Young Starling

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  1. BrentC

    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nice pictures!
     
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    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    Beautiful colors, especially #1, Brent. Did you try dehazing to bring out some texture and contrast in the sky?
     
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    Jeff G -Amateur Shutterbug- Supporting Member

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    First shot is my favorite, both are very nice.
     
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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks Derrel.
     
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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks Dean. I didn't like what dehazing did to the clouds. I played around a bit more. Maybe went to much on the sky?

    Here is what I had to work with. This is Raw with camera profile applied. No edits.

    P7290795-5.jpg

    And here is after my latest edit. Too much on the sky?

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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks Jeff.
     
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    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    Your edit looks better to me than the sooc.
     
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    Very nice shooting...
     
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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks Jeff
     
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    I didn't scroll down to the SOOC so just worked with your first image. There are three keys to making a composited image: the first is making sure the lighting angles match and the second is to make clean selections, and lastly try to equalize the tonal properties of each image into one. I use Photoshop's Quick Selection tool then use the Select and Mask editor to refine the selection.

    I randomly picked a sky from some stock images I keep of skies and clouds for this very reason.

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    sweet pics. you could always convert them to black and white.
     

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