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Old Aug 8, 2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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Bonjour Chums,
What do you think of this, it's ok I'm sitting down.
I like it but I'm wondering if the background is too distracting or maybe it,s not composed as well as it could be?
I like that back lighting, the contrast and the blue sky and bright sun.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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Excellent shot. I like all the elements and the way they come together.
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Hi Bynx,
Thank you very much for the comment, I feel really uplifted. Thank you.
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i think it is great too the only thing i would maybe consider on is cloning the purple bit directly on the sun back to the tree
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Hi Simple,
Thank you for your comments, Thats great. I never even noticed the purple untill you mentioned it. I've been having a go with the clone tool to get rid of it but I'm not doing a good job so far, will get some practice in and post back if I get there.
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i quite like the photo as well. i would have liked to see the background a bit more out of focus and a bit darker. but irregardless i think this works well.
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Hi Hards80,
Thank you for your comments.
I've tried to get rid of the purple aura and then darkened it all down with the burn tool and then blured the background more. Think I may have over done the darkening down bit. I did a rubbish job on the purple haze but the darkening and bluring has made it look better. Thank you. I,m really enjoying playing with the photoshop as well as taking the pictures.

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One way to deal with the purple, if you are using PSE or Photoshop, is to use the clone tool but change it from "normal" on the top line to "color" - then choose the dark tree and "paint" over the purple, that will leave the shape and luminance (light/dark) and only change the color. Select different places to find the color that works best (this is one way of getting rid of purple fringing in any shot).

The only thing I'd like to see is the sharper flower on the more blurred background - the flower is quite nice the way it is in the original.
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Hi Mtngal,
Thank you for that information, I've tried it with some purple fringing and it's a great way of removing it. Big thanks.
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To remove purple fringing just quickly select the area you want to fix. In most cases it could be the whole picture, but here the flower is also purple. So select everything EXCEPT the flower. The go to Hue/Saturation and select Magentas. With the eye dropper click the purple fringe you want to eliminate. Then use the slide the Saturation to the left until the color is gone. Then slide the Lightener either to lighten the former purple area or darken it to match its surroundings.
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