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Old Jun 19, 2006, 2:08 PM   #1
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Old Jun 19, 2006, 4:52 PM   #2
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Good subject and angle, but its a bit dark and subdued. Plus the boats on either end could be distracting. Hope you don't mind this "tweaking". Just some "quick and dirty" adjustments in CS2.


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Old Jun 19, 2006, 8:07 PM   #3
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The original shot is dark, however I think Walter's edit is a bit too light, especially the sky. The removal of the boat on the left appears seamless, but the removal on the right seems to have left the water "disturbed". The blue colors are better in the original.

I think it would have been better to let the original photo stand for itself.

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I like the original photo, although I too find it a bit too dark. The boats around don't bother me as much and I do agree with Cal with regards to Walter's version being too bright with a strong light blue color. The reflection of the boat on the water, which I also liked,wasgone (cropped out). So, here's my version of it. Hope you don't mind, redsea.
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Old Jun 21, 2006, 12:39 PM   #5
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readsea,

The blue skies andwater in this photo are quite subdued but nonetheless present. I think Walter id headed in the rigth direction but as usual one of the dangers of lightening photos is the resulting blown highlights as seen in the clouds.

I would imagine that given sufficient time and patience Walter could have compensated for the blown highlights.

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Here's my second version, about midway between my first and Tullio's edit. Again, quickly done in Photoshop CS2 using only the "Curves" command. I was mainly trying to bring out the features and colorsof the ship (cabin, sail masts, etc.) while still maintaining the blue sky and cloud features.


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Walter,

Isee you were able to subdue more of the blown skyhighlights. I think your efforts are a good example ofthe dictum that given more time and patience one can actually "rescue" photos taken in low lighting much better than one that is over exposed.

Walter and Tullio, thanks.
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