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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:52 PM

That's my fave so far. :thumbs:

This was taken two hours ago on Blackpool prom, any tips on how to enhance it in photoshop?


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Date/Time: 2006:01:26 16:26:45
Focal length: 70.0mm (35mm equivalent: 105mm)
Exposure time: 1/60
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO equiv.: 200
Circular polariser fitted.


Blimey, does it need any enhancing?? You could probably just sharpen it to bring the clouds out a bit more? Stunning image ...........

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:06 PM

Great shot Rabster..:clap2:

First try slight curves adjustment, then "Image/adjustments/Shadow & Highlight" (CS2 only) to bring out the foreground using the shadow slider
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Second try used auto levels and cropped only.

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Julia, nicely cloned out..;)
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:28 PM

Hope you don't mind, but I cloned the balconies out just to see what it would look like, also adjusted the contrast ...


course i don't mind :)

looks pretty good :)

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:41 PM

That's my fave so far. :thumbs:


thanks rabs thanks steve here's the image at 700 pixels :D

btw when posting how do u attach an image and have it appear in the forum dialogue instead of a small thumbnail 'click to enlarge' image??? cheers guys :thumbs:

oh and loving that blackpool piccy.. awesome!

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:42 PM

First try slight curves adjustment, then "Image/adjustments/Shadow & Highlight" (CS2 only) to bring out the foreground using the shadow slider


Thanks n4lly, Finepix & steve for your comments - & steve, I love what you've done with it, particularly the 1st one. I need to make better use of post shot processing. For instance, I've never used curves, I saw your brief tutorial on here a few weeks ago & couldn't quite get my head round the squiggly line on the graph, so thought I'd leave well alone - but I now feel inspired to give it a try.

Cheers

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btw when posting how do u attach an image and have it appear in the forum dialogue instead of a small thumbnail 'click to enlarge' image??? cheers guys


Marlin, you need to upload to somewhere like photobucket etc & then post your image as a link.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:45 PM

oh sorry i see now, did a rightclick> properties.. the shown images are on a different server not angersnet... silly me hehehe, ta anyways :D just saw ur reply, thanks rabster

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:56 PM

That's my fave so far. :thumbs:

This was taken two hours ago on Blackpool prom, any tips on how to enhance it in photoshop?

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Exif data

Date/Time: 2006:01:26 16:26:45
Focal length: 70.0mm (35mm equivalent: 105mm)
Exposure time: 1/60
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO equiv.: 200
Circular polariser fitted.

This is how I would tweak it.

I would first use 'Levels'. Image, Adjustments, Levels

I would then use 'Hue/Saturation'. Image, Adjustments, Hue/Saturation

Then 'Colour Balance'. Image, Adjustments, Colour Balance

But not always in the above order.

I always finish off by seeing if 'Unsharp Mask' will add the finishing touch to my photo. Filter, Sharpen, Unsharp Mask - I use in the region of 5-50% - i.e. depending on the sharpness required.

I then play about with 'History' to see if I have made the right decisions.


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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:11 PM

Thanks n4lly, Finepix & steve for your comments - & steve, I love what you've done with it, particularly the 1st one. I need to make better use of post shot processing. For instance, I've never used curves, I saw your brief tutorial on here a few weeks ago & couldn't quite get my head round the squiggly line on the graph, so thought I'd leave well alone - but I now feel inspired to give it a try.

Cheers

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Marlin, you need to upload to somewhere like photobucket etc & then post your image as a link.

Where can I find the piece you did on curves Steve.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:26 PM

Where can I find the piece you did on curves Steve.

My way:-

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After:-

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Note how much sharper the lamp post is.

When all said and done, it's all down to personal preference.

Edited by charliebettell, 26 January 2006 - 08:28 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:46 PM

My compliments to all who submitted photos to this thread. Excellent images, a real eyeful.

Here are a few sunrise photos taken by me in the summer of 2004 on Lake Michigan. I've been blessed to see many vivid sunrises while fishing, since I generally begin in the pre-dawn darkness. Both photos were taken with an Olympus C-700 digital set on automatic.

Off Port Sheldon.
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Off Muskegon. A thick morning mist hides the shorline.
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