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Playing around. Nothing special. Wanted to get as dark as possible without flopping in the mud. Wanted smooth transitions between gradients since I noticed I have been too contrasty. Wanted better separation without sharp edges. Wanted DRAMA. As Mayor of NYC Koch used to ask, "How am I doing?" Any suggestions welcome. Thanks. Matt
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Nice tonal control in that great sky. I wonder if some local raising of shadow in that darkest clump of tree branches/leaves would give some extra definition. I’d try a heavily feathered radial in LR and try and see.
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not much to improve on here Matt so I'd say you are doing well......since you wanted your shot edited I tried to give it a more moonlit look than sunset..."how did I do?"
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minniev wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:13 am
Nice tonal control in that great sky. I wonder if some local raising of shadow in that darkest clump of tree branches/leaves would give some extra definition. I’d try a heavily feathered radial in LR and try and see.
Thanks Minnie. Will give it as shot tomorrow after they blow my brains out with radiation. Matt
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Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:31 am
not much to improve on here Matt so I'd say you are doing well......since you wanted your shot edited I tried to give it a more moonlit look than sunset..."how did I do?"
I like it, Frank, except that the middle section from the center to the right margin looks a bit flat to me, but that's nighttime, I guess. And I like the glow. How did you do all that? Thanks. More play in the offing torrow and following. Matt
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Post by PietFrancke »

I like your shot Matt - good contrast. Trees and sky looks awesome. Drama you got!

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Post by Psjunkie »

jut a few adjustment layers in Ps Matt......I think most of what I did could be duplicated in Lr but I haven't worked in Lr for some time......thoughts are with you, good luck tomorrow!!

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PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:17 am
I like your shot Matt - good contrast. Trees and sky looks awesome. Drama you got!
Yes, Piet, drama, lots of drama. Thanks. Matt
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Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:28 am
jut a few adjustment layers in Ps Matt......I think most of what I did could be duplicated in Lr but I haven't worked in Lr for some time......thoughts are with you, good luck tomorrow!!
Thanks Frank. I had forgotten local adjustments in LR and will take Minnie's suggestion about the radial brush and play. Matt
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Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:23 pm
Playing around. Nothing special. Wanted to get as dark as possible without flopping in the mud. Wanted smooth transitions between gradients since I noticed I have been too contrasty. Wanted better separation without sharp edges. Wanted DRAMA. As Mayor of NYC Koch used to ask, "How am I doing?" Any suggestions welcome. Thanks. Matt
It's interesting, and while I would have liked to have seen it earlier in the day, and more detail in the foreground, I'm struck by the emotion I feel by the image as-is, as if I've been there before or have a memory of it somehow. It's amazing what an image can do! S-
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