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Old Jul 24, 2011, 7:44 PM   #1
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Just taking shots at the lake today, any feedback will be appreciated.
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 4:03 AM   #2
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cool! You should try playing with photo editing software.

2 minutes of editing. I am sure some people can do better than me
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G'day Warren

A pleasant pair of images - the 2nd strikes me more than the 1st
I like the composition of the 2nd - mono-tonal & stark and asymetrical too

ps-while I can appreciate the tweak from idenny, may I suggest 2 things to you ...
a) maybe the O.P does not know/have the skills that you do, therefore explaining the original image presentation "as-it-was", and
b) maybe if you have the know-how / skills, maybe you can tell the O.P how it is done so that they can have a go & learn something in the process

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Thanks for all the feedback, I really appreciate it. If you don't mind idenny I would like to know how you made the awesome edit on the photo.
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i used lightroom. Tuned a little bit exposure added a bit of contrast and something else. This is really simple basic stuff you can find it in any free photo software like picasa or Windows live photo gallery which comes with Windows 7 built in

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Great detail on the duck!

#2 is quite striking! Great composition!
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G'day again Warren

Now that idenny has given a few hints ... what photo editing software do you have, and do you need /want any hints as to how to do any image mods??

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I have been just using an online source called PicNik.

I am looking for a low cost program also.
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G'day Warren

While there are lots of photo edit pgms out there, if you are a beginner then one of the hardest things to find is tutorial materials. Thus the main reason why so many of us use photoshop &/or Elements. I use Elements, current version costs about $150, half price when just superceded via an upgrade!!!

A couple of images here with a qwik tutorial

Your 2nd image from above is very "light", suggesting overexposure in the camera
If I load the image into PsE and use the 'Levels' command [Ctrl+L] to call up the histogram, I see ...


ie- the histogram tells me that most of the image is at the RHS, therefore overexposed [by maybe +2/3EV to +1EV]
If I grab the LHS black slider triangle and slide it into the histogram for maybe 50 units I will bring the bulk of the image more into the centre of the histogram.
Also, if I tweak the mid-point [contrast] a bit, I can also tweak the histogram some more in my favour

So...



After clicking 'okay', I then end up with an image that looks like ...



Does this help at all?
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Thanks so much. That was a great little lesson
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