Alexandre Fagundes Posted June 30, 2016 Share Posted June 30, 2016 Hi folks, This is kind of an exercise on what decisions we make when taking and processing an image, so I hope this helps not only me, but also you on the way we all process and take our pictures. Kodakovic didnt like 3 of my images processing as he said in another post. Since one of them I am fond of I decided to ask what you guys think of my decisions when I took and, in the end, if you would upload this image or not. I have uploaded this image to my microstock agency 4 years ago, but it never sold there. So I deleted it from their database and decided to give it a try here just a bit diferent processing. That´s the image: This is the monument in Marienplatz in front of the New Town Hall in Munich. The decisions I made: 1) I used a polarizer filter.even though this helps make the sky more dramatic, I wonder if its really better. This image is 6 years old, I had a Canon 50D at the time, the sky gets a bit noisy with the polarizer so I have to boost the mask filter up to 55 to not enhance the noise in the ACR Photoshop converter. To compensate that I had to increase the sharpness to 55. 2) I used a 10mm wide angle lens to take this image getting very close to the monument. 3) I kept the bycicle sign which I have cloned out when I uploaded it in the microstock agency 4 years ago. I think one of the characterisitcs of Munich is that you can bycicle anywhere so I thought it would be nice to keep it. Also, because than the image is not digitally altered. Do you think I should have cloned it out? 3) I processed it using the Adobe RGB color space. In my other microstock agency, I used to process everything as sRGB, but everybody complained that my images looked dull in their web browsers, than the agency told me their preferred color space was sRGB, so I started processing everything as sRGB; After reading some forum members here, I decided to go to Adobe RGB in Alamy, not sure if my images are not showing as dull images to many buyers. 4) I did boost the shadows a lot and recovered the lights so the histogram is mainly in the middle, not that much light contrast in the image. 5) I didnt cloned out the clouds that looks like a vapor breath coming from the angel head (which I did in the microstock version of this image that never sold) 6) I barely corrected the verticals, thought this was exactly what made this photograph unique (it is a very well covered subject). The image doesnt have room for any extra type or text because of that. (in the microstock version I have strongly fixed the verticals). 7) Last, but not least, if this was your image, would you have uploaded it? Thank you very much for your sincere and helpful opinions. Alex Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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