Editing advice

JuanoJuano Major grinsMexico CityRegistered Users Posts: 4,725 Major grins

I shot this in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Not sure how to treat the bottom right corner. I already opened shadows and other stuff, a crop was not appealing. Thoughts?

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  • OrvSalOrvSal Major grins Carlsbad, CaRegistered Users Posts: 461 Major grins

    If you have Photo shop or similar, try the shadows/highlight setting and just adjust the shadows to the point they are not eliminated but still mailtain a good balance.

    Have a great day!
    Orv

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,668 moderator

    I wouldn't crop it but try to lighten the shadows in the lower right. I sent you a rough edit.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Mexico CityRegistered Users Posts: 4,725 Major grins

    @Richard said:
    I wouldn't crop it but try to lighten the shadows in the lower right. I sent you a rough edit.

    Thanks Richard. I will try your suggestion. Thanks

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,272 Major grins

    Richard's advice will probably be better than mine. I'd consider darkening the area until the details are barely there. That's not where you want viewers to be looking.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 8,126 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2022

    I knew that this subject could rattle the bushes. I love it. I originally thought of approaching it with the " lighten the dark area " idea. However, Don's idea also has a lot of merit. It would certainly add a good dose of drama and intrigue. Artistically, that's the way I'd go. But I think the other approach is probably more in line with Cristóbal's intent. Either way, I'm just excited to see discussion break out about the posting. And the beauty of the whole thing is that there are no losers or winners.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Mexico CityRegistered Users Posts: 4,725 Major grins

    Thanks everyone, I went with Richard's idea and this is the result.

    Original

    Final

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 8,126 Major grins
    edited November 21, 2022

    Well done on the adjustment. Depending on the software, you could have gotten a little more shadow relief. But you then enter the arena where you might have to start dancing with some other adjustments. I think you're at a good spot here. BTW...I like your interpretation of the scene that was presented to you.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Mexico CityRegistered Users Posts: 4,725 Major grins

    Thanks Tom.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 1,132 Major grins

    Cristóbal....

    Well done on the final re-work. A very nice shot.

    Another approach, albeit, when first encountering the scene and composing the shot is to consider a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image. Or at least taking one (or two) exposure shots one (or two) steps both lower and then higher. In post combine the individual shots and see if this addresses the deep shadow issue.

    End of day, I like the resulting image!! Well done!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Mexico CityRegistered Users Posts: 4,725 Major grins

    Good idea ! I'll give it a try..

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