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07/04/2008 01:15:33 AM · #1
Here is the image I thought I remembered how to redo. I really play around during the editing process and don't always remember how I achieved the look, so I started writing things down in notepad just in case.

The good one:
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The one I worked on from scratch (That is just not as good):
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Anyone know how I can get my images looking the same. Have I forgotten a step?
07/04/2008 01:18:32 AM · #2
Since I got my D300 I know every entry I submit to DPC I keep a record of what I did and with which settings and save it in a folder along with the original image, any drafts, and the final submission. Maybe I should do it for personal pieces as well.
07/04/2008 01:27:23 AM · #3
The good one has less contrast and more saturation at a guess
07/04/2008 01:50:29 AM · #4
The first thing that I noticed is smaller highlight in the right (on the screen) eye in the first one. It makes the eye look a bit off in the 2nd one.
And a little less contrast and sharpness between the mouth and nose in the first one than in the second.

Message edited by author 2008-07-04 01:52:13.
07/04/2008 05:43:26 AM · #5
I did the same thing with this one- ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/51167/120/690043.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/51167/120/690043.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I have no idea what I did post processing it. I usually just do auto lvl's and see if that makes it any better, if not I play around with the curves not knowing what I'm doing. That shot though, I did something and it saturated the red rock really well and inverted or did something to the clouds that made them just pop right out. Don't know what I pushed, so I haven't been able to do it again on the same original photo or even test and play around with others to see if I could get similar effects.
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