A couple of days in Jakarta...

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by robbie36, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 21, 2014
    Last weekend I spent in Jakarta - well fairly close to Jakarta. Really the city doesnt have much to shoot but we went a little outside with a local photographer... talke (2 of 6).
    talke (4 of 6).
    talke (6 of 6).

    talke (1 of 6).

    talke (3 of 6).

    talke (5 of 6).

    Will post some more when I get around to editing....
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

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    Breathtaking photos once again, simply magical stuff :thumbsup:
    This shouts featured thread, thus I'm nominating it :)
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  3. davect01

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  4. southy

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Awesome series! Number one is spectacular.
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  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

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    Wow. Again.
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  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

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    Well, get to it! I'm lapping these up! :)
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    somewhere betwixt here and now
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  9. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    Beautiful shots !!!
  10. pbizarro

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Wonderful photos, so full of life.
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    Favorited #1 in Flickr. Really love it.
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  12. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
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    Special photography!
  13. jeffmurray

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    A stunning series of photos - great work. The light is beautiful and the people fascinating. Excellent stuff.
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    Most enjoyable! Thanks!
  15. Saladin

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    Jun 25, 2015
    Magnificent. The portrait is just perfect.
  16. christilou

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    Nov 26, 2012
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    Superb photos and lovely colour palette. What colour have you used on these?
  17. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 21, 2014
    Ok here is a rather long and overly complete answer to your question. Maybe too much information but I am always interested in how other people process.

    So here is one of the photos with only 'Lightroom adjustments'......

    color (1 of 2).

    So this is after I have added some clarity, vibrance and played with the other LR sliders a bit. Part of the general look of the photo comes from shooting into the light.

    And here is the finished photo after editing in PS....
    color (2 of 2).

    So how do I get from A to B in Photoshop. Well I actually do 2 x raw conversions - 1 for the foreground and subjects, 1 for the background. The background tending to be darker with less clarity. I then blend the two layers together with a simple gradient. I also need to mask the actual subjects so they stand out against the darker layer.

    I then do a lot of localized (+) contrast adjustment (curves) in the areas that I wish to standout. Increasing contrast tends to increase saturation which can be a good thing in the case of their clothing but not so good on say skin (in which case I change the blend mode of the curves layer to luminosity.)

    As a finishing touch I added a bit more mist using the foreground mask that I had created before as well as a luminosity mask so that the trees showed through.
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  18. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Spectacular shots, the light the timing and the soft dreamy post processing... All add up to a painting like feel
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    Oct 30, 2014