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I can see what you mean but with my limited experience, it looks like a good result for a HDR image. It's a very inviting photo, but I'll be interested to hear what more learned members have to say about improving it.
Does LR have color sliders ? like CS4 if so can you find the yellow and tone it down a little to me this has a strong yellow cast all over including the trees
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To my eyes the colour is off.
It has too much yellow/green.
I don't think the tone mapping is overdone.
Try adding a channel mixer adjustment layer in Photoshop and tweak the sliders so that the sky colour ranges from blue to orange rather than green to yellow.
The green in the scrub is a little bit 'radio-active' to my eyes, so I'd selectively desaturate that to bring it back to normal, realistic levels.
I hope this helps.
Cheers for the advice, I'll give it a go when I get home tonight and post results.
2nd image is much better !!
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Yes, the second image is much more realistic in colour, but to my eyes the saturation in the sky and water is too strong. I'd bring these down a tad.
Sorry to nit-pick, but I can see some dust bunnies in the sky (plain expanses of colour show these up prominently).
It'd be worth running over those with the clone tool.
Also apologies for the nitpic as well, but I'd say that a touch more warmth in the sencond (more blue) image may help a bit too.
I think the only real problem with the original was that it had too much green cast in it.
I don't think too much warmth is ever really a problem, in fact it's usually indirectly encouraged in the form of advice and encouragement to shoot in less harsh .
Later earlier time slots are generally considered to be more appropriate as softer conditions generally produce warmer tones.
It's a nicely exposed image too. Looks very good far a tonemapped HDR, which usually tend to look a bit garish.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll have a bit of a play with adding warmth when I get home tonight as you suggested Arthur and see how it turns out but overlly, I'm happy with the rework albiet cloning of a few dust bunnies.
I like the last couple of reworks great improvement
Sorry - I deleted my post as it was not helpful to the topic
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