Sunset at Horseshoe Bend, AZ

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  1. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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  2. anonymouscuban

    anonymouscuban TPF Noob!

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    I reworked the image from scratch again. I noticed my previous edit has some noise in the foreground that I fear will show up in print. I also set a custom white balance keyed off of another image of my wife who was wearing a gray jacket in the same set. This looks closer to what my minds eye remembers.

    I may still knock down the shadows in the foreground just a tad. The shot looks great on my 27" calibrated iMac retina display but on my dell work displays, the foreground looks a bit too bright. The monitors are not calibrated so I can't really rely on them.

    How does it look on your calibrated monitors?

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  3. ZombiesniperJr

    ZombiesniperJr Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Awesome shot!!
     
  4. anonymouscuban

    anonymouscuban TPF Noob!

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    So after stepping away from this shot for a bit, I came back to do my final cleanup before I send it to print. Thought I'd share with you guys because I was giving some good feedback which helped me make this photo better.

    Here is what I did...
    1. Leveled the horizon (you guys were right. LOL)
    2. Brought up the shadows a bit. A bit too much contrast before.
    3. I composited in some of the color in the sky on the right into the left. I felt the blue showing through did not harmonize well with the rest of the image.
    4. Cropped a bit off the top.

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  5. fishing4sanity

    fishing4sanity No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Print BIG, that is going to look stunning on your wall.
     
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    Still looks off to me even though I know it's a trick of the horizon being blocked by the mountains.

    Love what you've done with the colors. Look great on my calibrated monitor.
     

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