* Wed C&C No Theme Thread #326 14 07 23 *

Started Jul 22, 2014 | Photos thread
JoeNap2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,757
Re: Winters Morning

Lovely image... very moody... print it and hang it on a wall!

My suggestions and a quick edit:

Darken edges very slightly and also increase mid-tone contrast very slightly. I use a new duplicate layers for this.

Blur the area darkened.

Sharpen the interior of the image

Dodge highlights in the central portion of the image.

Old-school techniques. Not sure the example is large enough to see the full impact. The idea is simple... the eye scans an image it sees and is drawn to light and dark spots and sharp elements. Avoid too dark or too bright areas around the edges and selectively sharpen the important elements in the interior of the frame... and don't be too obvious.

Good shooting, Joe

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