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How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:31:11 PM »
This photo I took last week in cologne zoo, but the flash and the windows of the snow leopard compound were a really bad combo. So how would you fix this photo, below you find a link to the RAW file. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghw2296zm6watcq/2013-03-13%20um%2012-26-45.CR2

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How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:31:11 PM »

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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 03:18:15 PM »
I honestly can't remember what I just did.  It was done fast and under 10 seconds.  Lowered exposure, raised contrast and raised clarity in Photoshop.  Nothing major.  I am interested to see what others will do.
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 03:24:59 PM »
When I saw the original description I was fearing glare or worse, but this is a nice shot.

Here's my attempt... processed in DxO. Slight nudge to WB to warm it a little. Applied "Strong" DxO lighting which squishes it down, then turned up the general and micro-contrast. Upped vibrancy and saturation to bring out the colours (perhaps a shade too much?) and a touch of reduction in shadows to boost the perceived contrast a little more. If I were to spend more time on it, I think I'd make it a little brighter still.

Oh, with hindsight, I'd crop a little off the top too, to get rid of that dark bit.
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 03:33:47 PM »
DPP, adjusted white balance and exposure, upped vibrance and contrast a bit, adjusted layers and cropped a small part.  Gorgeous animals.
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 04:41:09 PM »
Lightroom 4

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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 04:48:32 PM »
LR4, upped contrast and clarity, a bit of sharpening, and desaturated (for no particular reason, I just found it more pleasing that way.) I think that's all I did...
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 05:27:10 PM »
Everyone sees color differently.

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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 07:47:36 PM »
OK, my attempt

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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 08:13:53 PM »
Open with Photoshop CS5, and in Adobe Camera Raw select "Auto", works perfect.
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 08:41:30 PM »
I did a tight crop. and THINK i like the color one best. but dont rly know. Lightroom 4 Lighten the eye a bit. Higher exposure, Highlights recovered (after pushing exposure), a little too much clarity (forgot to turn it back down after exporting B/W version), strong contrast curve, some HSL, and Portrait camera calibration.

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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 09:29:11 PM »
sitting here working on some work shots, had to give it a quick go...

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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 09:48:00 PM »
My rendition.

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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 10:00:06 PM »
photo shop 6 here's my fix
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 10:18:33 PM »
LR4 Auto tone, + clarity, + vibrance.

Didn't want to go overkill on it since it wasn't really that bad SOOC.
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 10:45:52 PM »
This is pretty much my standard processing technique.  I feel that I couldn't do much with it having not seen the animal.  I'll be very interested to see the posters treatment.  I use Camera Raw processing mostly with just levels (didn't need much).  Your 100-400 looks like a very sharp copy.  Wonderful animals.  I used his wiskers for my white balance.
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Re: How would you fix this RAW of 2 baby snow leopards
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