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Dave Pluimer

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Montalcino
« on: May 23, 2014, 04:22:44 PM »



Fuji X100 (raw file) - 23mm, f/8, 1/1000s

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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 05:22:58 PM »

By "raw file," are you saying it is out-of-camera rendering? To me, it looks like strong Clarity is applied. The scene is rather gentle, so a more gentle processing might be more suitable?

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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 06:53:04 PM »

No, the image started as a raw file. Post was 98% photoshop and the last little bit in LR4 where I did add clarity (+15-20).

I've taken to dodging and burning after a series of small, local contrast layers and hue/saturation layers.

I appreciate the feedback. My goal is to bring out the life in the image - not to add where there wasn't any to start with.
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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 06:55:04 PM »

The other bit that I'll add is that this was shot mid-day in the fall. The lighting wasn't all that subtle to start with.
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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 08:21:17 PM »

Lovely light but perhaps a little crunchy.

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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 02:40:49 AM »

Lovely light but perhaps a little crunchy.

Yes, the clarity slider is very sensitive, use it with care.

Most of the time I use it in the 3 to 9 sometimes up to 18 for rather dull images.

This photo worth to spend some time for a good processing.

Thierry
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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2014, 04:11:26 AM »

Lovely landscape, but I do find the light too harsh.

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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 04:53:26 AM »

Contrast is a bit high but it's a pleasing landscape and there's not much to do with a mid-day light. Dave might have spent too much time in a local enotecca before post-processing his files… Just kidding, of course!

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 06:52:41 AM »

Stunning view !
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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 11:38:19 AM »

Well, if we all had $1 for every softly lit, golden toned Tuscan landscape image we've seen or made, we'd all live there or someplace as nice. Why be like everyone else? Ha!

Thanks for all the feedback.
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Re: Montalcino
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2014, 06:26:07 PM »

Great image, like it a lot
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