I can't decide whether I prefer this one to the original dear liza, or dear liza #2, but I am pleased with it, mainly because I managed to bring out the detail in the bucket without the processing being too obvious. As you can see, there's quite a large difference between this version and the original:

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As for the processing: five masked Curves for contrast, one unmasked one to tone the image, and a Selective Color layer to add a bit of yellow to the highlights.

As always, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

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12.38pm on 31/11/07
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
16mm
f/3.5
1/250
aperture priority
-1/3
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro
2x1
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