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Would Love Critique on How I used CNX2

robsb

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006
Tue 11-Jan-11 02:00 AM

Jerry I had a chance to load up your image tonight on my desktop as it hasn't crashed so far and sure enough as I expected your image is overexposed and slammed up against the right side. I cannot change the WB and exposure of a JPEG in CNX2 like I would have done a NEF but I did a number of edit tasks to show you what you could do in a few steps. So here is what I did. I went into Quick Fix and adjusted the highlight protection. The very next thing I did was go to Double threshold and set the Black and White points and this made a big change. I then used a NIK polarization filter and tried Pro Contrast NIK filter, but did not like the effect so unchecked it. I then added 2 color control points in the sky clicked on the color picker and picked a light sky tone from the patch of sky tones. I turned down the saturation a bit. I then opened a Color Control point on the orange brick next to the grey building and changed its hue slightly and also reduced saturation. I then decided to add a neutral control point right in the middle of the street. Finally I applied a NIK tonal contrast filter that I discussed here before that does a tri level High Pass sharpening and lowered tsh highlight sharpening a bit to tone down the sky. And that was it, No curve adjustments no pulling highlights or mid point curves up, no NADA. So 7 steps I am done. Could I do better? Sure if I had the NEF and wanted to play some more, but the point is it does not take much to get a good image if you have a process.


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