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    Bleeding hearts: playing around with new lighting setup

    Trying out a new lighting setup. Front light is from an umbrella. Back light is a halogen flood. 8 images stacked with Zerene, DMap algorithm. C&C welcome.

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    Re: Bleeding hearts: playing around with new lighting setup

    Hi Dan,

    Look "OK" to me, although it may possibly benefit from a small lavels and saturation boost. The watermark is a total distraction though - just yanks my eye right to it, unfortunately

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    Re: Bleeding hearts: playing around with new lighting setup

    Hi Colin,

    Thanks. I should remove the watermark. Re saturation: I did boost vibrance a bit but could play a bit more. Not sure what you mean by levels, since that tool could be used for several things--black point, white point, or gamma. Or do you mean boosting contrast? What effect were you thinking about?

    This was my first edit, so I'd be happy to try some alternatives.

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    Re: Bleeding hearts: playing around with new lighting setup

    Quote Originally Posted by DanK View Post
    Hi Colin,

    Thanks. I should remove the watermark. Re saturation: I did boost vibrance a bit but could play a bit more. Not sure what you mean by levels, since that tool could be used for several things--black point, white point, or gamma. Or do you mean boosting contrast? What effect were you thinking about?

    This was my first edit, so I'd be happy to try some alternatives.

    Dan
    Hi Dan,

    I was thinking something like this ...

    Bleeding hearts: playing around with new lighting setup

    By Levels I'm meaning all three - push the highlights and midtones up a touch - anchor the blacks a touch - which increases the contrast (but usually in a better way than using a contrast control).

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    Re: Bleeding hearts: playing around with new lighting setup

    Colin,

    thanks for the ideas. The difference is quite subtle, but it's there. Not sure which way I want to go with this one. I'll play around some

    Dan

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