Need some C&C please.

Terry Leach

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May 15, 2011
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Central Arkansas
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Took this yesterday and would like some C&C on it.

Not an expert by any means, but 3 things I would have done differently.

1. Different time of day ("golden hour") to avoid the harsh shadows
2. Clone out the parking signs
3. not so much fill in post to avoid the halos. (might not need it if following suggestion #1)

Also the building in the background is a little distracting, not sure the best way to deal with that one though.
Thanks guys, being too sharp is a critique I seem to a lot. Maybe I need to calibrate my screen. Or just stop over sharpening my photos.:meh:
There are many ways to sharpen a photo, and not all of them use the UnSharp Mask (USM) sharpening tool.

One often overlooked is adjusting the mid-tone contrast.

Sharpening is all about manageing the size of sharpening halos, and is usually best done is several steps: Capture sharpening, Local sharpening, Output sharpening.

Sharpening is a broad and complex enough subject to have had entire books written on theory and ways to do it: Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom (2nd Edition)
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