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  1. jimiismydaddy

    jimiismydaddy TPF Noob!

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    I took this the other day at the arboretum. I looks really good to me, and I wanted to really make it stand out and give it that wow look. I applied benjakins soft light effect he has been posting about here, and toned down the sky a little. Id love some suggestions. Thanks!

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    honestly, i like the original better. the contrast is more pleasing to the eye (even if it means a slight haze effect)
     
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    have you sharpened the edit as it looks a bit much.. i think the original is nicer tbh.. Great shot though
     
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    *cracks knuckles*

    Both of the first two versions are just way too harsh. It hurts just to look at them.

    I increased the overall vibrance of the image, I added some fill light to reduce contrast and fill in some of the shadows, I put a little vignette to it to add emphasis to the center, I dodged the doors and windows, and burned the sky becuase I got too many jpeg compression artifacts from just turing the blue luminance down.


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    I think that gives it more of a wow effect than the original and looks more natural.
     
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    I like both the original and Sw1tchFX's edit. Great composition! But while I think the edit looks better, I don't think that it looks more natural.

    @Sw1tchFX: Could you explain a little more in detail what you did exactly? I understand the dodging and burning part, but I don't get the rest...
     
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    Now that is a GREAT edit... really vibrant colors, brings them out v.well
     
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    jimiismydaddy TPF Noob!

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    That is a great change, I agree both of mine are too sharp. I found a nice action to send it through, heres one, its similar to yours. How did you lighten up the house?


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