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After sunset

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:23 pm
by Matt Quinn
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

Re: After sunset

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:13 am
by minniev
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.

Re: After sunset

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:31 am
by Psjunkie
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?"

Re: After sunset

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:48 am
by Matt Quinn
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

Re: After sunset

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:51 am
by Matt Quinn
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

Re: After sunset

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:17 am
by PietFrancke
I like your shot Matt - good contrast. Trees and sky looks awesome. Drama you got!

Re: After sunset

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:28 am
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!!

Re: After sunset

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:31 am
by Matt Quinn
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

Re: After sunset

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:33 am
by Matt Quinn
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