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    Ryo

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    Re: Brooding

    I find the overall composition to be fine, Ryo, except for that little bit of foliage, or whatever it is, in the bottom right corner. I would clone it out.

    However, I do find these shots to be a little lacking in 'pop' even for a dull day scene. I would try just a little more contrast and/or saturation. But be careful, it will be easy to accidentally over expose the highlights in the sky; and excessive saturation could appear over processed.

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    Thats kinda funny. Here are the Originals, as you can see I desaturated. Sometimes editing escapes me....

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    Ryo

    Geoff, thanks for the input, I looked at the photos and saw a dark feeling, so my editing followed with the feel. It is a cloudy but light day here. So I surmise that my mood dictated my editing....

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    Re: Brooding

    I suspect you may still be able to add a little darkening to the clouds, particularly if you use a mask to feather the effect.

    And a full B&W may be worth a try.

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    Re: Brooding

    Agreed. A full B&W is in order! The muted desaturation is missing something and the color shots lack some punch.

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    Re: Brooding

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryogenetic View Post
    ....as you can see I desaturated. Sometimes editing escapes me....
    ....I looked at the photos and saw a dark feeling, so my editing followed with the feel. It is a cloudy but light day here. So I surmise that my mood dictated my editing....
    In this regard, commentary will always be problematic, as different viewers see and feel things differently. The photos suggest to me a bright, breezy, lively sort of day, so in my view the scene would probably be more like this example edit -

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    Re: Brooding

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    In this regard, commentary will always be problematic, as different viewers see and feel things differently.
    I think Philip's got that absolutely right, because I like the originals. I can see the thinking in the second shot (the field, the trees and the sky), but I'm now sure it has enough of a clear focal point around which the rest of the image can hang. But I do think the mood and atmosphere created in the original version is good.
    Last edited by Donald; 29th December 2011 at 01:13 PM.

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    Re: Brooding

    Thanks for the comments, it would seem there are many valid views on how to edit these. Took some time and did a BW here is the results:

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    Re: Brooding

    Yes, that works well.

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