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Before-and-after stream treatment

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Old 06-15-2014, 03:42 PM
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Before-and-after stream treatment

Here is a hand-held snapshot of a manicured stream I shot with a Nikon L810 while my daughter was taking photo class assignment photos with our Canon DSLR (working on motion blur).

Shown is the unretouched original and the slightly cropped and post-processed version treated with Topaz Adjust, Clean and Simplify (layers reduced in opacity and blended together).
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:22 AM
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Re: Before-and-after stream treatment

Without any kind of retouching work the picture is looking more natural. Good one!
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:37 PM
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Re: Before-and-after stream treatment

What a beautiful picture!
The Topaz processed version seems to emphasize local contrast, creating an HDR-look.
Instead, I would prefer to enhance colors more than contrast. What about the following version?
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:51 AM
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Re: Before-and-after stream treatment

Thanks for your comments, just saw them. My own personal preference is to move an image away from a "natural" look into something more "artistic". Ironic, since I used to work in photojournalism... But a light treatment also works, thanks genf!
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