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Old 08-16-2014, 04:37 PM
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This is where I got to after a quick couple of hours. I realise the it requires a little more attention with colour work and cleaning up, although not sure if I will have any free time.
Any feedback would be much appreciated.

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Old 08-16-2014, 09:06 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2014 Merge Channels Contest

Save for web in Photoshop(jpeg) and slide the quality near the left while keeping the pixel size high. Use the "2-up" feature so you can see the before and after quality of your image.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:54 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2014 Contest Discussion

I find this image very interesting, and would like to ask if anyone knows the histoiry behind it.
i.e. country, era.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:08 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2014 Contest Discussion

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I find this image very interesting, and would like to ask if anyone knows the histoiry behind it.
i.e. country, era.
Google is your friend;

http://www.wdl.org/en/item/4999/
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:25 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2014 Merge Channels Contest

Wow! Each one of these is so different. I like the crispness you achieved on the subjects features.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:27 PM
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Wow that was pretty amazing!
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:37 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2014 Merge Channels Contest

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Hi Everyone,

Here is my first contest entry.
This was really fun to do and look forward to your comments.

Thanks
Hi Anthony. Pretty nice. It is a fun project. i would say you've got a little too much red going on overall. Several ways to pull that back - you could start back at the before merge stage, and add more weight to the exposure (actually darkening your tones), before merging. Or you can do some Channel Mixing right now. Mix the blue into the red. Remember, these are fir trees of a sort that they are logging. So going to be a white pine, with perhaps a little yellowish tint to them. But it is a challenging one and a lot of fun.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:43 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2014 Merge Channels Contest

Nice play Hollyvd. A little too over sharpened for me, and colors seem to be a bit off. I intend to sharpen my own, but on the high res final and with far less of a radius. But to each his own. Has a kinda HD look and is interesting. Again... good go round.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:13 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2014 Merge Channels Contest

If you like Color and Sharpness - lots of ways to get both. Sharpening can be implemented in an Unsharp Masking Filter, Smart Sharpening or even High Pass Overlays. How one settles on a final will depend on the end result they are looking to achieve!
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:02 AM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2014 Contest Discussion

I found I got better results from doing things 'manually' rather than the automatic 'merge channels'/align layers

It was easier to line up the logs than the men, since the men moved

I decide to make a good BW image from one of the good channels first and then fiddle around with the colors with 'apply image' and some other tweaks. This method made some wicked fringing that had to be corrected. The yellow color cast on the logs probably took me the longest to fix (painted in a hue/sat correction)

bigger final image
I did some screen caps as I was fiddling around

All in all a fun exercise
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