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    Default Dead Horse Point made vivid

    I found an edit in PSE9 called saturated slide film effect. I am wondering if it is overdone, maybe too vivid. One thing I do like is how "crisp" it makes the picture look.

    I am also open for any other critique and/or suggestions you might like to put out there. BTW, I know I am lacking a "subject", but I was hoping the scene itself would be sufficient.

    Dead Horse Point

    Here is the link to the original out of camera photo, to compare.

    http://flic.kr/p/bkbxXY

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    I am still (and always) learning, so thank you in advance for your responses.
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    The link you provided doesn't seem to work. :-(

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    I, personally, like the effect. Some might say it's "too" sharp, but I like photos that are "crisp". The subject for me is the scene itself with the river giving special interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyla Photos View Post
    The link you provided doesn't seem to work. :-(
    I went back to check everything after I posted and found out the same thing. I have changed the link. Please try again.

    Thanks for looking!
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    I like the after photo much better than the before. I like the brighter colors. I think they create more interest. I thought the before photo looked dull and lacked interest. I also like the crispness of the after photo. The color of the river snaking through the scene also provides contrast and attracts the eye.
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    I like the second one better as well, it is not overdone in my opinion. The effect adds much needed texture to the photo, which I think lends itself to the canyon being the subject. The composition is nice as well, especially the ridge closest to us that points toward the river, it leads the eye right to it.
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    I too like the after photo better.

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    The "After Photo" is my favorite too. A beautiful scene. The first one looked a little hazy, lower contrast, & color.
    It's cool you mentioned it has been edited. I wish everyone did.

    Unless I'm missing something, the scene is the subject. Every photo is different and the thing called "Focal Point" is cool but, with a photo like this you should be allowed to look at whatever you want to as long as you want to.

    Out of curiosity .... Did you capture this in RAW ? It looks like it to me.

    Nice job .... need to see this place some day.

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    I like the edited version better also.

    I would take out some of the yellow (by adding blue), and add a slight amount of magenta to the color balance.

    If it can be done without being obvious the sky needs to be a little darker.

    Just a slight more contrast would be nice also.

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    Agree with previous comments, it definitely looks better after. However it could do with some more contrast/ up the blacks a bit more

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