Lightroom editing (looking for advices)

3 years 10 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #468399 by nicolasnico
Hi,
Regarding the editing of my pictures, I'd be interested to have some suggestions, advices  on some of my pictures (in attachments). Anything you would yourself do differently if you were to edit my pictures in Lightroom. Things on my pictures you would consider as "mistakes", "possible improvements" etc.  Thanks! :-)
(I use Lightroom 5).







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3 years 10 months ago #468411 by KCook
On my monitor the whites could be quite a bit whiter.  Lifting the whites would also help the contrast.

Kelly

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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3 years 10 months ago #468437 by nicolasnico
Thank you, Kelly! I appreciate!

Anyone else would have some thoughts?


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3 years 10 months ago #468474 by Screamin Scott
I would increase the exposure so as to show more details....

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3 years 10 months ago #468498 by Chris Briggs
The only thing I would do is run a high pass filter over them and that's it.  These are awesome shots.  Where were they taken?


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3 years 10 months ago #468537 by nicolasnico
Thanks for your feedback, Chris! I appreciate! I live now in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. All the shots are from there. Kyrgyzstan is just so amazingly beautiful - a gold-mine for photography. Come by one day! :-)


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3 years 10 months ago #468538 by nicolasnico
Hey, Scott, thank you for your feedback! (I like the forum option of photographytalk).
Question: if I increase the exposure, then the pics become brighter and I loose some of the colors? (that's the reason why I nearly systematically underexposed (AV). Any further advise? (if you've got time)


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3 years 10 months ago #468569 by KCook
If you are shooting RAW then there is no need to underexpose for color depth.  That trick is really just for JPG shots.

Kelly

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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3 years 10 months ago #468629 by nicolasnico
Thank you once more, Kelly! I appreciate!


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2 years 3 months ago #538880 by tgkelly
You could lift the exposure a little and try the de haze slider, sometimes it gets amazing results even without any haze visible.


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2 years 3 months ago #538884 by tgkelly

Here is a sample with +70 de haze and +1.2 exposure. It gives it a different look entirely.


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