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Jun 7, 2019 11:14:03   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
One of my favorites from three winters ago. The full moon is setting at dawn while the orchard workers do winter pruning. A dng file is below the unedited jpg. I remember learning how to change a color back when I first edited. So my guy has a red checked jacket

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Jun 7, 2019 12:35:43   #
lloydl2
 
all editing done strictly in lightroom


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Jun 7, 2019 13:24:31   #
fredpnm
 
lloydl2 wrote:
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all editing done strictly in lightroom


Nicely done...and I hope readers catch the fact you did so in Lightroom...an important point for those who think LR has very limited capabilities.

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Jun 7, 2019 15:07:13   #
kenievans (a regular here)
 
Well I did't think you got up early enough. I know how you love to sleep in. I pushed back the time a little bit.


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Jun 7, 2019 15:57:28   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
lloydl2 wrote:
all editing done strictly in lightroom
Very nice, Lloyd, thank you! I do see a bit of work still needed with the moon as there's a dark edge to it. I'm thinking in LR that wouldn't be a new layer (your own moon added), but a selective edit. Is that correct?

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Jun 7, 2019 16:00:13   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
kenievans wrote:
Well I did't think you got up early enough. I know how you love to sleep in. I pushed back the time a little bit.
Thanks so much, Keni, I like this interpretation! Sleeping in...for me that means getting up an hour before sunrise instead of two hours

I do see a few stray issues in the blue of the sky, mostly above the trees on left side; is that from a blend-if/color whats-is-name(duh me) filters in PS?

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Jun 7, 2019 16:11:07   #
kenievans (a regular here)
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
Thanks so much, Keni, I like it this way. Sleeping in...for me that means getting up an hour before sunrise instead of two hours

I do see a few stray issues in the blue of the sky, mostly above the trees on left side; is that from a blend-if/color whats-is-name(duh me) filters in PS?


I see what you mean. I used color select filter to select the sky and it is not perfect. I missed cleaning up that little bit above the trees. You must be using that new 65 inch 4k tv as a monitor.

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Jun 7, 2019 16:12:57   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
kenievans wrote:
I see what you mean. I used color select filter to select the sky and it is not perfect. I missed cleaning up that little bit above the trees. You must be using that new 65 inch 4k tv as a monitor.
LOL, just my usual 13" Chromebook, but I've decided to start looking more closely after my initial reaction. Appreciate your participation!

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Jun 7, 2019 17:19:20   #
lloydl2
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
Very nice, Lloyd, thank you! I do see a bit of work still needed with the moon as there's a dark edge to it. I'm thinking in LR that wouldn't be a new layer (your own moon added), but a selective edit. Is that correct?


yeah no layers in lightroom just use local adjustment tools (brush, radial and graduated filter they do have some rudimentary masking based on color and luminosity. an easy fix....


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Jun 7, 2019 18:30:44   #
minniev
 
Well, I used your image to test out my poor computer which has spent the week in the computer hospital after I had spent a week trying to cope with recurring system crashes myself. In the course of working on the computer I removed a LOT of software, some of which I rarely used, and some that I like, which I then had to reinstall. So I've got a leaner, less cluttered system now.

This silly edit involves Photoshop, Topaz Studio, NIK, Aurora, and a couple of textures. I normally hate those Topaz filters that put curly edges on things, but since the trees were already curly I decided I might make them curlier. And while I think that may be a moon, I tried to make it a sun.


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Jun 7, 2019 19:11:17   #
Rich1939 (a regular here)
 
I felt this needed a bit of nature's emotional comfort.


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Jun 7, 2019 19:23:45   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
lloydl2 wrote:
yeah no layers in lightroom just use local adjustment tools (brush, radial and graduated filter they do have some rudimentary masking based on color and luminosity. an easy fix....
Appreciated!

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Jun 7, 2019 19:25:14   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
minniev wrote:
...This silly edit involves Photoshop, Topaz Studio, NIK, Aurora, and a couple of textures. ..
Thanks, Minnie, I like this a lot. The colors are really appealing, as are the textures and treatment. Glad your computer is on the mend - leaner is always better

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Jun 7, 2019 19:29:09   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
Rich1939 wrote:
I felt this needed a bit of nature's emotional comfort.
Thank you, Rich. How fun is that apple? Great idea! You can often find a stray red apple left unpicked in these commercial orchards, and I've photographed many against first snow covering.

Your participation is much appreciated!

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Jun 7, 2019 19:52:27   #
artBob (a regular here)
 
Two Pruners, Early Morning
I looked for something I could feel for, and that would provide the viewer some reward as he looked intently. The near-hidden pruner was the key, around with almost every area had to be adjusted for color and tone to make the "symphony" work.


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