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Old Sep 4, 2010, 1:17 PM   #1
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Default Stairs to Beach Rights!

A lovely home thats for sale across form the Pen Rose State park has these stairs to their Beach Rights... I thought to capture them.

I am not to happy with the results after shooting with my Pentax and having to resort to the Sanyo pocket cam again but I think I can deal with some of it tell me what you think...
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Old Sep 5, 2010, 6:07 AM   #2
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I like the idea

Maybe a lower angle to pick up the sky line a bit more with maybe the treeline leading into the top right corner of the frame.
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I played around with Topaz a little...
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Old Sep 5, 2010, 9:15 AM   #4
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A slightly lower viewpoint would have allowed less water and some more sky. You could have fill flashed the foreground lightly to balance the exposure like the last take with Topaz has done. I like the steps down into the picture.
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Old Sep 5, 2010, 7:14 PM   #5
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I thought of that but it sure is hard to get down when one has just recently gotten stitches in the gut area... next time I will have a lower view..
Thanks Jim I tried to play with it too and blew out the back ground colors! the original is now posted so you can all see it was in the shade and came out dark...
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This came out better, I think...
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Well, maybe not. On my monior the upload looses the details in the trees. Sigh...
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I don't like what's happened to the water on the first shot - it looks very 'pixelated' and messy. I tried a pseudoHDR version (AutoHDR settings 10,5,5,5) which on its own was a bit too harsh but i overlaid it a couple of times on the original to get the version below which I think looks better. the two layers were 'darken (25%)' to get a bit more depth in the sky and 'lighten (75%)' to bring out the shadow detail. That's wth paintshop pro - I'm not sure of the photoshop equivalent.

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That water is what really made a mess of it beside getting down at level with the stairs.. A boat had just went by and so all the ripples where the waves after hitting the banks and pushing back out... Thanks for the critiques and trys I am just going to have to go back to there...
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