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Old 07-31-2007, 05:59 PM
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:20 PM
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Re: Landscape Challenge

Nice job bringing the colors back. Looks good.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:36 PM
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Re: Landscape Challenge

the one problem i see is you retouched an area above the date that didn't need to changed...
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:26 PM
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Re: Landscape Challenge

To my eye it's oversaturated and oversharpened, and there's a big round clone print where the date used to be. This is a job for Lab, with some restraint.

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Old 08-01-2007, 01:53 AM
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Re: Landscape Challenge

Nice picture to play with.

Brought up levels, cloned out the date, little bit of selective sharpening, upped the saturation a touch on reds and yellows.

Finally added a broad spotlight filter to enhance/alter the lighting a little.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:21 PM
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Re: Landscape Challenge

Lurch, I agree, Ashley's it is a bit over sharpened, however, desert colors at times are surprisingly vivid, with a lot of variations on the reds. I think yours is a little too muted for the area.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:27 PM
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Re: Landscape Challenge

The desert is one of my favorite places to go hiking and camping. Its colors can be very vibrant and saturated, especially during winter and spring. I always say as if someone put a contrast curve to the scenery and no one in the group has a clue of wth I'm talking about.
I took this pic and converted it to Lab mode and used curves...got rid of date stamp and converted it back to RGB.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:29 PM
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Re: Landscape Challenge

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I think yours is a little too muted for the area.
I do have a tendency to understate things, so your observation could be accurate. The colors do match my memory of the large hunk of time I spent in my youth camping in and driving through the desert. Then again, that was a long time ago, and memories can fade . . .

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Old 08-02-2007, 05:47 PM
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Have you ever been to the painted desert? It's so named because is looks more like an over saturated painting than the real thing. I was in awe, the first time I was there.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:32 PM
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Have you ever been to the painted desert?
Yup, more than once. Spectacular place.

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