't really get a Halo effect while looking at it.
Thanks, I will look at the saturation.
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I'd say this one is - among the millions of sunset photos - nicely a bit different.
Most probably a lot could be done to finetune from this or totally otherwise from the original, but still - nicely different. A great scenery is a solid basis, of course.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 5ks Quote
I'd say this one is - among the millions of sunset photos - nicely a bit different.
Most probably a lot could be done to finetune from this or totally otherwise from the original, but still - nicely different. A great scenery is a solid basis, of course.
I agree with 5ks' comments!
Yes, there is a bit of halo, as you pointed out, but very minimal, and with the sun directly behind that spot, it isn't at all bothersome.
Interesting take on an interesting scene; could be left just as is.
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I would agree the saturation is too intense for my taste- the yellows and greens are clashing for the eyes attention. I would be interested to see what the image could be like with the greens desaturated in the fields.

Composition is nice Bruce!
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To me as well, the colours are too saturated. Have you tried going 180 degrees and convert the original exposure to black and white?

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I agree that saturation is a problem - have you tried other ways to PP, such as Luminar
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I came across this article regarding this type of problem. Getting Rid Of Those Nasty Glows (Hint: Ya gotta use Photoshop) - Lightroom Killer Tips

I have not had a chance to try it yet as I am busy reorganizing my lightroom catalogue and backing up thousands of images to a very slow external HDD. I will certainly give it a go and take account of the comments re saturation although I have noticed the glow still present in desaturated images. I think it is more of a problem of heavy exposure adjustments. In a day or two I will be in a position to redo my editing and post some results.

Tanka again for your advice.
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Love not just the colors but also the lighting of the foreground. Beautiful overall.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bruce Clark Quote
I initially tried to use HDR for this shot but the wind caused odd artifacts with the branches. So I used the best exposure for the shy and proceed to go from there with Lightroom. I am reasonably happy with the result but I feel there is a little too much of a halo effect on the rocks on the left. I have tried reducing vibrance, saturation etc but I am unable to completely remove it.

Suggestions would be appreciated.
I really like the composition and the contrast of colors. I, also, feel it is a bit oversaturated and that maybe the middle portion could use a bit of de-hazing. Any halo affect of the left is not noticeable to me. Overall a very good pic that with the small tweaks I mentioned, would look great hanging on a wall.
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