#1. "RE: Would Love Critique on How I used CNX2" In response to In response to 0 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…
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.
Dave Summers Lowden, Iowa Nikonians Photo Contest Director
Nikonians membership - "My most important photographic investment, after the camera"