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Old Apr 20, 2007, 7:40 PM   #1
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was in myrtle beach ~ south carolina in 2005 and shot this in the late evening.....shot with a low end camera which belonged to my youngest daughter......it was really scenic....this pier stretches out into the atlantic ocean and is a hot spot for anglers who catch trophy fish from the patio at the end of the pier..... the shop attendant told us that in 2004 the hurricane conjured up waves waves that went over the top of the patio and knocked it down...they had to rebuild it.... i edited the photo beacuse the original was rather bland......this was my first attempt at using a s/w editing pgm.....Ulead PhotoImpact8..... i just kept clicking all the different functions and had no plan as to what i wanted the end product to look like ........but finally settled on this........thanks for looking......and as always comments are welcome..........pete
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 7:41 PM   #2
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here is what the original looked like...pete
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 7:45 PM   #3
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oops didnt use an fz20........used a digitrac something or the other.......dont ever buy one of.......bought one for my younger daughter for 60 bucks so she wouldnt borrow and maybe even damage my older daughters sony.........but came in handy here......at this time i didnt even posses a camera of my own........pete
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 11:25 PM   #4
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Well, even though you did not use an FZ20, it seems like a nice picture, and I like the way you colored it.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 12:38 AM   #5
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Peter,

I actually think your original shot is not at all bad. Detail wise it may not be up to the FZ20 standard, but it is not a bad composition at all. I think that is why your treatment has worked well becasue you actually started with an interesting shot.

Hope you dont mind but I enjoyed seeing your experiment so much I tried a couple of my own. The first is just playing with curves tool after selecting the sky.


Then I thought it looked a bit like a water colour so I tried an artistic filter



Just a bit of fun. I think your tretment works best though.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 12:54 AM   #6
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Good job on the editing, you gave the shot a moody feel. I use PhotoImpact myself, I have tried others but I keep coming back to PI.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 8:44 AM   #7
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thank you peasant ...you always comment kindly on my posts......still dunno where you find them birds.......

raf........mmmm........ was kinda interesting to see how your thoughts changed the pix.......different points of view i find broaden your spectrum ....thanks

cook........actually i bought ULEAD...to do dvd slide shows of my family pix........but when i installed it i found PI8 inside the bundle........so i started playing around with it on my laptop......

thanks guys foor looking and commenting
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 11:50 AM   #8
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thank you peasant ...you always comment kindly on my posts......still dunno where you find them birds.......
Part of it is always looking. When I was very small my Mom was in a wheelchair and friends would take her birding and take me along, so I got started early. If I were by that pier for instance, I would look underneath it to see what kind of birds were there, look for shore birds near the base of it, and then look for pelicans on top of it. I have checked out birds near my sister's place in North Carolina and there are lots of them that direction.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 1:01 AM   #9
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Pete - I like what you've done to the original picture....you've made it very dramatic and misterious....very creative.

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TO my dear friend, those are AWESOME and well done!!!!!!!!
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