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Old 08-10-2014, 12:29 PM
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Re: Lab damaged cover shot

Pro photographer based in London wanting a cover shot for a book. Why risk time and trouble to recover the shot (it may be acceptable but...). How about a re shoot back to Venice via Heathrow for £250 return + £100 for cheap B&B Suggestion only slightly tongue in cheek
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:07 AM
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Re: Lab damaged cover shot

@TonyW been back to Venice four times(£125 return) but could never get the pretty lights in the houses again. They were always unlit. This was a special morning.
I could always use my Lunar aurora photo for the cover. That was awesome indeed.
blog.anthonyepes.com if you want to see that one.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:00 PM
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Re: Lab damaged cover shot

First of all - channel mixer, then color correction(s), and color balance. I spent about 10 minutes, not perfect but you get the idea. Did not care for the overly blue color, but that can be added back with filters.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:07 PM
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Re: Lab damaged cover shot

Here it is darker. Image is salvageable if you spend some time on it.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:46 PM
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Re: Lab damaged cover shot

Lab-1, photographer-0... Curious about why you are shooting on film? Not that film is bad (I shot many a roll since the mid-'70s myself), but this is a great example of something that can go wrong that is out of your control that most likely would not have happened with digital.

nrsm, nice recovery work! Pop a little more contrast in the repaired lower-left corner and I think it's good to go.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:40 PM
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Re: Lab damaged cover shot

My take.

Layers are easy, and they are four:
- COLOUR (set to colour): gets rid of the green cast;
- BLACK CLIP (set to luminosity): clips the blacks and gets us in the right range;
- CONTRAST (set to luminosity): corrects the contast;
- DESATURATION (set to normal): corrects the saturation.

Mask is the same for every layer, and it is a simple gradinet from black to white, from upper right corner to bottom left corner. Use a brush if you wish to have better results (correcting the mask on the desaturation layer will give you a ner perfect result).

A version without masks is possibile, but it's unnecessarily complicated.

Bye.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:45 PM
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Re: Lab damaged cover shot

Great tips and results, kannetth!
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:41 PM
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Re: Lab damaged cover shot

Just two layers for my version. Channel mixer copes with the green colour cast and a curves layer just to tidy up. Brushing is not really required in my opinion as the colour cast is graduated across the image. So just match it with a graduated mask. Brushing, unless done very carefully may lead to a more blotchy result.
Good luck with the book.
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