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Trying to make the best of a photo!

Took a few photos over the weekend, and have worked on one of them in Lightroom to hopefully improve the image and make it a nice photo to look at...

I'm unsure whether I've over/underdone the changes on the photo and would appreciate some feedback on them

Previous image (un-edited) This is slightly darker than the original of the next image as the clouds were just clearing the sun...



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Re: Trying to make the best of a photo!

My 2p - the lower image does look a little "overcooked" in terms of saturation but it's a substantial improvement and I'd be pleased with it.
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Re: Trying to make the best of a photo!

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My 2p - the lower image does look a little "overcooked" in terms of saturation but it's a substantial improvement and I'd be pleased with it.
2p well spent!

I was worried I'd overdone the saturation mainly as I boosted the blue a bit...

Here are the changes:



The biggest change is the exposure and the addition of the graduated filter (which took a few attempts to get right).
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Re: Trying to make the best of a photo!

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For this I would have shown the edited shot only to start with.

Your edit looks fine to me

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Looking again I think you should have used the loacolised adjustment brush for the sky not a grad.
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Re: Trying to make the best of a photo!

Looks like a good edit to me but I find the sky a bit much and would just crop most of it off.
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Re: Trying to make the best of a photo!

Looks to me like the grad has darkened the top of the tree so I think Alf is right. From my perspective the clouds have a touch too much clarity, but that's just a question of taste.
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For this I would have shown the edited shot only to start with.

Your edit looks fine to me

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Looking again I think you should have used the loacolised adjustment brush for the sky not a grad.
Many thanks, went back and looked again at it, to find you're right(ish) the top half of the tree is darker due to the light direction, so adding the grad makes it more apparent.

Have given the brush tool a go and it looks a bit better.

Once I'm satisfied I'll put it back up!
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