Yosemite for C&C or Play

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Robert Schoner
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Yosemite for C&C or Play
Feb 19, 2013

Hi,

Went to Yosemite National Park two weeks ago. Although the first two days were dry it snowed the last night we were there so we were treated to some nice scenes the next morning. All had some Topaz post processing. Feel free to C&C or paly if you wish:



The storm was over and the sun was shining from the left through snow falling from the trees. That's what produced the verticle rays.

Bob Schoner

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Very nice pictures, makes me wish I had been there, made some small adjustments.

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Thanks for the play; may work on some of the others later.   

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And another one.  

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Thanks for sharing - all pics imho are excellent.

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In reply to Robert Schoner, Feb 19, 2013

A few other enhancements too.  

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Re: Yosemite for C&C or Play, Sqirlz gif file
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Don't take DAP out for a spin nearly enough.  

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Re: Yosemite Just Snow today, by Sqirlzreflect
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Re: Yosemite /Thanks to all
In reply to Robert Schoner, Feb 19, 2013

Hi, Thanks to all who responded.

Pixel: I like what you did to the lower falls and the subtle warmth that you added to Swinging Bridge.

Lylejk: I was beginning to get worried about you; had not seen any of your work for awhile. I liked the DAP adaptation. I have DAP but had forgotten about it. How did you light up the windows in the chapel?

Michael: I have to get Sqirtz; thanks for the idea.

Bob Schoner

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Re: Yosemite /Thanks to all
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Do a search on PWL (paint with light).   Appreciate the comments.   Weekend night job's taking a lot of the spirit out of me as far as retouching.   I do occasionally try though, but lost a little of my edge.  

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Tried to create a winter from Sunshine-Boy's earlier post, and a touch of Ansel Adams too.



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A few more versions of your pictures, great captures!

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Some sigmoidal contrast enhancements and more then a few G'MIC tricks.
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Still, just a photo enhancement though.  

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In reply to Pixel Poetry, Feb 20, 2013

Looks great!  Particularly interested in what adjustments you made in the waterfall image to obtain such a deep, rich tonality?

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Art

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Very nice pictures, makes me wish I had been there, made some small adjustments.

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In reply to ArtMar, Feb 20, 2013

The picture looked washed out and cold, the subject is great it just need it some adjustments like lowering the exposure, increasing contrast, making a white balance adjustment and adjusting individual colors.

All was done with Lightroom 4.3, let me know if you have it and I can send you the adjustments as a preset for you to apply to the same picture, this way you can see exactly what I did.

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In reply to Pixel Poetry, Feb 21, 2013

Many thanks for your offer; but I don't unfortunately, have Lightroom. I have PSE 10, with the Curvemeister plug-in which gives me access to individual colour channels in LAB, CMYK, and HSB spaces, in addition to RGB.

Did you use RGB colour channels for colour adjustment?

This is the best I could do below using LAB -- (didn't get very far in RGB); getting rid of the magenta tint was difficult I found.  I Like the differentiated tonal qualities of your version very much.

Thanks again,

Art

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The picture looked washed out and cold, the subject is great it just need it some adjustments like lowering the exposure, increasing contrast, making a white balance adjustment and adjusting individual colors.

All was done with Lightroom 4.3, let me know if you have it and I can send you the adjustments as a preset for you to apply to the same picture, this way you can see exactly what I did.

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ArtMar wrote:

Many thanks for your offer; but I don't unfortunately, have Lightroom. I have PSE 10, with the Curvemeister plug-in which gives me access to individual colour channels in LAB, CMYK, and HSB spaces, in addition to RGB.

Did you use RGB colour channels for colour adjustment?

This is the best I could do below using LAB -- (didn't get very far in RGB); getting rid of the magenta tint was difficult I found. I Like the differentiated tonal qualities of your version very much.

Thanks again,

Art

Pixel Poetry wrote:

The picture looked washed out and cold, the subject is great it just need it some adjustments like lowering the exposure, increasing contrast, making a white balance adjustment and adjusting individual colors.

All was done with Lightroom 4.3, let me know if you have it and I can send you the adjustments as a preset for you to apply to the same picture, this way you can see exactly what I did.

I have never used elements so don't know the tools available, does elements include bridge?

that could probably be similar to lightroom.

In lightroom you don't use channels that much but it does have the HSL wich is a combination between RGB and CMYK plus orange and purple that can make individual color adjustments and not affect the entire image.

What I see from your version looks really good except that it has a greenish yellow  color cast, maybe you can use a color sample in elements to make adjustments with the HSB to make it a little more neutral.

You mentioned magenta but I don't see it, maybe trying to fix that is what made it greenish yellow.

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