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JerryLoSardo

Frederick, US
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JerryLoSardo Gold Member Charter Member
Sun 09-Jan-11 10:55 AM

Good Morning All,
I'm trying to improve my CNX2 skills and I'm submitting two images for comments.

The second image is the original. The first reflects after I applied some CNX2 edits. The edits are as follows:

1. Quick Fix Highlight Protection boosted to 25.
2. LCH Master Lightness increased slightly at midpoint of curve.
3. LCH Chroma boosted to the first line above the midpoint (not sure how to correctly state this?).
4. Color Booster increased to 19.
5. 2 Color Control Points applied: The first is to increase exposure/brightness on the right side of the street. The second is to decrease brightness of the steeple on the left side.
6. Crop.

My primary objectives here were to achieve a proper even exposure and to add some punch to the image. I realize that there is some redundancy in using the Chroma LCH as well as the color booster, so I'm suspecting that my workflow here is inefficient. It's also strange that in the images that I've posted here, I cannot see the effects of the color control point on the right side of the street. I'm wondering if my crop somehow negated that control point. My cropping was the very last step.

I'd love some pointers. What would you have done differently?

Jerry LoSardo
Frederick, Maryland

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