joseph cole's picture

no editing....yet

so i shot this this morning after a heavy snowfall last night i have not edited yet but im not sure how to proceed since its not a dark and gloomy im kind of out of my element....
so what would you do?

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Jan Eide's picture

I tried a quick red and blue rgb curve adjustment and got darker and greener water, and a little yellow in the snow. And then darkening the blue luminance in the sky. I think it is very nice unedited. So it isn`t sure my suggestion is any better :)

joseph cole's picture

haha im having trouble invisioning something else as i like the image out of camera but im trying to just get a bit more out of it

Phillip Breske's picture

I also saturated the blue sky a bit, but used a generous Curves adjustment applied to the entire image and some dodging in the water and snow on the left bank of the river. I made a small perspective correction that resulted in the loss of the extraneous tree in the top-right corner while straightening everything a little.

joseph cole's picture

straightening?!?!?! that was dead level lol it probably wasn't i was so excited the the light came through the trees to add warm light to the scene i rushed to get everything set up before it went away ...and it never did blue skies the rest of the day lol
and by the way Phillip why is it still in color lol

Phillip Breske's picture

I meant straightening the perspective correction due to the upward angle of the lens. The horizon seems level to me. :)

joseph cole's picture

honestly i haven't learned that yet im assuming its similar or exactly like when shooting buildings i guess i just don't notice it in the trees as much simply because there are no straight lines or angles

Chris Jablonski's picture

Nice one, Joseph, and yes, not your usual moody look! I love that bower effect in the middle, that lovely jade of the water, and the feeling of the sunlight.

To my eye, the dark water is a bit of a mismatch for the otherwise light airy feeling. Here's my take, a bit similar to Phillip's. His perspective correction flattens and effectively removes a bit of that luscious water along with the "extraneous" trees, which I'm ambivalent about, as they have a sort of framing effect I like. I notice your portfolio edit removes even more water.

joseph cole's picture

yeah the way i edited it for the portfolio was a bit of Norton a little dodge and some contrast and i liked it better as a square crop

Chris Jablonski's picture

I'm not some Golden Mean purist, but squares very rarely do it for me. Stodgy!

joseph cole's picture

lol yeah it definitely doesn't work for most shot but i gave it a go might revert to the original i shot and edited same day so i didn't really put too much thought into it