sun/starburst in CS3?

ShebaJoShebaJo Major grinsPosts: 179Registered Users Major grins
edited October 14, 2007 in Finishing School
I was shooting fall colors last weekend, got some good sunbursts, but one of my favorite shots has a sun blob. Is there a way to make it look like I actually shot it correctly, got the sunburst?

I just got CS3, also have LR.


This is the pic




THANKS

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  • jjbongjjbong Major grins Posts: 244Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2007
    Can't download the picture. Apparently, your smugmug settings don't allow
    that.

    What I was going to try was Dan Margulies' LAB impossible colors technique
    to get rid of the flare. Don't know whether it will work, and without being
    able to download, can't try.
    John Bongiovanni
  • ShebaJoShebaJo Major grins Posts: 179Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 14, 2007
    jjbong wrote:
    Can't download the picture. Apparently, your smugmug settings don't allow
    that.

    What I was going to try was Dan Margulies' LAB impossible colors technique
    to get rid of the flare. Don't know whether it will work, and without being
    able to download, can't try.

    I just changed the gallery the pic is in to allow right clicks... I think that is all you need to download, it allows copying.

    Please let me know if I need to do something different, or if there is a better way.

    THANKS for your time and effort.
  • jjbongjjbong Major grins Posts: 244Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 14, 2007
    The best I could do without clone-stamping is this:

    3647167#208068188-S-LBhttp://jjbong.smugmug.com/gallery/3647167#208068188-L-LB

    This took very little time. I curved the L channel darken the flare, and
    did this through a mask of the Blue channel to protect the rest of the
    picture. I also curved the B channel toward blue through the same mask
    so that the sky in the flare area was blue, not neutral.

    As you can see, the result isn't there yet. The bleed-over of the flare
    has knocked out detail in the tree trunks, branches, and leaves. The
    only thing you can do to try to restore it is some careful clone-stamping.
    John Bongiovanni
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