DaveGillespie replied to the topic Weekend Photography Challenge #479 Reasons to be cheerful ! in the forum Weekend Photography Challenge 2 weeks ago
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I have been off travelling, so just getting to replies on this. @Ash, I agree that the differentiation between the tractor and the barn in the grill region is one of the major problems with this image, and at some point I will return to it and use a brush to punch up that area in the way that @Frank did in his comment. @Falxy, thanks for n…[Read more]
The view from the end of my driveway (the snow is now back on the mountains where it belongs).
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beautiful! I love the dynamic range in this image. There is tons of detail, and very little disappears in the shadows. There does seem to be some perspective distortion in the buildings, which might be easy to fix? It doesn’t really interfere with appreciating the image.
Thank you “@Rob Eyers”. You sent me down a bit of a rabbit hole with blur sharpening (who knew!) and I think it was worth it. I went with a 4×6 crop, just excluding the building on the right. I used a mask on the foreground snow in lightroom and used the dehaze tool and increase the black to bring out a bit of the detail. Then in photoshop I used…[Read more]
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. In this version, I have used masks in Lightroom: one to reduce the highlights and whites and increase the blacks in the sky; and another to increase the contrast and reduce the highlights in the snow in the foreground. It was tricky to get the amounts right so the areas don’t look muddy. Don’t know if I…[Read more]
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