Tree at Sunset (Help Me)

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  1. XJBaylor

    XJBaylor TPF Noob!

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    I took this pic in Hawaii, just snapshooting and trying to learn a lens I will be using for work. I really like the picture, but it is missing...something. I really have no ability to do post work, and wanted to see what you guys could do. Anyone interested in editing my picture? Please feel free to critique as well. I really haven't made any attempt at photography in the last 5 years, so I could use the help.

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    Larger version...http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa309/keithdbrown/Picture102.jpg

    Thanks in advance guys!

    Keith
     
  2. RKW3

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    I really like that picture also. It just seems too dark and dull.

    Messing around in photoshop, I adjusted the saturation, color cast, contrast, shadows, etc. to see if I could make this photo look any better. I think it's an improvement.

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    I may have overdone it a bit, but you get the point.
     
  3. cherrymoose

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    I tried another attempt, but it's no better than RKW3's edit. I cloned those extra leaves out of the top right corner, adjusted the contrast a tiny bit, and burned the clouds and the sea to make them a little bit darker.

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  4. Lars Leber

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    Very nice landscape photo. My quick edit ..

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    Oh my. That's gorgeous-- brilliant job!
     
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  7. Sweetsomedays

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    I like arizphotography's take on it. Warmed it up but retained a softness that makes the whole shot feel very relaxing like a nice sunset should be. Love the whole context of the picture xjbalor. Are those toes I see in the lower right lol
     
  8. XJBaylor

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    Haha, those are toes, good catch!

    I thought I like the softness of the photo, but if Lars had cloned out the leaves in the upper right as cherry did (and the toes too) that would be the shot I was looking to get. Lars, you did an incredible job...in fact they all look great.

    Thank you so much for your help guys, and thanks for the compliments.

    Keith
     

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