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SpeedyManiac Feb 22, 2004 9:52 PM

My dad took this of me going off a small drop over reading week. All comments are appreciated.
I adjusted it in photoshop and sharpened it.

JaroDefer Feb 22, 2004 10:18 PM

I couldn't see your picture, so I re-hosted it.

Now, sorry to hijack your picture (and if you take offense to this I'd be happy to take it down) but I saw more potential in this picture.

It's a great capture that just needs a little bit more work in PhotoShop in my opinion.

Here's what I came up with

Once again, if you don't like the fact that I edited your picture and reposted it I'd be willing to take the picture down.

SpeedyManiac Feb 22, 2004 11:07 PM

No offense taken, I like seeing other peoples ideas. Thanks.

-jb Feb 22, 2004 11:54 PM


Originally Posted by JaroDefer
I couldn't see your picture, so I re-hosted it.

Hmm... There's a story there somewhere...


wvyankeegurl Feb 23, 2004 12:22 AM

Nice shot.

How did you change it in Photo shop , you do mean adobe right?
It looks really good the sky is so blue.

JaroDefer Feb 23, 2004 12:32 AM


Originally Posted by wvyankeegurl
How did you change it in Photo shop , you do mean adobe right?
It looks really good the sky is so blue.

Are you asking me?

If so, I added the blue sky with a gradient and sharpened the snowboarder.

photosbyvito Feb 23, 2004 12:55 PM

nice picture! good job in PS , JaroDefer! how did you get the sky to get inbetween the tree branches and stuff? you didn't just quick mask did you? (that would take hours lol)

JaroDefer Feb 23, 2004 1:07 PM

Now I feel really bad for taking over this thread. :oops:

I used the magic wand selector to select the sky. It took a lot of selections added together to get to the point that I wanted. Then I used the lasso tool to clean up the selections a little bit.

It took a few tries to get it right though. I had to play with the sensitivity of the magic wand so that the selections didn't get too broad or too narrow.

Since the sky was nearly the same color as the snow I had a really difficult time determining what was sky showing through the trees and what was snow sitting on the branches. If you look closely you can find some places that are currently sky, but should be snow and vise-versa.

photosbyvito Feb 23, 2004 1:09 PM

ok thanks :) i have done a couple of things requiring selecting around trees (exept it wasn't at all near a solid color lol)

i can PM you it or post it to show you it.....i was trying to make a unpaved driveway looked paved (a project for my church)
it looked fake but was kinda hard to do.....

SpeedyManiac Feb 23, 2004 2:38 PM

I spent some time in photoshop and added a sky taken from another picture. I selected the sky using magic wand and the lasso tool, then used paste into to replace the sky. I also duplicated the layer containing me, then erased all but the snowboarder on one layer, adjusted curves for the snowboarding, then adjusted the other layer for the trees and snow. The only problem is trying to get rid of the line where the sky and trees meet.

JaroDefer Feb 23, 2004 3:00 PM

Is it just me or are these pictures not embedding?

I can copy the link and see the pic, but I don't think that your hosting site allows direct linking. I suppose it could just be my computer.....

Normcar Feb 26, 2004 10:22 PM


I like your original best, the monotone background, without the blue, carries the "red" skier even more into the center of interest, bringing the viewer's eye to one place only...the action, and that's good stuff.

The wonderful editing of blue in the sky by Jaro is excellent indeed but I'm not sure it's needed in this particular photo. In some ways it may even distract from the center of interest because the blue is so demanding to the eye. If one was doing a study of the trees or horizon, then yes, the blue is great, but the primary focus and attention, I think, in this particular work is the skier.

Thanks for the photo!

srvsd Mar 22, 2004 9:12 PM

I like them both. A big problem I have is with white balance when taking skiing photos. A lot of days are overcast and this makes things worse (mostly white subject with light gray sky). The original seems fine to me, but I like the blue sky version too. I'd like to see a little more texture of the snow, but that is just my personal preference.

photosbyvito Mar 22, 2004 9:19 PM

srvsd.......does your camera do "manual white balance"?

cuz then you evaluate it to the snow.....

it is true about the snow texture...

aladyforty Mar 23, 2004 2:32 AM

nice photo but how someone else hijacked the photo in the first place has me curious :D

srvsd Mar 23, 2004 6:32 AM

Yes it does do manual white balance. It still can be a pain because different runs face different directions so the sun (if out that day) makes different runs brighter than others. The bottom line is that I guess I'm a little lazy and should manually white balance every photo op but usually auto is good enough.

PKchopper Mar 25, 2004 11:39 PM


Originally Posted by aladyforty
nice photo but how someone else hijacked the photo in the first place has me curious :D

Like this: Hey...what are you doing in my post :P Get back on the side where you're supposed to be :lol:

Now I just simply linked to your avatar where it is. But if anyone wanted to they could save your picture, edit it and post it from their site. Or if your site is not secure then they could save the alteration there and have you "host" your own altered picture.

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