Old 10-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Recently switched to a new monitor so I'd appreciate any input given.

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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Yes, a tad bit dark.
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Yes, a tad bit dark.
Brighten the entire scene, or just the darker regions?

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For my tastes, just the darker regions, you still want to retain the essential end-of-day feel so you don't want to brighten sky/hills.
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Aighty. Thanks guys! I'll work it over later on.

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Sorry. Duplicate post.

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Aighty. Thanks guys! I'll work it over later on.

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And, please explain how to brighten some part of a photo. Thanks in advance.
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Cool shot! Very dynamic which is hard to do with diesel. Fix the lighting and you got a winner.
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And, please explain how to brighten some part of a photo. Thanks in advance.
New layer in Photoshop Elements and did a small shadows correction to the darker areas of the frame. You could just do a shadows adjustment to the main image, but layers make it easier to go back and change / remove something later on.

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And, please explain how to brighten some part of a photo. Thanks in advance.
Many ways, here are two:

- shadows/highlights tool - raise the shadows
- select an area covering the darker part of the shot only and brighted - the unselected area is unaffected

well, a third
- go into curves and shift the lowest end, leaving the middle/high unaffected

The first and third ways run into the problem that the computer doesn't know what is what and it may brighten not only the dark parts you want but the darker parts of the well lit area
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Looks great! The exhaust really makes this shot stand out.
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Many ways, here are two:
Thanks. Shall try & post 1/2 shots for your opinions here.
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Opinions please.

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and the original just resized
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I'd say no chance. This is a standard mid-day shot with the sun in the "wrong" place for an RP-style wedgie. Loyd's is an entirely difference concept, a dusk shot, with many compositional elements that you do not have.

If you are going to mess with it, just for yourself, start with the first one, crop extensively left and top, and see what you can do with the parts in shadow.
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Thanks. I never tried it for RP. It was taken 50 minutes after sunrise.
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Thanks. I never tried it for RP. It was taken 50 minutes after sunrise.
Re time of day, oops! I should have looked more closely.
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