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04/29/2006 01:58:50 PM · #1
Here are a few pics I took at Yosemite. I have only been involved with photography for a couple of months now and I am looking for any advice possible on my pics. I would appreciate any comments on composition, color, Photoshop suggestions, how you would have done it differently, etc.

Thanks for all of your help.

Robert Pomerenk
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04/29/2006 04:09:26 PM · #2
I'm off to shoot. I'll come back to these. You might like to join in or at least read through the Landscape Learning Thread meanwhile :-)

Robt.
04/29/2006 08:11:30 PM · #3
Thanks. I will check that out.
04/30/2006 03:00:28 AM · #4
Commented at some length. I hope you don't think me harsh, I actually like the pictures fine but I sense you not only CAN do better, you WANT to do better, so in that spirit...

Robt.
04/30/2006 02:35:56 PM · #5
Originally posted by robpom:


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As promised in comments, here's a couple quick reworkings of these two:

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As per the landscape learning thread, I have used contrasdt masking but done it in reverse; I have used hard light or vivid light mode in the shadows mask to increase contrast, and I have used little or no adjustment in the brights mask. I have used a hue/saturation layer to bump up reds & yellows and desat and darken the blues to a less extreme chroma.

End result is a more powerful articulation of the rock surfaces, I think. What do you say?

R.

Message edited by author 2006-04-30 14:37:05.
04/30/2006 02:58:58 PM · #6
Rob,

I like the reworkings, and especially your comments about the photos which, while nice, are almost exactly like some pictures I took at Yosemite and wondered why they lacked any real impact.

Learning an amazing amount from your thread - very grateful.

Jamie
04/30/2006 03:03:52 PM · #7
Man, I want to come to Yosemite!
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