Help with a photo

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  1. Big

    Big TPF Noob!

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    I got this picture that I'm trying to get to look better. I'd like to keep it black and white but make the snowshoe prints really stand out. Got any suggestions? I still have the color version although it's not very colorful since it was a plain cloudy day.

    Thanks- BIG

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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think the best way to deal with this is going to be through the use of layers. Load this into your favorite photo-editor and select the snow as one layer, and brighten and increase constrast to that, the trees as another, increasing contrast to taste, and finally [perhaps] the sky as a third, but I'm not sure there's much to be done with it.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give it a shot
     
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    Whoa... I selected the snow, and simply clicked auto levels (which I rarely do) and it came up with this,
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    Then I tried using the curves tool and came up with this wild look, I kinda like it. It's different.
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    wow i need to get some more editing practice lol
     
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    That's what happens when you push random buttons in Photoshop to see what they do... lol
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Flash works nicely to add definition on plain cloudy days. If you get the flash off the camera, you have many more lighting possibilities.

    Making images from a perspective other than standing with the camera at eye level can add a touch of drama.
     
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    heh well off to do some random clicking then..
     

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