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05-18-2010, 06:33 PM
First post :)


05-18-2010, 08:33 PM
welcome Dante!

It's a nice first post. I like the composition quite a lot. It's HDR-right? For me I'd adjust the curves a bit to get more punch in the mountain and rocks, but not in the water and sky.

05-19-2010, 10:46 AM
This is very well done. :highfive:
My only comments, deeper blacks; that will make this sing even louder. And the right mountain top could use a 10-15% burn.
Hope that helps - Marko

Mad Aussie
05-19-2010, 05:33 PM
I'll add in that it needs a little more sharpening as well.
If you deepen the blacks (via curves/levels), which I also agree with, you'll find that halo get more noticable around the mountain. You'll need to dodge that a bit to make it less obvious I would think.

Love the composition!!

05-19-2010, 08:26 PM
Thanks for all the feedback! I'll see if I can figure out what all of you mean and will post the edited photo! (ps: yes, it's HDR)

05-20-2010, 10:53 PM
Attempt 2!

I sharpened about 20% more, and it looks better indeed!
Then I dodged the far right mountain range a bit, and even though I can't quite get it so it looks natural (maybe that's just me, because I know it's edited), I see what you mean! I can't quite figure out the Levels and Curves windows yet, I need to do some Photoshop research it seems. How do I deepen the blacks? Hereby the modified version, and thanks again!



Mad Aussie
05-21-2010, 01:06 AM
Seeing as you have "Feel free to edit my photos" showing ... I thought I would ;)

So here's how I see it ...


I may have knocked back the blues just a little too much. I made a duplicate layer and then made the top layer 'multiply' before then adjusting the the opacity to where I thought the blacks were now back and strong enough. A little dodging to lighten that halo a bit and I have the result you see.

05-24-2010, 08:25 PM
better indeed! and I would never have seen that halo hadn't you pointed it out :)

Mad Aussie
05-25-2010, 02:50 AM
better indeed! and I would never have seen that halo hadn't you pointed it out :)
Yeh it's still evident in my effort as well but not being my shot I didn't spend hours on it.