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Been Playing around with some tonemapping again. Iam struggling a bit to get rid of the blue casts on the image , using photomatix pro 4.13. V2 is the original unedited version.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Feb 2012 - 1:45 PM
Focal Length:33mm
Aperture:f/9.5
Shutter Speed:1/181sec
ISO:100
Title:The Bug
Username:devlin devlin
Uploaded:3 Apr 2012 - 7:05 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General
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thatmanbrian
3 Apr 2012 - 7:12 PM

I like it. Surreal yet real if you know what I mean! The magenta/blue cast shouldn't be hard to knock back a little? What software you have?

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devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2012 - 7:14 PM

thanks Brian I have CS5 and Photomatix pro 4.13

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Jonny5874  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2012 - 7:18 PM

Like this picture and the colours are great but would love to have seen it on flat ground. Really nice look though.

Jon

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Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2012 - 7:56 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Prabh ,

Im assuming you're tone-mapping a single image image (as you only posted one original ), rather than a sequence of exposures ready for tone-mapping hdr.

You have a few options.

If its a single shot , have a go at copying the original image over the tone mapped result and use a layer mask , low opacity brush , to bring back in some of the original scene without the cast.

Or ,

Tone-map to taste , and do another less saturated version and combine (layer mask) those parts you feel need the need to emphasise / mute.

Or ,

Create a hue sat adjustment layer and target the blues (ideally with the eyedropper) then reduce sat until your happy.

Or ,

Have a play with "image adjust , colour balance" and target the blues again although that method is more of a global rather than a targeted adjustment.

atb

Last Modified By Eviscera at 3 Apr 2012 - 7:58 PM

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Jestertheclown

Hi Prabh,
Not my cup of tea, as you know.
It's good to see you're still working at it though.
Bren.

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devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 3:21 AM

Thanks Dave, Ill give it a shot Smile

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banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2982 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 4:07 AM

Hi Prabh,

I think V1 is overdone, and V2 is underdone, so for me, the answer is between the two.

Vq does have a strong cyan or blue cast also, that can be toned down as Dave mentions.

Ive downloaded both and layered at about 40% (40% of the modified version is showing) and used colour balance and simply reduced blue and cyan. Cropped a little from the left.


Very colourful shot,




regards


Willie

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devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 7:45 PM

Thanks Willie Smile

Cheers

Prabh

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