Peso - Washington 1

Eactivist at Eactivist at
Sun Oct 11 18:50:38 EDT 2009

In a message dated 10/10/2009 9:02:26 A.M.  Pacific Daylight Time, 
gldnbearz.pdml at writes:
Starting to post a  few results from my recent Washington, DC trip.  We
had a discussion of  lenses to bring (DA 16-45 vs DA 12-24).  This was
taken with the  12-24:

-  Pat

I like this image, like the way you got the  monument and the capitol and 
flags in. Like the way it leans. Like the way your  SO spread eagle on the 
monument. It's funny and/or seems to say something  significant.

But, I feel, it needs post processing for you to punch it  up, because it 
did that digital thing of turning the sky too dark, too blue. The  whole 
thing needs to be much lighter, to show up better.

I bumped up the  fill light and highlights in LR and bumped up the blacks 
as well. (Probably  needs more sharpening than I gave it too.)

First was too gray and  dark.

I also tried  some very dramatic B&W variations (not showing here). So you 
could go that  route too.

Just needs some work. (I might clone out part of the person on  the right 

HTH, Marnie  :-)

We can't solve  problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we 
created them. Albert  Einstein  

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