This is the same sho as Die Hel with less Saturation!


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  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...almost 7 years ago

    This is better Deon, However I think it needs a little more contrast to bring out the shadows.
    soz :o(

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 7 years ago

    Its got lots of detail, Deon, so I can see why you’d want to HDR it. I’m leaning to something between the two, although the sky here stands on its own as is…..wonderful clouds. There’s a quick and dirty contrast trick with Unsharp mask…Amount 20 and Radius 50 often adds a nice bit of extra depth….flipping the sliders a little bit either way, depending on taste. Extra contrast might be all it needs, that often ups the saturation slightly too….

  • Deon de Waal
    Deon de Waalalmost 7 years ago

    THanks Mel
    I’ll give it a bash

  • Deon de Waal
    Deon de Waalalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Michael
    I’ll try that too.

  • Hjalti Hjartarson
    Hjalti Hjartarsonalmost 7 years ago

    Uyeah… so much better….

    Still you have some work to do on the foreground… maybe just a light S curve layer, masking out the sky.

  • Deri Dority
    Deri Dorityalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful. The muted colors work well here. I agree, the fore ground has some detail that could be popped out some in curves and with a mask. It is such an awesome shot though!!

  • Deon de Waal
    Deon de Waalalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks HH and derid.
    I will give it another bash.

  • Dan Cahill
    Dan Cahillalmost 7 years ago

    Sorry. I like the first mch better. I’m glad you tried different concepts though.

  • Deon de Waal
    Deon de Waalalmost 7 years ago

    THanks Danny.
    Funny how there are two very strong different opinions on this one.
    Maybe a topic for a journal.

  • alistair mcbride
    alistair mcbridealmost 7 years ago

    Some where between the two i think Deon,realy comes down to personal taste.

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