Trees at Castle Neroche

I feel like this could be interesting to see some different approaches. :slight_smile: I find taming the green while keeping it, well, green an interesting challenge.
I like my result, but I’m sure there’s other approaches.

Oh, and yep, the composition is a bit weird… :smile: :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


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I like your top edit.

I must admit to cheating. The main thing I did to the colors was use a Color Equalizer preset for Kodachrome 64 emulation. dt 4.8.0

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i agree, pictures taken on a sunny day under trees, can make even skin looking green… and then taming the greens can result in reddish skin :frowning:

btw: is RT also ok? if so, here is my interpretation:

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I have gone for a really soft look courtesy of the bloom preset in the diffuse or sharpen module.


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Outstanding photo and edit, congratulations! Often times, photos with a lot of foliage tend to feel cluttered because of the sheer amount of detail. Recently I see a trend of softening the details in post to avoid overwhelming the viewer, which also yields beautiful results, but in a very different style. You found a perfect balance IMO.

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I may have failed to keep the green actually green … but I enjoyed playing - thanks!

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whenever it is hard to me to deal with color… I go B&W


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Reminds me of Lord of the Rings - Treebeard of Fangorn forest : :grin:

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That ain’t no cheating! :slight_smile: Thanks for introducing me to the presets in color EQ - hadn’t noticed them… yet I had dabbled with similar colour shifts in my edit.

@Popanz Wow! That’s impressive…

Yes, that’s the thing. I think with selective colour adjustments it’s all possible though… :slight_smile:

Oh, absolutely. I just tagged it dt as that’s what I use, didn’t mean to restrict it.

Nice… I like a bit of soft. I used that bloom preset in mine, but masked to highlights.

Thanks very much Lucas, and welcome to the forum!

Nope, that’s green :grin: my definition is broad. :wink:

Wow… I like that. Very mysterious.

YES!! I was thinking of Ents at the time…

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Welcome @lucas !!

That would actually create a more natural look. I went very heavy on the softness in my image. I just didn’t want sharp for the shot.

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My version…

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My fun with GIMP

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:face_with_raised_eyebrow: Green…? What green?!
Drastic, but I like it. :slight_smile: :+1:

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Love the greens. Here’s my take on it:

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