Hi bros out there.
I took abt 8 hours processing some pics from my Chiangmai trip. Initially i made them very nice and contrasty and colorful, but i realized after looking at:
that a more muted neutral tone would actually appear more natural.
As such, i tried recreating the effect of the above images as shown in my gallery here:
I basically just tweaked using nikon capture by reducing saturation, unsharp masking, noise reduction, and fiddlign with chroma. But its nowhere as good as teh madison images site.
I spent such a long time doing it, and my results are still HORRIBLE. Not only that, my picture composition also sucks. The shots are some of the better few that i took. Sigh, even my GF with her ixus V3 takes better composed shots than me.... How i wish i could make all my shots look like the madison images fellow. Never mind i am determined to train up my composition skills.
Does anyone have any comments? Better still, does anyone know how i can achieve that nice subdued tone effect from the madison images site? Its darned hard! A nice workflow is an art in itself man...
I tried emailing the madison images guy guy, but no response.