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07/11/2009 10:06:02 PM · #1
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I would like to dodge the upper right hot spot in this photo, but I have never been good at it. Any suggestions?

Message edited by author 2009-07-11 22:07:46.
07/11/2009 10:41:44 PM · #2
Thats a nice picture the highlights wasnt to bad here is what I did, levels, curves, burn the highlights and the noise reduct, then sharpen ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806378.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806378.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
07/12/2009 12:34:30 AM · #3
Originally posted by csolomon1:

Thats a nice picture the highlights wasnt to bad here is what I did, levels, curves, burn the highlights and the noise reduct, then sharpen ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806378.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806378.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

ummmm... that's a different image than what he linked. Nice edit though :O)
07/12/2009 12:53:53 AM · #4
Did a quick CS4 edit dodging a "recovery" section from LR2, and then some quick curves. Not a great finished product, but it gives you some idea. FWIW, that area was a bit blown out, so if you shot in RAW... you'd have more to work with.

original
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edit
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Rob

<edited because my brain can't spell tonight>

Message edited by author 2009-07-12 00:55:05.
07/12/2009 01:08:44 AM · #5
Well that is the picture that came up first for me, but here is one of the others maybe this one they was talking about ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806498.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806498.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2009-07-12 01:35:53.
07/12/2009 01:50:04 AM · #6
I just cant make my mind up what do I go with, its such a great picture so many styles and changes to make' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806501.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806501.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
07/12/2009 04:23:31 PM · #7
thanks, I completely forgot I could upload non-challenge photos.

Solomon,

the second pic is the one I was talking about, but I like what you did with the first one you posted too. Thank you.

Roba,

That looks very nice, I will see if I can reproduce it in Elements.

Unfortunately, after investing in a Contax AX, I didn't invest in a digital SLR, I have a 7 year old Sony Mavica that records to CD, so no RAW.
07/12/2009 04:33:47 PM · #8
I wasn't sure this type of problem is best fixed using the burn tool.. To me, if the sun wasn't blowing it out, it would look just like the shore area right off to the left of it.. So, I just used the clone tool.. Looks natural.. Mind you, this was a 60 second job and you could do much better taking your time.. I just thought I'd show you another way to "fix" this particular issue..

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07/12/2009 05:03:01 PM · #9
the clone job looks good.

I used a bit of clone and burn-in ( I thought Burn-in was adding more light when I was in the dark room).

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I will play with clone a little more heavily.

07/12/2009 05:04:37 PM · #10
IT is funny, I almost didnt take the shot. This is on the bridge at Multnomah falls, looking down into the final pool. I thought I did the shot last year and didn't like the results, but I decided to shoot it anyway. Wish I would have bracketted it.

Thanks for the nice words and the effort.

Originally posted by csolomon1:

I just cant make my mind up what do I go with, its such a great picture so many styles and changes to make' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806501.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103668/120/806501.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
07/12/2009 06:06:41 PM · #11
this is pretty close to my final image.

I used clone a little more this time (ok, a lot more). I also reduced the green in the midtones in levels.

' . substr('//lh5.ggpht.com/_e96qzLYyHfg/SlpdvIoSuRI/AAAAAAAAAC4/iYw4-gllxPQ/s640/From%20the%20Bridge_clone.jpg', strrpos('//lh5.ggpht.com/_e96qzLYyHfg/SlpdvIoSuRI/AAAAAAAAAC4/iYw4-gllxPQ/s640/From%20the%20Bridge_clone.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
07/12/2009 07:13:32 PM · #12
looks really good.. I'm sure you can go back through with the dodge tool or even the brush tool & paint some light back into that area so you get back some of the natural lighting that was on the original.. But, I think if you never saw the original you would never know you cloned and burned that area at all.. Nice job.
07/15/2009 08:42:51 PM · #13
ok, here is the real final one.

' . substr('//lh4.ggpht.com/_e96qzLYyHfg/Sl520DktaqI/AAAAAAAAAFM/mJHrQ4bbQjI/s640/From%20the%20Bridge_purple_sharpened_blurred_sat2.jpg', strrpos('//lh4.ggpht.com/_e96qzLYyHfg/Sl520DktaqI/AAAAAAAAAFM/mJHrQ4bbQjI/s640/From%20the%20Bridge_purple_sharpened_blurred_sat2.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

besids the cloning and burning, I pumped up the saturation and adjusted the yellow into the green band a bit.
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