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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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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

sun1.jpg

 

Second try used auto levels and cropped only.

 

sun2.jpg

 

Julia, nicely cloned out..;)


There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. - Ansel Adams

 

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

 

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course i don't mind :)

 

looks pretty good :)

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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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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

 

Cliff

 

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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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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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?

 

prom_sunset011.jpg

 

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.

 

 

Charlie


Charlie Bettell - www.esox.co.uk

Professional Pike Fishing Guide

Author: 'The Art of Lure Fishing'

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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

 

Cliff

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.

Charlie Bettell - www.esox.co.uk

Professional Pike Fishing Guide

Author: 'The Art of Lure Fishing'

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Where can I find the piece you did on curves Steve.
My way:-

 

Before:-

 

prom_sunset011.jpg

 

After:-

 

prom.jpg

 

Note how much sharper the lamp post is.

 

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

Edited by charliebettell

Charlie Bettell - www.esox.co.uk

Professional Pike Fishing Guide

Author: 'The Art of Lure Fishing'

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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.

fishing200427.jpg

 

Off Muskegon. A thick morning mist hides the shorline.

fishing200434a.jpg


Be good and you will be lonely.
~ Mark Twain

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