help me pleeeease!

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  1. nabero

    nabero TPF Noob!

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    Here is my edited photo:
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    This is actually one of my more favorite photos (it's sentimental and I personally think it looks pretty neat)...but I can't seem to edit it properly...the colors just never seem to work completely, and the richness of different areas seems a bit off (?) I feel like there is something I could do with a crop, but I've grown so used to seeing the original that I can't figure it out! I would love some fresh eyes to take a look at this!

    Here is the original, please feel free to show me examples of crops or edits if you feel so inclined :sillysmi:
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    cheers!
     
  2. Lostinthe619

    Lostinthe619 TPF Noob!

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    Did you shoot in RAW and if so do you have the original file?
     
  3. nabero

    nabero TPF Noob!

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    I did not...I took this a while ago when I was still getting used to manual settings. I'm getting the feeling that the shot as is would be pointless to work at editing too much...:oops:
     
  4. cherrymoose

    cherrymoose TPF Noob!

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    I can try something when I get home. I might go overboard, though, since I'm so new to all this post-processing stuff. :lol:
     
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    dewey TPF Noob!

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    It's never pointless or hopless... this is a little more like an illustration but it might help the creative juices flow:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    nice colours in the sky ... and very German with the METRO sign ;) Living very close to the Metro headquarters myself ;)
     
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    cherrymoose TPF Noob!

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    Ooh, I posted that I'd do something but I never did. *photoshops it now*
     
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    Do you have any larger copies of the photo?

    This image is very small and there are quite a few jpeg artifacts
     
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    zendianah TPF Noob!

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    I love the edit... Did you use photoshop?
     
  10. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Personally I think that's a little overdone, and it brought out artifacts and halos around the buildings.

    I'm not at home where I have PS, so I can't SHOW you...but if it were me, I'd try to darken the foreground a bit, so it's more silhouetted, and do some slight saturation and contrast bumps to the color in the sky....

    ...my personal opinion is that often, less is more, and subtlety goes a loooong way.
     
  11. nabero

    nabero TPF Noob!

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    At the moment I don't...I'm still conjuring up the effort to install my new dvd drive...the original file is on a DVD...I'll try to post it up when I get myself all put together...though the quality of the original isn't too great either.
     
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    shorty6049 TPF Noob!

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    dont worry... i'll screw it up for you.... give me 10 minutes... ;-)
     

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