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mactek May 3, 2005 10:57 PM

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Canna W May 4, 2005 1:37 AM

Hi Mactek,

Love this one - especially the way the sun is burns into the hillside, and the subtlety of the changing colours in the sky. Really nice!

As I am currentlybesotted with PS, I would enlarge theglow of sun'srayson the hillside to emphasise it more - but I suspect this maynot be your way of doing things.... (One other real nit picking thing, I'd smudge that tiny twig on the right, out of the pic.)

I like this one very much ....

Canna.

selvin May 4, 2005 2:06 AM

Mactek,

The combination of leafless branches and leaved branches adds a subtle touch to the overall effect. Although I do some what agree with the observation about the tiny twig on the right I could live with it mainly because of its size and the fact as you may have noted from most of my posts the less the better.

Aloha

Canna W May 4, 2005 4:01 AM

Hi Mactek and Selvin,

Following yourcomments Selvin - I had a PS bash then compared the two. Macktek I think your original is great as is, my attempts were not any sort of improvement, rather the opposite..... :(

It is a fab pic.

Canna.

mactek May 4, 2005 7:52 AM

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Thanks for the comments!
I realize that I was in such a rush to post this before the challenge deadline that I did no post editing on the image. That one was right outta the camera. I spent a couple of minutes making some adjustments and removing the twig... Here's an update.


mactek

EDIT: Darn spelling errors..

bcoultry May 4, 2005 2:37 PM

Like the elimination of the errant twig, but I prefer the bit of flare beneath the sun in the original. I haven't a single good reason to justify the preference, however.:-)

photosbyvito May 4, 2005 9:29 PM

gorgeous man :-D

love the branches, and i too like the flare :-D

Vito

mactek May 7, 2005 9:28 PM

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Ok, one last try at it. I put the flare back in... :-)

mactek

EDIT: Odd. The compression killed my saturation...Uploaded a higher saturation photo.

photosbyvito May 7, 2005 9:39 PM

there you go :-D

nice work

Vito

digcamfan May 9, 2005 5:43 PM

Aye...a flair for the flare! :-)

Very peaceful pic, MacTek.


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