Duck wrote:minniev wrote:I'd sure like your thoughts on how to bring out that contrast a little more. I worked on that very thing quite a bit, (HSL sliders, color adjustments in both LR and PS, color and contrast adjustments stacked with layers/masks, that kind of stuff) but am not sure exactly how to go further with it. Thanks!
Curves adjustment. Can be done in just about any editing program. 1/3 down the curve (lights) pull up just a touch, 1/3 up the curve (shadows) pull down just a touch. You should have a nice small "S" curve. That will boost your overall contrast. Increase saturation in the reds, oranges and yellows to bring out the fall colors and your on the way.
Thanks Duck, I went back and worked a bit more on the curves to see what I might do further with these. it definitely helped the vertical image, which had already had an over-generous dose of color work in the oranges and yellows. The other one seemed to go the other way on me so I left it alone.