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I was drawn by the perspective of this shot in Tahiti but my best critic (my wife) says that the eye is stopped by the whiteness of the planks in the foreground.

I have Elements 9 and have been trying to paint those planks, but can't get it to work.

I'd be very grateful if someone could talk me through it step by step ... I must keep "'er Outdoors" 'appy!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D40X Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jun 2013 - 9:06 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Help Wanted ... again
Username:Hulme Hulme
Uploaded:1 Jul 2013 - 10:28 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 10:39 PM

It just looks so nice I want to be there lovely shot.
Regards John.

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woodlark
woodlark e2 Member 10528 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 10:47 PM

Id probably select the whole jetty and then in Shadows and Highlights just tweak the highlights down slightly.


Great shot

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 1:01 AM

Yopu dont have a shadow/highlight tool in Elements.

So try this:

Using the Eyedropper tool, set to Point sample. take a sample of the jetty colour, - I used the bottom left where its quite solid: Then you have this brownish foreground colour; now select you paintbrush; set the MODE for you paintbrush in the drop down in the horizontal panel across the top, - its a drop down marked normal that youve never noticed, and you will get a number of choices; select Color Burn; then set the Opacity and Flow sliders to 45% each,

Then paint on the boards. You can vary the percentage for flow and opacity to taste. The effect will only be apparent on the lighter areas, and the water, so stay away from the sea. This allows the wood to show through, and will take 5 minutes to maker her happy. I dont agree with her btw, but I know the awful situation you are in.

Let me know if this works for you.



regards



Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 2 Jul 2013 - 1:03 AM

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Danial
Danial  5 Iran, Islamic Republic of
2 Jul 2013 - 6:18 AM

Nice texture and color SmileSmile

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
6 Jul 2013 - 2:26 AM

I learned in Grad School that "better" is the worst enemy of "good".
This a great shot!
M

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