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06/29/2006 08:21:25 PM · #1
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This was taken at the local park. I did a levels adjustment on the first one, and the same adjustment plus hue/saturation adjustments on the second.

I have my favorite, but I'm wondering what you all think. Thanks!
06/29/2006 08:23:47 PM · #2
I prefer the one before selective desat
06/29/2006 08:41:08 PM · #3
Originally posted by pidge:

I prefer the one before selective desat


me too
06/29/2006 08:58:54 PM · #4
Hmm, I think you two have changed my mind :-)
06/29/2006 09:00:37 PM · #5
i like the first one
06/29/2006 09:03:45 PM · #6
Originally posted by klstover:

Hmm, I think you two have changed my mind :-)


Three. Four, counting a friend who emailed me.

I guess I just really like the drab-ness of the toned-down green, and how that matches the runned down feel of the buildings. But I'm beginning to see, on second glance, that it just doesn't have quite the impact I thought it might.

Thanks for the feedback!! :-)
06/29/2006 09:08:34 PM · #7
I prefer the 1st one. Looks like a neat place!
06/30/2006 04:47:12 PM · #8
Actually, I would like to see some of the processing combined. I think what would work well for this photo is the slight desaturation of everything except the barns...in fact, a little more desat than the first picture has, but the same ammount of color saturation on the barns that the first has.

Hope this helps.
06/30/2006 04:50:31 PM · #9
i agree to combine too. but differently. i like the desat on the buildings but not on the grass or sky.
06/30/2006 05:04:55 PM · #10
Yeah combine the two to see how it looks. If you take the vibrant one and set it as a layer above the other one and change the blending mode to luminosity you may get the best of both worlds. I like the vibrant one best for the extra detail it has but the desaturated one for the mood/feel.
06/30/2006 05:08:12 PM · #11
Hmm. Thanks! I will try this and if I get anything close to okay I will post it.
06/30/2006 05:19:42 PM · #12
I think a duotone treatment has great potential.
06/30/2006 05:24:38 PM · #13
Originally posted by NateAndLori:

I think a duotone treatment has great potential.


I agree. Go all the way desat or not at all I think with this one.
06/30/2006 05:47:52 PM · #14
I like the first one.
07/03/2006 02:58:04 AM · #15
Okay, here are the versions I have so far:

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I have not yet done any of the "combined processing / different desat", but will try working on that next.

Thanks for the ideas. :-D

edit:
yanko's suggestion:
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Message edited by author 2006-07-04 00:01:31.
07/03/2006 03:17:22 AM · #16
Originally posted by yanko:

Yeah combine the two to see how it looks. If you take the vibrant one and set it as a layer above the other one and change the blending mode to luminosity you may get the best of both worlds. I like the vibrant one best for the extra detail it has but the desaturated one for the mood/feel.


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At first I didn't see that it was a whole lot different from the selective desat one, but looking at them side by side, I can see that I definitely like this one better. :-)

Is there a way to get that without going through the extra steps of making the two layers? I'm not sure if your suggestion is what you would have done right off the bat, or if it was just taking into account the two versions I already had.

Message edited by author 2006-07-03 03:18:11.
07/03/2006 03:37:05 AM · #17
The first one
07/03/2006 07:55:00 AM · #18
I prefer the first one, but with one modification... I really like the colors except that the grass appears to be glowing an unnatural looking green color. Keep the rest of the color but tone down the grass.

Between the B&W and Duotone, I prefer the Duotone.
07/03/2006 08:41:57 AM · #19
Originally posted by dwterry:

I prefer the first one, but with one modification... I really like the colors except that the grass appears to be glowing an unnatural looking green color. Keep the rest of the color but tone down the grass.

Between the B&W and Duotone, I prefer the Duotone.

^What he said.
07/03/2006 09:53:21 PM · #20
I liked the second one, myself. I have a thing for photos that look a little more "dreary" in the colours than is typical, though.

-Hideo

07/03/2006 09:57:35 PM · #21
First one...
07/03/2006 10:02:47 PM · #22
I like the first one best. :)
07/03/2006 10:08:36 PM · #23
Originally posted by redsunphotography:

I liked the second one, myself. I have a thing for photos that look a little more "dreary" in the colours than is typical, though.

-Hideo


Whoo! Cool. Now I know I am not crazy in liking the drabness. :-)
07/03/2006 10:10:25 PM · #24
Originally posted by klstover:

Originally posted by yanko:

Yeah combine the two to see how it looks. If you take the vibrant one and set it as a layer above the other one and change the blending mode to luminosity you may get the best of both worlds. I like the vibrant one best for the extra detail it has but the desaturated one for the mood/feel.


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At first I didn't see that it was a whole lot different from the selective desat one, but looking at them side by side, I can see that I definitely like this one better. :-)

Is there a way to get that without going through the extra steps of making the two layers? I'm not sure if your suggestion is what you would have done right off the bat, or if it was just taking into account the two versions I already had.


I based it off of what you had already done. However, I often end up doing things like that in my own editing when I don't like the direction I went. Instead of starting from scratch I will often pull an earlier version that has been flatten and play with it over the latest version blending it like how I suggested including using other blending modes and opacity settings. However I don't use this workflow for challenge entries since they border/break the rules.

Anyway, looks like you have some nice choices here. I would just keep tweaking and find what works best for you and what you want this image to represent. I only say that because I sometimes get in the same situation as you with so many different versions and not knowing which one to choose. :)

Message edited by author 2006-07-03 22:12:08.
07/04/2006 12:11:01 AM · #25
Originally posted by yanko:

I based it off of what you had already done. However, I often end up doing things like that in my own editing when I don't like the direction I went. Instead of starting from scratch I will often pull an earlier version that has been flatten and play with it over the latest version blending it like how I suggested including using other blending modes and opacity settings. However I don't use this workflow for challenge entries since they border/break the rules.


All of this makes sense and is a big help. Thank you :-D

Originally posted by yanko:

Anyway, looks like you have some nice choices here. I would just keep tweaking and find what works best for you and what you want this image to represent. I only say that because I sometimes get in the same situation as you with so many different versions and not knowing which one to choose. :)


I'm intending to do a few more different-editing-thingies based on what people have said in this thread, and maybe at some point I will be able to choose. I've also had fun playing around with gradient maps - a few of those are also in the collection although right now only one of them is really decent, I think.
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