minniev wrote:Nice series Chuck. I have so many oldies that i wish I could reshoot with my current knowledge and equipment, but second best is redoing them in LR or PS. Love that last one, with all that cool detail. One tip from an old hand at Oldies and their unique qualities, that first one might be worth fooling with the reds on (either in the HSL with more and less saturation and lowered luminance) or in the red channel or some other tool. My old coolpix (yah, silly name) did similar with reds. Love LR and PS!
Graham Smith wrote:Being able to go back and re-edit older pictures is one of the great things about digital. I have a sort of rolling programme where I reappraise stuff that is two to three years old.
Didereaux wrote:I am going to presume that first was done on an overcast day. One thing that makes me think that is the lack of 'sparkles' from direct sunlight, and just as importantly the abundance 9overly so) of purple and magenta. Once I set the black and white ends of the histogram (by holding alt key down and sliding until something just appears. Left for black, right for white) then I will go to the HSL window and start dropping the saturation of the purple and magenta(if it is cloudy ) when de-saturated to the acceptable point I then start increasing the luminance of both. You will be amazed at what that does to the picture. Give it a try on those cloudy/overcast day shots. Only after all that will I adjust the shadows and highlights, all this supposing that the exposure was more or less correct to begin with, otherwise you try to get it in the ballpark first.
In the case of overly bright blue skies you can do this with the blue, as well as the magenta and purple, although with a lighter touch all around.
If you have bright green predominating and overpowering your subject (think little birds buried in the bushes then simply decrease both yellow and green luminance to bring out all other colors selectively without messing with the overall exposure.
Didereaux wrote:Okay, now that I see them together...I agree with you the OP 'over cooked' does look better!
Charles Haacker wrote:Didereaux wrote:Okay, now that I see them together...I agree with you the OP 'over cooked' does look better!
Except now I am liking the last one, with the desaturated surrounding leaves. That also has its global vibrance cut back to zero, a very small difference but it's there. It's all judgment call, of course, and I think I said somewhere that I am not a fan of an overcooked look unless I do something like posterization. For me, now, toggling between the original post and the last revision I am liking the last revision more and more. The red leaf is just a tad less bright than it was, but taking down the surrounding litter I think makes it pop more without being too much. But that's now.
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