Reality vs ? C & C, please!

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  1. Hartley

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    Hi Y'all,

    I was showing my mother-in-law some of my pictures, and she asked me if I had any "really bright colored" ones.. I looked, but sunrises & sunsets were about it, and that wasn't what she wanted..

    Then I got to thinking - I had a few shots of some neat little cacti in flower:

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    So I fed this image into Pse8, cropped a bit and gave the saturation slider a mighty shove:

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    I also tried a closer crop..

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    Though that one will not print out very big before the pixels get out of hand - these were taken with my old 5 mP camera.

    I usually prefer realism to "art", at least in photography, but I think these might be OK, especially since she has an "all beige" house she wants to perk up..;) What do you think?

    Hartley
     
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    ouch. overdid it.
     
  3. LittleMike

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    Next time try moving the slider 1/8 what you did this time ;)
     
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    the last two r overexposed.

    these pics aren't that appealing.
     
  5. Hartley

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    Um, the last two were made from the first one..

    But the intent was "bright", not "real"..:D I'll try one with less saturation..
     
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    Yeah, find a middle ground in the saturation boost there. Like HDR, the best picture is the one you don't know is edited.
     
  7. Hartley

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    OK guys,

    Here's one with rather less "boost":

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    Does that work better?

    Hartley
     
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    Much better :)
     
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    Vastly improved.
     

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