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Old 29th April 2016
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before and after mostly LR edit

from 2012 and long before the Oly came into my life
Most of healing/cloning was done with the Lightroom spot removal tool. When it got busy/slow a PSD was made and more spot removal was done. Over 7 psd files were needed. Why? to see if I could. Cloning / healing in PS would have taken just a long.
NOTE : If you don't have PS could export as a tiff to the original folder and continue the editing on the that new file. No point just making a virtual copy as the buttons will still be there. Others may have another work around they could share

SORRY: I had a virtual copy to show just some on the spot removal buttons; but, yeah but; I deleted it this morning

basically the original 5d11 dng file

with some basic editing to above

finished; for now.

So OK; you will NEVER see this lake like this because it only fills every 10-20-30 years when there is a good flood in the Darling River and because it is heavily edited.

This lake flashed between the trees as I drove the 113 ton Mack roadtrain past it several times a day and I have seen the lake in midday light, early morning light/sunrise and late afternoon light/sunset, even moonlight and lit by lightning on the darkest of nights. There were some good things about driving the big ones including been up higher so I was looking down across the country and the lake looked totally different from the cab than standing beside the water's edge.

So I have edited the death out of this one; several times actually and each is or was very different . I guess I have edited to how I wanted to see it or may be it's how I thought it would be if all the above lighting were mixed together . From the cab I could not see all the grass in the lake even though I saw it.

Lake Popiltah is on the silver city highway between wentworth and broken hill in far west nsw australia.
Just of interest; for the 270km between wentworth and broken hill there are no speed changes; very unusual for aust where there are speed restrictions or speed changes too often. 110 kph [68 mph] all the way

even as I hit the post button I'm having 2nd ............ 22nd thoughts about the last one
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Re: before and after mostly LR edit

Either of the edits look fine to me when I look at them on their own Ian. But both together then my mind starts to say well maybe somewhere in between them would be good. Say with boosted colours a bit but with the tree reflection ripple detail sharper as in edit number 2? But if you hadn't posted both versions I'd have been happy with either one as I said.
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Re: before and after mostly LR edit

I am going all out for #3. The clean lines and the slight colour changes from the original make it into a superb picture.
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Re: before and after mostly LR edit

Maybe I'm odd, but I MUCH prefer the original both in terms of composition and colours

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Re: before and after mostly LR edit

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Maybe I'm odd, but I MUCH prefer the original both in terms of composition and colours

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Yes me too. Just a slight brightening would help, but I like the tree root nearly touching the horizon and the grass in the water shows it to be a flood, rather than a lake.

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Re: before and after mostly LR edit

thanks for the honestly . I cannot win lol; when I first fiddled this in 2012 some said clone out the root. And yes; the original really just needed some basic editing to be a very acceptable photo.
I have often thought if a file need lots of work it may not be such a good file in the first place; however that can also be 1/2 or most of the challenge for me.

It was rather disappointing to see the real scene after picking the day and the 100 km drive out there.

Fiddling with a high contrast b/w also.
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Re: before and after mostly LR edit

For me, the composition of #3 with the colours and contrast of #1 ! Great pic whatever!
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