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Old Jul 7, 2007, 3:46 PM   #1
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Taken at San Diego Harbor. Here's the original.

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Old Jul 7, 2007, 3:48 PM   #2
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For the challenge, in CS2, I used the hue/saturation tool, the shadows/highlights tool, and did some burning -- mainly in the sky and the far horizon.

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Old Jul 7, 2007, 4:18 PM   #3
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Very nice Walter. I like the result very much even though there seems to be a slight green cast to the sky and a slight purple cast to the cannon. Makes for an interesting result.
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Old Jul 7, 2007, 6:49 PM   #4
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In this one I did the channel mixer, plus I masked the sky so that I could apply the burn tool to the sky without impacting the canon so much.

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Old Jul 7, 2007, 7:21 PM   #5
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I agree with Steve on the first conversion, but the second is a big "WOW" in my opinion, great job!!

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p.s. I forgot to mention that is a very nice composition as well!
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Old Jul 7, 2007, 10:20 PM   #6
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Both the original and the second conversion are sensational!
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Old Jul 8, 2007, 8:06 AM   #7
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Both conversions look "artificial" to me. I can't pinpoint the reason but they don't look real. I think one reason is they are too light. Also, it almost looks like the cannon was pasted onto the background.

I'm sorry, Walter. Your work is normally outstanding but these conversion don't make the grade for me.

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Old Jul 9, 2007, 4:41 PM   #8
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Walter, cool shot. I love the canon against the water.
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Old Jul 9, 2007, 7:33 PM   #9
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Cal said:

I'm sorry, Walter. Your work is normally outstanding but these conversion don't make the grade for me.

Don't be sorry, Cal. To each his own. Others seem to like it, as I do.
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Nice cannon.

I'd sure like to see this one shoot.
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