How can I spice this picture up?

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  1. thereforeiamx

    thereforeiamx TPF Noob!

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    I'm just a beginner at this. It seems like this photo is a bit boring and flat. How can I spice this picture up a bit without losing the details and the worn out look?

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    I had a go at it and thoroughly cocked it up. Later. The blown out part on the head-end wall (patients left) makes it difficult. A lot of reflectivity and lost detail.
     
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    the peripheral is a bit out of focus
     
  4. thereforeiamx

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    anything i can do to work around the 'lost of detail' on the wall? it was the sunlight against it.
     
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    Ohhh, what a nice location! Is this just some old hotel or house? How neat!

    I did a few plays. The first is just using curves, selectively saturing and using curves to add a bit of a vignette.

    The second was reduing the satruation using both teh full colour and bw version

    BW version

    Edit to say I killed the highlights on the chair.. oops

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    If it's the type of wallcovering I believe it to be, the best solution it to go back at a different time of day. Lost detail.

    Otherwise, Photoshop experience is required. I was able to adjust the highlights on the bedspread and pillows, but the wall screwed with me.
     
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    Had a quick go, did not get around the bed to well due to lack of time.

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    You know you're in a photography forum when someone starts a thread about spicing up a picture with a bed and not one person suggests the addition of an attractive model. :mrgreen:
     
  10. thereforeiamx

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    LOL.
     
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    I've also tryed something, hope you like it!

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    this is what i did

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