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Old 01-11-2011, 12:06 PM
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It may be a "non"purist point of view but as a designer, the first thing I see is too much neutral gray. To my mind, as previously stated, the better the RAW material (info captured by camera) the better. You start with good ingredients, you have more wiggle room. The first thing I would do is convert it to grayscale and hit it with a little brightness then contrast. There are other ways (saturation, threshold, color balance prior to GS conversion) to get that nice balance of darks and lights while maintaining definition of the subject matter. And as previously stated as well, filters can help create contrast by being spectrum-biased. There is no "Bad" artistic expression....just tinker until you get something you like, but start with getting as much visual detail & information as possible. The rest relies on that.
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