Sedona, AZ Red Rocks

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  1. icassell

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    Here are a few from my jaunt to Sedona on Sunday. C&C always appreciated.

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    They're a bit dark for me. For example, on the first one, the peak of the histogram is at about the 20% level. Well over 75% of the pixels are less than 35% grey. I prefer landscapes to make a bit more use of the entire dynamic range and a tad more center-weighted.
     
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    OK, I'm curious ... Do you prefer this one in place of #1 (I don't)?

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    No, I don't prefer that version. It looks like you just shifted the levels - I would've adjusted the curves to increase the output of the lower input levels, but I would leave the upper ~third alone so you still have detail in the clouds and light white rocks.
     
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    When I get a chance, I'll play a little more (I'm at work at the moment) ... I think I see what you're driving at, but have to decide if I like it. Thanks for the critique.
     

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