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01/28/2004 03:00:52 PM · #1
In my last challenge submission (road signs) some people said that the sky was to bright (and I agree!!!). So I decided to re-edit the photo in Photoshop, reducing the brightest points. Here follows the original image and the changed one. Do you think there is something else I can do to improve its quality?

Original photo:
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Bright reduced photo:
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01/28/2004 05:20:35 PM · #2
the second photo now has a grey film over the entire thing... I'm not sure how you would correct this.
01/28/2004 05:43:35 PM · #3
I think you may have adjusted the photo the wrong way. I would suggest adjusting in levels, moving the middle pointer to the right, that may help you out.

01/28/2004 05:46:15 PM · #4
This may be a case where a couple of curves tricks can come in handy

Firstly, you can apply an S shaped curve (pull down in the lower left and up in the upper right) to add some contrast to an image

Secondly, you can localise this contrast change (i.e., to stop blowing out highlights) by placing two curve adjustments side by side, e.g., towards the very upper right. with both the input and output values the same.
This double point acts as a lock that other adjustments don't impact from one side to the other.

Combining these two approaches, you can to more localised contrast adjustments, to stretch the mid-tones to give the contrast that you want there, while locking down the highlights in the sky, so that you maintain some texture there.
01/28/2004 05:47:29 PM · #5
the original look sbetter to me.
01/28/2004 06:34:20 PM · #6
I think you needed a Sports By Brooks girl standing in front of it. hahahaha

Yes, the first looks better. Second looks gray and washed.
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