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New forest this week. I tweaked colour luminance in Lightroom and added an overlayed negative in CS5 and then reduced that layer opacity to just a few percent. Comments welcome as always, thanks.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Oct 2011 - 10:50 AM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:autumn light
Username:thatmanbrian thatmanbrian
Uploaded:19 Oct 2011 - 8:27 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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CathR
CathR e2 Member 7139 forum postsCathR vcard United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2011 - 11:33 AM

Nice light with the sun on the trees in the background and the pile of wood to give a focal point. Not sure though that you have nailed the colour balance. The leaf litter looks a tad magenta -rish. See mod where I have added +14 to the green/magenta slider in the midtones. Bit difficult to see the difference from the small mod.

Best wishes

Catherine

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thatmanbrian e2 Member 3342 forum poststhatmanbrian vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2011 - 1:29 PM

Thanks, I agree about the magenter-ish foreground. I tried everything but couldn't fix it. The carpet of autumn leaves did look fairly cool in the real scene and the mistaken use of daylight white balance on the camera hasn't help.

I tried adjustments in LR to the purple and magenta hue but it wouldn't go far enough. Strange really. My fault for forgetting to reset the cameras white balance I suppose.

Any suggestions on fixing this please?

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Jestertheclown
20 Oct 2011 - 2:17 PM

I'll also agree re. the magenta cast.

I tried reducing the magenta using the colour balance tool and at the same time adjusting the blue and green channels to suit but the cast wouldn't go away so I tried again, this time with a simple curves adjustment, just reducing the red slightly and that seems to have helped, although I'm not sure you'll see much difference in the mod.
I was particularly interested in your idea of using an adjusted negative layer as an overlay. I've tried a similar idea on some images of the Houses of Parliament but using a mono layer, also with the opacity reduced and I was quite pleased with the results. I think your idea has also worked really well, so I'm going to pinch it for future reference!
All done using CS5.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Bren.

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