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13-12-09, 05:12 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
I like your first image, but I just feel it could do with a little dodging and burning of the highlights and shadows just to finish it off. You might just want to adjust the contrast levels of the background to give it a bit more oomph. The background looks a bit too soft and wishy-washy for my taste.
My suggestion, if you've shot this in camera raw, is to up the clarity and vibrance a bit higher in your raw converter before you import the image into photoshop to create a black and white layer mask and paint the phonebox back into colour.
Your second image looks a little bit softly focused and I'm left wondering what is supposed to be the main subject. Is it the rock or the trees?
Do you know how to sharpen your images up? If you've got Photoshop CS4 the best way is to convert the image to lab colourand click on the lightness tab, then use the unsharp mask and take it to about 190 - 200, click okay and then convert back to RGB colour. Again on this second image, use the dodge tool on the shadows, with a large brush, to run over the pebbles running up the lefthand edge of the image to bring a bit more definition to them.
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