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Chris Calohan

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Manatee
« on: October 31, 2012, 10:15:53 AM »

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Re: Manatee
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 05:57:35 PM »

I relearned a technique that for one reason or another, I haven't used in awhile...but Slobodan used this on another boat shot and I went back for a revisit to see if I could knock down the contrast in the original shot..and by golly, I think it worked.

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Re: Manatee
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 12:30:17 PM »

I relearned a technique that for one reason or another, I haven't used in awhile...

It's not clear what technique it is?
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 03:13:36 PM »

I just used an inversion layer, blend mode to soft, opacity to 62%. I did do some selective masking within the layer as well where I wanted either more or less contrast.
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Re: Manatee
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 07:06:12 AM »

I like the revised version. There's more softness in that image, it conveys a more relaxing mood.
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Re: Manatee
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 07:41:22 AM »

Agree - the softer version is more calming to the eye I think.

If you're using Lightroom then I often find that a touch of negative clarity can help achieve a similar effect, and can be applied locally using either the graduated filters or the adjustment brush.

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