Puerto Rican Sunset: 1 Photo, 2 Edits

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by SecondShot, Aug 21, 2010.

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Which sunset?

  1. First

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Second

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    57.1%
  1. SecondShot

    SecondShot TPF Noob!

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    So, i've been going over photos taken from my honeymoon last October, which was just a dreadful time (I contracted swine flu WHILE ON my honeymoon), and so there wasn't much touristing going on while we were in San Juan, PR. Then the times I get enough strength to go, I look like utter crap...so the honeymoon pictures are a bit of a sore spot for me.

    Anyway, I found some photos that I liked and did some post-processing to straigthen out, add contrast, adjust exposure, etc. I used Oloneo (which I think is pretty cool and in free beta) to edit. I kinda prefer the first edit, I think the color is a little more "true" to the original taken. The wife prefers the second edit, as she said the reds were more prevalent in her memory. I was the one with H1N1, so I suppose she's right?:lol:

    So along with any C & C, which do you prefer?

    1) [​IMG]

    2) [​IMG]
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    On very first sight I believe the first is truer to nature than the second, although you say that YOU were the one with H1N1 and therefore might no longer remember right. But somehow I think that a person with a fever sees things as reddish as your second edit... ;) Things seem to be a bit upside down regarding this photo, your edits, and your memories ;).
    Bummer to be contracting ANY flu (or even a head cold, mind you) during one's honeymoon!!!
     
  3. LuckySe7en

    LuckySe7en TPF Noob!

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    #1 looks good. nice sunset
     
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    I didnt like the bottom of #1 or the top of #2, so I combined them. This is the top half of #1, normal blend mode, 50% opacity on top of the full image #2:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Second
     
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    I'd say first although the combined image looks good
     
  7. DanFinePhotography

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    definitely #2. Better saturation IMO
     

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