trevormoffiet (1800) 2013-11-28 03:36:13The original image was very flat and underexposed. Bev (RoyalDevon)was probably right when she said that I overdid the contrast and the greens were not natural (good critique feedback; should be more of it). However, there was no deliberate attempt to directly change colour saturation other than what occurred through contrast and clarity adjustment. To me the blue on the posted image looked exactly like I saw it (in my mind's eye). While the greens and the contrast in the posted image were overcooked in retrospect, in the unprocessed image they were also not how I 'saw, them.
The following is a similar image but with 'better' exposure to try and show better the colours and light as seen by the camera's inbuilt 'raw' processor. This image was downsized directly from the raw file to jpeg with no post-processing (but the downsized jpeg was sharpened). The image is rather flat, uninteresting and not representative of my memory of the light at that time. Raw images are typically flatter than in-camera processed jpeg images.
tyro (17244) 2013-11-14 02:13:54Hello Trevor,
Firstly, I hope you don't mind my playing around with your excellent photograph but, to my mind at least, I thought that this one could take a little sharpening.
I did this very simply in Elements 11 using Unsharp Mask at a setting of - Amount: 100%, Radius: 0.3 and Threshold: 0.
Unfortunately, I couldn't do this on your full-size image which is 1024 pixels wide because I note that TE does shrink pictures this wide for a [i]main[/i] picture but for [i]workshop[/i] pictures, it appears not to shrink them but simply to crop off the right part of the image!
trevormoffiet (1800) 2013-10-23 23:46:40Cropped. Brushed and adjusted parameters separately for: Horse head, other Horse, house, farm equipment, mountain background and clouds.
Other adjustment were mainly with sliders: Contrast (right), whites (left), highlights(far left), shadow (far right), clarity (Slightly right). Slight positive saturation on blue.Slight negative saturation on red.