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The Engleberg Lake

By Deep_Bhatia    
I took this photograph from a cable car moving towards mount Titlis last year. This is my favorite shot perhaps due to the lake in the picture. I am uploading (i) original (ii)Edited Color and (iii) B & W conversion. I would like to know the opinion of e2 critique team especially about my photo editing style. I am using PS CS5 software for editing. I am afraid...whether the editing has been overdone by me? I have added the clouds in the edited color picture (ii). And from this image I have converted to B & W. Your suggestions and Modifications are welcome please. Deep

Tags: General Black and white Landscape and travel

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KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
15 May 2012 9:26AM
Deep, this is only my view, so feel free to ignore it. The original (V2) is a beautiful image, whereas V1 is slightly over-saturated for my tastes and I think V3 has been given a heavy dose of infrared! For what it is worth, when I first started to use Photoshop, I went crazy with it. It's only as one becomes more familiar with the program, or any of its equally complex siblings (I use Elements 10), that one comes to realise - especially with something as powerful as PS - that less is more, if you see what I mean. I hope you find this constructive and helpful.



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55jase 12 188 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 4:22PM
Hello Deep You have took a beautiful shot, but I feel you have made it look plastic not real which is a shame as its a cracking shot. It's good that you have a play in cs5 and enjoy what you do. I have to agree that it's to over processed. In cs5 you have a vibrancy bar. to tone it down. I have uploaded a MOD. If these look flat is your monitor dull.
Cheers Jase
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 4:24PM
splendid view, v2 for me, as stated v1 oversaturated.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 5:44PM
V2, your original, is a great shot, Deep, and you had an amazing vantage point being in a cable car.
V1, in my opinion, is very overdone and oversharpened. I like the natural colours that you have in your original and feel that it only needs a few tweaks to give it a lift.
I think the sky in the original is fine and would not change it. Looking at the water in the lake, there are no clouds reflected within it, and so it looks more natural with the plainer sky. I also think that your new sky, as nice as it is, detracts the eye from the beauty of the scene because it is too interesting.....I hope you see what I mean. The original sky is gentle, with just a few fluffy white clouds, more in keeping with the gentle slopes and contours of the view.
The mountain on the left is quite close to the top of the frame, so a little more sky would have been good. The alternative would have been to shoot the scene more to the right, eliminating the tallest mountain, and the uninteresting bit of road bottom left.
Back to the drawing board, I think, Deep, and a more sympathetic go at editing, it's a very nice scene.
paulbroad 10 123 1244 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 7:42AM
With Pamela. Your original just needed a touch of extra contrast, but the mono is a bit too contrasty and doesn't suite the scene and V1 is very over processed with far too much saturation and contrast.

16 May 2012 1:28PM
Thanx Bob,Frank, Jase, Pamela, Paul for your valuable comments. I do agree that I am tempted to over process an image. I have to control that temptation. Keep on advising me. Deep

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