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    Sunrise

    This shot was taken this morning handheld.
    C&C all welcome.

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    Sunrise by khussein2011, on Flickr

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    Re: Sunrise

    Well done, Khalid. I like the view over the roof tops into the distance and the rising sun.

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    Re: Sunrise

    It gives an excellent feeling of the place Khalid. Very nice colors too.

    Did try brightening the shadow areas?

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    Re: Sunrise

    Quote Originally Posted by unmerited View Post
    Well done, Khalid. I like the view over the roof tops into the distance and the rising sun.

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    Serge, thank you, i took the shot from top of my home roof .

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    Re: Sunrise

    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    It gives an excellent feeling of the place Khalid. Very nice colors too.

    Did try brightening the shadow areas?
    Thank you Miltos.
    Now i did brighten shadow areas + color saturation, i think it looks more deep.
    Here is the second version,

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    Sunrise version 2 by khussein2011, on Flickr

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    Re: Sunrise

    No Khussein (that's your first name, isn't it?) I think you oversaturated it in the second version, the colors look fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    No Khussein (that's your first name, isn't it?) I think you oversaturated it in the second version, the colors look fake.
    Ok, if only shadow lightening then i cant see any difference, do you?
    I think my eyes cant adjust the right tones.
    Appreciate your help.
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    Version3 by khussein2011, on Flickr

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    Re: Sunrise

    Don't know if this will help you get what your after. I used a tone mapping curve on it to just increase the contrast in the mid tone range to reduce the effect of the haze and then use a moderate unsharp mask on the whole picture. Taking care not to over do both to the so that the distance haze was completely lost. Tone mapping wise I have probably done more than is needed to show the effect. I suspect you didn't sharpen the image after it was reduced in size. It's often best to do that just sufficiently to bring the colour and detail out.

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    Re: Sunrise

    I like the original best I think. The clearity of the last edit has lost the early morning haze feel for me.

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    Re: Sunrise

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    I like the original best I think. The clearity of the last edit has lost the early morning haze feel for me.
    True as I pointed out in the post but it still has the early / late subdued lighting aspect to it but I have reduced it too much to show the effect. How much haze is taken out is up to who ever does it. What struck me about the other edits mentioned is that they will have too much effect on the rest of the shot. If the editing package lacks a simple tone mapping curve though it's a long winded method using layers.

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    Re: Sunrise

    Sorry John I failed to read your post fully. I went a little different direction with it and deepened the shadow area slightly to give a little more depth while trying to preserve the feel. Really all comes down to personal preference, so here is another option.

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    Re: Sunrise

    I like the last one the best.

    Is it level? The tower seems a bit off.

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    Re: Sunrise

    I like the 2nd one. It give distance to the mountains. I think the contrast on the mountains makes it a bit unreal.

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