Great Falls, Virginia (7 Photos)

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  1. EricBrian

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    3) Is this one too saturated?
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    Very nice!!! No. 2 and No.4 have blown out water but I'm not telling you anything you didn't notice yourself I'm sure.

    Nice framing and exposure otherwise. Next time for the white water stop it down a bit or use a faster shutter to pull out the water texture.

    I like them! :raisedbrow: Is that spider alive? :spiderma:
     
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    Hello,

    Thanks for your comments. Both spiders were alive. My friend touched the spider's legs to see if he was and sure enough, the spider reacted.

    Yes, the water is blownout and hope to have corrected that here. Do you think these are good or only better?

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    Thanks! :)

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    Yup, yup, you have something to work with now. On the bottom one, in photoshop try:

    1. Auto Levels,
    2. Color Balance:
      Midtones: Magenta -20
      Highlights: Cyan -20
      Preserve luminosity = off
    3. Mode -> Lab Color (select Channels -> Lightness, and click the visibility back on for the Lab channel at top)
    4. Mode -> 16 Bit
    5. Filter -> Sharpen -> Smart Sharpen:
      Basic,
      Amount: 15%
      Radius: 5
      Remove: Lens Blur
    6. Select the Lab Channel as active
    7. Hue/Saturation:
      Edit: Blues
      Saturation: -60%

    Is that what you saw when you were standing on that rock with the camera in your hand?

    You can change back to RGB Color mode in 8 bits if you want before saving. Also you can skip step 5 if you want. It's the settings for the web sized version you posted anyway - it might be the same or different if you're editing a larger size image.

    Lastly it looks like you may have selected around a rock (bottom right) and through part of a water sheet (top left) when you did what you did. A small 30% opacity smudge brush or a 25% blur brush can melt those hard lines back in naturally. That's kinda anal but I could notice it. ;)
     

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