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dm1dave

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"RE: Would Love Critique on How I used CNX2"

dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Sun 09-Jan-11 02:43 PM | edited Sun 09-Jan-11 02:46 PM by dm1dave

It doesn’t look bad but it is still a bit flat. After taking care of the Highlight Protection step I would use the Levels and Curves (in Quick Fix pane) and add some contrast to the overall image.

The curve applied here…

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In my work flow using Levels to set the Black Point and white Point and then Curves to adjust overall contrast (this usually brings out your colors) is almost always my first steps. The only things that I may put ahead of Levels & Curves are things like Highlight/Shadow Protection, Exposure Compensation or White Balance.

PS I also converted the profile from Adobe RGB to sRGB for web posting.
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