Could I have rescued this in post processing?

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tirc83
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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:31AM

It got rejected for lighting issues.


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link to full size image http://www.scfc.co.uk/IMG_7132a.jpg
apomares
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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:14AM

There are blown highlights in the sky that you could repair in PS (subtle clonning in Luminosity blend mode from other detail areas). 


Cat eyes could be retouched to eliminate the haze from flash (just haze, not the catchlights) and you could apply some tone adjustment (curves) to better the overall contrast of this image. There are several ways to improve contrast, I do not use the PS standard tool, instead, I use a non destructive Curve Layer at 25% in SoftLight blending mode, this could be a good start.  To add light I use the another Curve in 25% in Screen blending mode. Then increase saturation (Nondestrutive layer) about 10%.


Alberto.
tirc83
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Posted Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:40AM
Thanks for that Alberto - appreciated.
oddrose
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Posted Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:33AM
I noticed also that the white areas just below the cat's nose are blown out. That may be a problem.
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Posted Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:57PM
Great help, Alberto. Thanks.
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