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Old Oct 13, 2009, 3:01 PM   #1
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This is a picture that I took of a back lit subject that was only to see if I could get the shot hand held with the 80-400mm plus 1.4TC. The shot came in reasonably sharp but was not a keeper.

I did some cropping and applied a watercolor filter and then played with hue and saturation and the result was to me quite pleasing.




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Old Oct 13, 2009, 6:47 PM   #2
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I like it. You've taken a shot that would have been marginally useful and turned it into something very pleasing. Good work.

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Looks nice, Lou. Very peaceful looking. Amazing what we can produce from an assumed bad photo.

Does it qualify as "manipulated" for the MVCC digital competition?

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You did good son!
I like it a lot.
What would make this really special would be to print it out on canvas.

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Well done, it looks very nice just like a watercolour painting.

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Amazing what you've done with this photo - that's some real artwork!
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Great results...another reason I really need to learn how to PS.
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Paul, GW, Rodney, Mole and Gina;

Thanks for Your kind comments. It was fun salvaging a photo that otherwise would have been deleted. It now hangs in our home.

I may try GW's good suggestion and have it printed on canvas.

Patty - Yes I will enter this one in the Manipulated category of MVCC.
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That IS cool...perhaps you could show the original photo to show the potential of PS...
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That IS cool...perhaps you could show the original photo to show the potential of PS...
Littlejohn, I should have done this at the outset, thanks for suggesting.

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