Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Photo Critiques

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 27, 2006, 7:16 AM   #11
Member
 
Godzillza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 68
Default

Thanks for the encouragement Steve!
I thought a lot about that right-side crop, but was concerned that the outcrop of rocks in the background that (unfortunately) seem to run directly from the umbrella would be an issue if I left a bit of them in the cropped image??
-Greg
Godzillza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 2006, 7:29 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
SteveDak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,471
Default

Ahh Greg, you have a point now that I've looked at the original again. If you have the appropriate software, you could 'clone-out' the rock thatappears when you increase the crop.I use Photoshop Elements 4 which I've still got a lot to learn on and also FastStone for quick editing. There is Freeware available that hasediting functions. I'm not really aufait with what is available but I'm sure somebody will providean appropriate link, for you.
SteveDak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 2006, 6:52 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
kenmck15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,568
Default

woow 2nd take is excellent

makes a huge differnece straightening the horizon. great shot mate

ken
kenmck15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 2006, 9:49 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
SteveDak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,471
Default

Just thinking Greg, pity there wasn't a long cool coctailstanding on the umbrella pole ledge - that would really have complimented the mood :G
SteveDak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2006, 2:15 AM   #15
Member
 
Godzillza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 68
Default

Hi guys, sorry for the delay in responding to your comments - been busy about the garden in the last of our reasonably mild autumn days. Weatherman says the chill is on its' way though....

Steve - I've been editing this using photoshop, and am sure I've seen a "clone brush" somewhere - shall continue on my steep learning curve with the software as well.

As for the "long cool cocktail" - it was in my non-shooting hand at the time, hence the skewed horizon in the first place!

Ken - thanks for the kind remarks. I could not have done it without the much appreciated support and the very helpful suggestions from a number of this forums' members.
Godzillza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2006, 7:22 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
SteveDak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,471
Default

Left hand tool bar about three quarters of the way down, and adjust brush size to suite.

You must complete this project and post the final result!
SteveDak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2006, 9:18 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 216
Default

Greg,

I missed your request for feedback on the edit first time around. Just want to echo what's been said by Steve and Ken... it's a very good edit. I think the finishing touch will be that bit of cloning, and a slightly looser crop.

It's easy to feel out of your depth here at first, trust me, I know! But really I don't think you are out of your depth at all. The edit of this shot stands up very well to a lot of the
stuff on the forums.

Look forward to the second edit!

With best wishes,

-Ben
oBSidian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2006, 4:07 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
E.S. Crawford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 911
Default

yes!

please post result.


scot
E.S. Crawford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2006, 5:40 PM   #19
Member
 
Godzillza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 68
Default

Okay, here's the final edit on this pic - I'm going to try something else next me'thinks.

I've widened the crop slightly to correct that cut-off feel to the right corner of the umbrella, and used the clone tool (thanks for the directions Steve!) to remove the distracting line of rocks in the background. Also took the opportunity to dabble a little with the saturation tool to add a little more "blueness" to the sky - seemed a little too dull for a beach resort.

I'm suitably pleased with the results, and again extend a huge thanks to all who have provided support, advice and positive comments. Really appreciate it.

On to my next great challenge - understanding depth of field!
-Greg-
Attached Images
 
Godzillza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2006, 3:07 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 216
Default

Greg,

that's a really nice edit!

Best,

-Ben
oBSidian is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:35 PM.