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Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light | by Gordon Mould
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Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light

Copyright © Gordon Mould 2009

 

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Quote by Helen Keller

 

*Update* - Many thanks for all the kind comments/feedback regarding this image. To be honest I didn't expect it to be as popular as it has been. Also to tell the truth I was very close to deleting it as I had tried processing it a few times but had struggled to come up with anything I liked.

 

Processing - I tried out so many changes it's difficult to remember exactly how I arrived at the final version. It did most of it in Adobe Lightroom 2 using high amounts of contrast, recovery and clarity. I Increased the Lights and Darks using the tone curve, mixed all the saturation, hue and luminance levels until they looked about right. A small amount of split toning and some vignetting was applied. The final bits were done in Photoshop where I used quite a bit of noise reduction to give that smooth looks to certain aspects.

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Taken on April 12, 2009