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    First Sunset using ACR PP in Photoshop

    Rising Moon over North Bay Bayou

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    Re: First Sunset using ACR PP in Photoshop

    Hi Chris,

    I think your work has been improving all the time with your transfer to digital but this image just does not have enough in it for me. I wonder in fact if there wasn't more colour in the sky when you took this. I normally shoot my sunsets with the white balance set to Cloudy. The auto white balance on digital cameras gets fooled by the large amount of warm colours in a sunrise or sunset and compensates by adding blue and hence taking all the warm colours out of the image.

    I note a hint of warmth in there and you might try reprocessing in ACR and lifting the white balance to around 7000 (or to taste).

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    I'll check the WB. I can't remember if I was metering spot or matrix - have to look at that as well as it will help me to determine where to set the white point. Good observation.

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    Re: First Sunset using ACR PP in Photoshop

    HI Chris,

    I tried just warming up the colour temperature but that didn't really work as well as I had hoped. A quick and dirt adjsutment.

    Slightly underexposed
    Increase white balance
    Increase black clippng point
    Increased contrast
    A little burning in of colour close the tree line.

    Not sure I've improved it much.

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    Re: First Sunset using ACR PP in Photoshop

    too dark now..I have the original RAW file so I can diddle with it tomorrow when I've had a fresh night's sleep..Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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