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Old Aug 8, 2010, 9:56 AM   #1
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Hi Chums,
Took this pic with Lumix fx-01. Really like the small camera with 28mm, great for a small pocket.
First one is photoshoped, second is as it was.
I quite like the road going away into the distance, and the feel from it.
In P shop I used the magic wand to seperate the pic into 2 halfs along the sky line. Then used curves to dramatise the sky, then inverse to work on the bottom bit and curves again to brighten the bottom a tad. Then bit of saturation. then had a hard line between the sky and the ground so used the cloning tool to get rid of. I,m just having a play around and trying to get a bit used to Pshop. Any thoughts on the pic please ? I like it but what do i know it might be rubbish?
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Hi Chums,
Took this pic with Lumix fx-01. Really like the small camera with 28mm, great for a small pocket.
First one is photoshoped, second is as it was.
I quite like the road going away into the distance, and the feel from it.
In P shop I used the magic wand to seperate the pic into 2 halfs along the sky line. Then used curves to dramatise the sky, then inverse to work on the bottom bit and curves again to brighten the bottom a tad. Then bit of saturation. then had a hard line between the sky and the ground so used the cloning tool to get rid of. I,m just having a play around and trying to get a bit used to Pshop. Any thoughts on the pic please ? I like it but what do i know it might be rubbish?
Thanks Everyone. regards Mark

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Tricky exposures to say the least. Much work done. I think the unprocessed is more natural. Great. Why are we so afraid of backlit scenes. The eyes can handle it. Where is the horizon

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Hi Torgne,
Thank you for your comments. The horizon, It's there somewhere.
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Mark, I love the processed pic very much. Very dramatic. Almost like a painting...
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Mark, I think Torgny meant straightening the horizon, like this:
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Mark it looks great! and with the way my mind see things .... off the side of the road it looks like some one is there.. the road leads off to some where around that bend and the cows seem to not even notice that some one was taking their picture.....
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Mark, I love the processed pic very much. Very dramatic. Almost like a painting...
Thats great what you have done with the Horizon Brillo, I didn't know what Torgny ment. Thanks Robert.

Thanks Nora,
You got a great Imagination, thats brilliant. I love to look at a pic and let my imagination carry me off to a fantasy land.
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Thats great what you have done with the Horizon Brillo, I didn't know what Torgny ment. Thanks Robert.

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Hi Mark, I don't care if you shoot for five decades, some pics will always have a crooked horizon. Photoshop elements has a horizon-straightenihg tool that works very well, but it does some cropping, as would be expected.
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Thanks Robert,
I have photoshop but never knew about the horizon tool, that sounds great. I have tried it before with free transform. I have to confess I even have the 9 square grid on the camera all the time to help with composition and lines.
Theres lots of little things to try and remember that all helps with the pics, it's great fun practicing and these editing programs are great. Thanks for that tip Robert.
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