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02-07-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Des pas sur la neige

I'm looking for some critique on this photo. I wanted a cold, "dark" look, but I'm not sure if I literally made the photo too dark if you understand me.

02-08-2010, 05:52 AM   #2
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Agreed, too dark. I don't know how bright your original is, but this almost looks like this was taken through sunglasses rather than in the evening. Good detail, though. I think you could fix it easily without a re-shoot.

The gradual darkening at the bottom of the photo is distracting too. Almost looks like the end of a building's shadow or something.
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thanks for the tips, here's a bit brighter version
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2nd image is much better...
Try to add around +1EV for snow images. But, keep a little space on your histogram on the right. You can bring it the last little bit in Post. And therefore preserve the highlights (90% of a snow image).

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If you are not opposed to more manipulation, maybe you can play around with curves, as well as the curves for Blue. I find that the blueish hue gives that cold, and dark impression. however, it also makes it surreal...
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Here is my take on it (from your lighter image posted).


That's funny Tim, I got to pretty much the same point with the dark version. I didn't crop though.

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