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Old 10-23-2007, 10:53 PM
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Re: Can this be saved?

I used 3x242, & 3x12,
also shadow/highlight: shadows 25,29,13 & highlight 22,38,23 & color +29
midtone contrast -4.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:06 AM
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Re: Can this be saved?

Hard to see just how good a job anyone has done since the posted picture is so small (300 x 400), a larger picture might make it easier for you to see whose method gave the best result.

I got a reasonable starting point by duplicating image a couple of times and setting to Screen blend mode (adjusted opacity on 2nd layer), but again it's hard to see what the final image actually looks like because of the size.

You've been here long enough to know how to post a decent size image Neb.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:29 AM
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I apologize for taking so long to reply. I thank everyone for helping with this photo. I took quite a number of pictures of my friends and wouldn't you know the two we liked best were like this one?? I do not have a clue what caused this as all the other pictures were nice.

Gary l will try and post a larger size of the photo. I again say thank you all you !! Nebgranny
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:58 AM
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Yes, it can be saved.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:19 AM
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Duplicate base
Apply a medium contrast mask.
Duplicate this with a gradient mask, set blend mode to screen.
Duplicate this result one or two more times to taste, also with screen blend.
Curves adjustment to increase contrast.
Curves to reduce blue tint slightly.
Boost saturation slightly.
Lay a new gradient clouded sky over top section set to if darker.
Took about 2 min.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:12 AM
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Re: Can this be saved?

I think this is the best your photo will look, given the tiny size. I corrected the color and exposure, while keeping the photo realistic looking. I also made sure not to blow out the sky.

Keep in mind, much more could be done with a larger version.
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