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Men Fishing

I wanted to work on the blues of the sky and sand of the rocks. The photo is busy but I think there is interest there. I hope that I've pick up on some of the advice given earlier. As an aside the images do not go from (save as) in PS but I can down load through Lr. Any thoughts? PRG

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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4072 Canada
13 Mar 2019 5:38PM
Do you have the original from the camera without any editing that you could upload as a modification?

"As an aside the images do not go from (save as) in PS but I can down load through Lr. Any thoughts?", I dont quite understand what you mean, - can you explain a bit more?


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dudler Plus
16 996 1555 England
13 Mar 2019 8:41PM
My reading is 'how do I save images from Lightroom' - I don't use it, but I suspect it's 'Export' from what i've seen.

This has had quite a bit of work done on it - the tell is a lack of contrast in contrasty light, plus the haloes round the fishermen.

I actually rather like the composition, but the processing has compromised it consdierably.

There's a simple rule for processing - don't do more than you have to. Often, people get carried away because someone has told them (often on YouTube) that they need to do fifteen different things. If you shoot carefully, you need only polish a little in editing, rather than jetwashing and steam-cleaning.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4072 Canada
13 Mar 2019 9:28PM
In LR, select the image/images you want to move, the File/Export, and then you will get a dialogue box asking where to save them, what file size limitations (dont restrict the file size), quality, leave at 100%, do not remove EXIF data, then click OK and the images will show up in the location you selected.
13 Mar 2019 9:58PM
It's a good composition, but as John says, the processing has not been done well. You've reduced the contrast to the point where the lower half of the picture has ended up looking pale and washed out.
Do you know how to work with Layers? It's very useful in a situation like this, where the two halves of the frame need to be treated differently.

Working with your processed image...First, create a Levels Adjustment Layer and adjust the sliders until the rocks have the desired level of contrast and brightness.
The sky will now look a little too contrasty, so add a Layer Mask to the Adjustment Layer, and using the Brush Tool set at 100% opacity, select the Layer Mask and brush over the sky area. That will remove the effect of the Levels adjustment from the sky by exposing that part of the original image, which lies on the Background Layer beneath the Adjustment Layer.
You can then save as a tiff file, which will preserve the Layers and allow you to return and make further adjustments, or 'flatten' the Layers and save as a jpeg.
I'll upload a mod.

If you don't know how to use Layers, none of that will make much sense, but it's the best way to work. My advice would for video tutorials on YouTube or buy a book, and learn how to do it.
Once you get the hang of working with Layers.. .it isn't difficult... you'll wonder how you ever managed before.That's how useful it is.

capto Plus
7 6.0k 14 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2019 11:38PM
Lots to digest above..........I noticed that your image had an Adobe RGB profile, images are best uploaded with the profile as sRGB. Images with Adobe RGB profiles are prone to not showing as expected when uploaded.
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2019 8:13AM
I fear you have heavily over processed this. The image lacks contrast and impact and there are faint white lines round the figures. Adobe RGB should never be used for normal photography, it is meant for professional printing houses - computers, TV's and home printers all use sRGB.

mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2122 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2019 9:14AM
I'm a bit late here. We really do need to see the original - you can upload it as a modification. I sense that a really nice shot has been spoiled by over aggressive processing.

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