Winter River

This is a discussion on Winter River within the IR & HDR Photography forums, part of the PHOTO GALLERIES category; Went for a walk yesterday up this river which brought me to a frozen waterfall (no waterfall shots I liked).Anyways, I dont think I am ...


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    Went for a walk yesterday up this river which brought me to a frozen waterfall (no waterfall shots I liked).Anyways, I dont think I am completely satisfied with the shot. So I'm looking for suggestions/criticisms feedback etc.
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    I think it needs contrast, Braden. I'd try a strong contrast curves adjustment layer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa View Post
    I think it needs contrast, Braden. I'd try a strong contrast curves adjustment layer.
    Ahh I agree 100%. Much better? The river looks a little blown out now. If anyone wants to take a shot at this feel free :P
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    What do you think about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by konstantkarma View Post
    What do you think about that?
    The trees look a lot better but to me, the river has too many blown hi-lights which is what I was experiencing when I was trying to edit mine. Thanks Konstantkarma
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_Blazer View Post
    The trees look a lot better but to me, the river has too many blown hi-lights which is what I was experiencing when I was trying to edit mine. Thanks Konstantkarma
    I was thinking the same thing- Maybe if you've got the time you could select the river, merge it out, and alter it separately? I'm not too good at this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konstantkarma View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_Blazer View Post
    The trees look a lot better but to me, the river has too many blown hi-lights which is what I was experiencing when I was trying to edit mine. Thanks Konstantkarma
    I was thinking the same thing- Maybe if you've got the time you could select the river, merge it out, and alter it separately? I'm not too good at this stuff.
    Ya I think that is what it may come down to. I dont really feel like putting in the time at the moment but ill come back to it tonight maybe
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    I'm really digging the moss on the rocks in stark contrast to the overall white. That's what makes the picture, to me.
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    Layer masks.



    I took the original image and made a duplicate layer. Change the blending mode to "Soft Light" which is a contrast mode. Then I added a layer mask to that layer and painted the river with a soft brush and the foreground color set to 50% gray. Then, wanting still more, I duplicated that layer again, same blending mode, and then painted the river (in the mask) with a black brush. Added a touch of midtone contrast and ran it though a de-noise filter to soften my adjustments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa View Post
    Layer masks.



    I took the original image and made a duplicate layer. Change the blending mode to "Soft Light" which is a contrast mode. Then I added a layer mask to that layer and painted the river with a soft brush and the foreground color set to 50% gray. Then, wanting still more, I duplicated that layer again, same blending mode, and then painted the river (in the mask) with a black brush. Added a touch of midtone contrast and ran it though a de-noise filter to soften my adjustments.
    wowie! Thanks Dane!
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