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Old Jul 25, 2004, 4:06 PM   #1
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Old Jul 25, 2004, 4:49 PM   #2
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Well, I think that's a nice shot and has potential in it.

Doing a makeover does not necessarily imply applying strange filters.

First of all I cropped the image in a wide format as this landscape image suggests.

What a pity for the soldier on the left ! Would have been nice to include a little bit more of him on the left.

However, I applied an automatic contrast and manually sharpened the soldier with a sharp tool brush , so to emulate a shot with more DOF.

That's all.
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Old Jul 25, 2004, 4:51 PM   #3
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Although I'm not really a fan of gradients I also post this one.

It starts from my previous version.

I added a new layer with a reflected horizontal gradient, white to black.

Blend mode set to multiply and opacity set to 35%.

Here it comes
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Old Jul 25, 2004, 7:54 PM   #4
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I like rob's original (without sergio's crop we see more ofthe foreground, which, for me, is necessary to get information about how far away he is from his subject)and sergio's second one (nice shading - especially in the skintone - and contours all around). :-)
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Old Jul 25, 2004, 8:22 PM   #5
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Old Jul 26, 2004, 10:32 AM   #6
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Old Jul 26, 2004, 10:45 AM   #7
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I could be totally off here, but by the title, azimuth is a surveying term, right? I guess I assumed the power lines had something to do with the action in the shot. I thought that was a necessary part - but maybe I'm way off base (pardon the pun) here. Could you enlighten me, rob, on why you chose Azimuth for your title and what it means? Even if it is surveying, come to think of it, those towers may have nothing to do with what's actually being surveyed! You thought outside of my box on this one, alady! :-)
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Old Jul 26, 2004, 10:49 AM   #8
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Azimuth is a direction on a compass and no the tower didnt have much to do with it but the buildings that were just beyond the towers did. They were the target he was aiming for.
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Oh, geesh - I should go back and delete all that!aranoid:I don't know why I thought he was aiming for the towers.:shock:
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 11:12 PM   #10
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Here is my contibution...
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