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Old Aug 14, 2006, 9:54 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, curious what everyone thinks of this.

I took it with my D50 about 6 months ago... started playing with B & W a few days ago and decided I really liked it. Opinions?
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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I like it, but I wonder if you could get a little more contrast out of it, especially in those clouds: if you're using Photoshop Elements, try applying a red filter, and then apply a hugh-saturation layer on top to desaturate. (Other programs may have channel mixers which are even more powerful). Anyway, just a thought!

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Thanks for the advice... trying to do that now.
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Old Aug 20, 2006, 5:23 PM   #4
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Ok, while I think I fixed the clouds, I'm not so sure that the image looks better. (although the clouds do).

I actually used a technique I found in a magazine this month. Seems to have worked... but I'm not a photoshop whiz by any stretch.

Suggestions for improvement would be greatly appreciated..


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Overall much better IMO :-)

Breaking it down:

* Clouds much better.
* Water pretty good.
* Trees not sure (not much change?)
* Boat worse: less contrast, wheelhouse side less bright?

I think what we all could use here, is a digital Ansel Adams filter: http://theonlinephotographer.blogspo...-invented.html

Sadly not available in the shops

Of course it could be that you've taken this image as far as it'll go, although it might be interesting to see what Adobe Aperture would make of it. Sadly that particular package causes my laptop to overheat - it does so many interesting things in the background that CPU usage goes up to 100% and never comes down again - even if you're not doing anything at the time!

All the best, John.
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