Which edit do you like best?

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  1. SquarePeg

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    Learned a new editing technique and tried it out on some photos from this weekend after I had edited them with my "old" way. Which do you prefer? And why? Also open to any critique for improvement on either photo.

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    [​IMG]star gazing at the salt marsh by SharonCat..., on Flickr


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    [​IMG]Salt marsh pano 3 by SharonCat..., on Flickr


     
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    The second for me but it needs some NR applied.

    I'd also crop off the black area at the bottom as it adds nothing to the picture.
     
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    Seeing as you have 'OK to Edit' tagged, I've had a punt. A little touch of NR, cropped off the bottom and healed out a couple of hot spots on the water. Hope that's ok.

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    #2 is my favorite, and I also like what Space Face did to it.
     
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    Agreed. #2 is awesome, I love how you've brought out the colors.

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    Looking at these on my phone, I like the first best, but they probably take on a totally different life on a big screen. The yellow light at the right side is distracting.
     
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    I like #2 as the milky way really stands out, and has more color. The light pollution on the horizon is a bit strong for me though.
     
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    Number two for me......
     
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    Your 2nd edit is closer. I'd put the horizon 1/3 for the way up from bottom (rule of thirds), and darken sky, use more natural milkyway colors w/ less blown out highlights.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I may lift the shadows a bit on the bottom to show the reeds that are there. If they don't look good I'll crop it.

    Looks good!

    Agreed. Thanks for the input.

    Thank you. I think I may have to go back and re edit all of my recent Milky Way photos with this new technique! It will give me something to do this winter.

    Yes I do need to do a little cloning on the hot spots.

    Thanks - good point. Will try to deal with that a bit better.

    Thanks...
     
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    Thanks I appreciate your input.
     
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    I like 2 better. I agree with pretty much all the comments above, the light at the horizon is better in the 1st, the yellow light is a lot more subdued and I do like just being able to see the reeds but the sky in the 2nd a lot more.
     
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