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    by Bodak » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:42 am

    I took this image on what was a Grey day.
    I've worked this image to highlight the grey by darkening the sky and lifting the luminosity and saturation in the foreground where the sun had decided to peek out.
    Does this image work for you and would you do anything different.

    Don't hold back, get stuck into it.

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    Original, out of the camera.
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    by Sir Tristram » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:58 am

    Two things stand out for me in this Stephen.

    1. The Sky and the water are virutally the same colour. I think I know what you were trying to acheive but the clouds didn't lend themselves to give you enough texture contrast in this.

    2. I think there is too much sky in the shot. I would crop off a small amount from the top to make the lighthouse more prominent.
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    by Bodak » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:11 pm

    Yes John, had bugger all to work with on the sky as you can see by the inclusion of the original file..
    Actually thought about removing and replacing that bit.
    Other points taken on board.
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    by Sir Tristram » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:00 pm

    I think this photo could lend itself to the tranplant idea Stephen. The lines are sharp enough to allow you to put either a dark brooding sky or a polarised deep blue one in. Just depends on how far you want to take it and the overall effect you want.
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    by Yellow Robin » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:10 pm

    AS a vertical i think you've done well....

    1stly cropping /recomposing
    2ndly lighting/colour FG vegetation, warmer white (lighthouse) plus sky/cloud detail !

    Along John's line..... cropping down further (maybe) to a horizontal? i think crop LH( to edge of dead looking area ) may create more" looking out to sea" effect.

    Having said all that, imo you produced a good image with what you had to work with Stephen.
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