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Old 09-27-2016, 10:31 PM   #10
John West
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None of this is right or wrong, just personal preference, and the only preference that counts when posting here is the screeners'. But it does make defining the guidelines for submission a bit more challenging.

And there is a whole spectrum of variations. I have made major use of the shadow/highlight tool to save some of my old ng. pix such as

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producing a watercolor effect.

A bunch of photogs have adopted the habit of punching up the saturation with often excellent results (and some I don't particularly like).

So where do you draw the line.

My biggest problem with the initial image in this thread is the loss of detail, it lacks sharpness, which may be related to the processing or perhaps was a problem with the sharpness of the original.
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