Crazy sunset... C&C please

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  1. PureRumble

    PureRumble TPF Noob!

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    The sunset has not been tampered with. It was really that crazy! So what do you think? Sharpness, Contrast, Colors, etc.. Hit them all & Hit them hard!

    Also please give cropping-suggestions as this is my next big problem...

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    I like this shot but if it were me and this is just my opinion i probably would crop a little off the bottom and try to bring out the colors more. This sunset has great colors but i'd like to see more of this color.
     
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    Thx. It's the technical issues that I have a problem with. How do you suggest I can bring out the colors more? Are you talking of "color saturation", or is it something else?

    THX!
     
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    hahaha well i'm pretty new to photoshopping and that kind of stuff so im not the best person to ask when it actualy comes to doing it, but it just seemed like a sunset that great could use more color. you can just try messing around with saturation and different things, thats what i usualy do. Right now i'm actualy trying to figure out the ends and outs of cs3 that my uncle let me borrow for the summer, so hopefully ill be able to adjust things while knowing what im doing.
     
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    The photo overall lacks depth and contrast, the grey forground and muted trees don't really do anything. Also The sky could use a good bump in contrast. The composition asa whole I dont feel really works, the tree line is more or less in the middle of the shot,and there is no point of interest. Remember when shooting sunset especially there needs to be something to it, a shot of a pretty sky, never matches up to the real thing, try to find something of interest in the foreground. I always ask myself when shooting landscapes what is the subject of this photo, if the answere is "the sky" nine times out of ten I delete it.
     
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    Thx. For your C&C. Well you make it to sound like that there is no good point with this pic, and that might very well be correct. But I'm still to damn proud over it, so I have to ask you how you think I can save what's left of it :)

    I've created the picture with Photomatix Pro, so yeah it is a tonemapped HDR. You are mentioning contrast several times. Is this something that I can fixh with tonemapping, or do you suggest I try to resolve this in photoshop/gimp?

    And what do you think I can do about the colors?

    THX!
     
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    Hi,

    I like the sky colours - I'd go with a crop of the foreground, specifically crop from the bottom until the tree-line on the left appears around 1/3 from the bottom.

    A little "S" curve in PS curves would help too

    simon
     
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    The photo is not useless at all it just needs some work. As I have recently learned PHotomatix is just a starting point, you'll need to take the picture from that and bring it to Photoshop to enhance the contrast and mabye do a curves adjustment. With some work imsure it will be great, if you dont mind I could do a quick once over to it and let you know the steps I used.
     
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    Improving my picture, and not only that... learning me what steps you used to do that? Are you seriously asking me for permission? I am begging you!!! :-|
     
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    Here is what I did to it:
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    And here is what I did to it:
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    Let me know what you think.

    1shot-1still
     
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    I think you have a good photo here, but it needs some boost. Here is my take:
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    I used Paintshop Pro Smart Photo Fix.
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    I like what has been done to the foreground in the first edit, but I prefer the sky in the second edit or the original
     

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