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Olive Grove Pano - advice sought

Took this this afternoon on a cold - windy and wet day.

I have lightened (using curves) - increased contrast; saturation and sharpened. But what do i need to do to boost its impact apart from goiung back another day?

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Re: Olive Grove Pano - advice sought

Edit: Hi Terry - without getting too exquisite, here is my take on it as if it were mine. You may not agree but you ask for opinions.
I am not a fan of bizarre, unatural "art filter" style renditions however, within steps 2, 3, 4 there is room for personal taste.

Photoshop CS3 > 1. Select sky and inverse. > 2.Auto Contrast the selected area. >
3. Saturation +15% > 4. Exposure: Offset -96% > 5. Stroke: Black 1 pixel > 6. Save. (sky unchanged)
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Re: Olive Grove Pano - advice sought

Hi Terry

I think the image has potential but I feel that the lighting has let you down a bit here. Without seeing the original, I can't tell whether your work has improved the image or simply changed it.

I have taken the liberty of modifying what you have posted (hope you don't mind). I'd like to see a bit more drama in this - more punch in the sky and a bit more life in the grove itself. Though I did tackle this in colour, I feel that monochrome is a more artistic interpretation of this scene. Of course, a better image is likely to result by starting from the original.

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Re: Olive Grove Pano - advice sought

How about this version



Done to my taste which isnt always a good thing. ATB Mart
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