Friends, I am editing some flower images from our badlands trip this spring. I cannot decide whether I like the grainy image at the top or the bottom softer version of this image. Which do you like the best? Either way I think the bottom treatment is a way to reduce the grainy noise that i sometimes get in my images or maybe i am going in circles. In the bottom image I have softened the details then run the Nik Colorefex Low Key filter. In the top image I have run the Low Key filter directly over the Extract Detail filter. I think that there is a dramatic difference. Hmmmm, a constant learning process til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on July 3, 2013, in Badlands, Macro, Nature, photography, Wild flowers and tagged badlands, mjspringett, nature, north dakota badlands, photography, postaday, wildflowers. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
i like the first one … maybe it is the extra brightness in the colour …
This is no help – I like them both. If you use Lightroom there noise filter is very good. Then I use the detail extractor in Color Efex.
I, too, prefer the first image. I like that it is sharper.
The first is a bit more realistic. Worth trying all the options. Have your tried tonal contrast in efex, sometimes that works.
i will try tonal contrast, thanks MJ
Dfine is also worth using.