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Moon-willow
01-28-2009, 01:52 PM
I took this with my saturation bumped as high as my camera would allow it to get the red to really POP. The only thing I didn't care for, was how much difference in color the sky & water has.

I was thinking a polarizer filter would have helped this image... advice?

http://th02.deviantart.com/fs35/300W/i/2008/292/b/2/Reflections_by_Moon_Willow.jpg

Orgnoi1
01-28-2009, 01:55 PM
LOL my advice... would be that you shouldnt try and hotlink from MyFamily.com....LOL sorry I had to... before someone else did... =)

Moon-willow
01-28-2009, 03:08 PM
LOL my advice... would be that you shouldnt try and hotlink from MyFamily.com....LOL sorry I had to... before someone else did... =)

hahaha.... I quess not!
all fixed :)

Orgnoi1
01-28-2009, 03:21 PM
I would say maybe adding some contrast... taking the picture in manual settings and keeping it slightly darker... using levels to adjust your white and black points... or using a CPL would work... all doing slightly different things... but all would be avenues that could help...

convergent
01-28-2009, 03:52 PM
I'm not sure what you are trying to fix exactly. This image looks great to me. You have deep rich colors and the sky is not blown out. I love this one just the way it is.

Moon-willow
01-28-2009, 03:57 PM
I'm not sure what you are trying to fix exactly. This image looks great to me. You have deep rich colors and the sky is not blown out. I love this one just the way it is. Thank you, and I was very pleased with it, but I think the blue in the water is just to dark for the sky or the sky is too light, I would like to see them more balanced... make sense?

convergent
01-28-2009, 04:39 PM
Makes sense... but I like it the way it is. You could probably accomplish what you want using a graduated filter in something like Lightroom.

Moon-willow
01-28-2009, 05:31 PM
Makes sense... but I like it the way it is. You could probably accomplish what you want using a graduated filter in something like Lightroom.

okay, I've heard about lightroom, but never checked it out, guess that is my next research project! Thanks :)

Moon-willow
01-28-2009, 05:42 PM
I would say maybe adding some contrast... taking the picture in manual settings and keeping it slightly darker... using levels to adjust your white and black points... or using a CPL would work... all doing slightly different things... but all would be avenues that could help...

I did try the contrast and darker settings on a different landscape, but I've never tried adjusting the white & black points.... I'll have to play ~ Thanks!

taken in November - grey day - a few moments apart shots with those above mentioned changes:



http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs35/i/2008/307/e/d/The_One_Tree_by_Moon_Willow.jpg


http://fc26.deviantart.com/fs33/i/2008/307/e/b/Stock_Tree_2005_by_Moon_WillowStock.jpg