Before and After - Creative edit - Dolomites, Italy

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by !nsane, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. !nsane

    !nsane Member

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    Hi guys,

    This shot will not be to everyone's taste.

    I'm trying my hand at creative edits in PS to make more "art" than landscapes.

    What do you think? I can already think of a few improvements to make for next time.

    Dan

    [​IMG]After by dan, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Before by dan, on Flickr
     
  2. Vladdo

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    I don't mind it.. However, the area on the left seems like a vastly different brightness to the area on the right almost like you went overboard with dodging on the left and burning on the right..
     
  3. TwinII

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    When I saw the first image I thought it was a pretty good baseline to work off...until I realised it was the end result. I actually really like it. I do agree though that the right hand side is a little dark.
     
  4. Deftone2k

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    Colours seem off to me.. are you calibrated?

    Might just be personal taste though :)

    I think the original lends itself to a B&W treatment personally.
     
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    !nsane

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    I was aiming to create an image that was taken during a spectacular sunrise, hence the different darkness/lightnesses. I'll try a less contrasty one next time.

    The major thing I picked up that I would do differently is the "sunrise" on the side of the image that had the lighter tones on the buildings lol, at the moment I put the "sunrise" on the left and the right side of all buildings is lighter.

    Live and learn huh :)

    Thanks again guys.
     
  6. MichaelRitter

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    I like it as is! :)
     
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    Cheers mate appreciate the feedback.
     
  8. wiztek

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    I dont mind it. I would drop the exposure and increase the shadows on the cliffs/rocks.
     

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