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This was taken from the grounds of the Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain and just shows how dramatic the backdrop of the surrounding area of Granada is. Sadly the lighting wasn't great, it was a very grey, murky day but it is certainly a city worth exploring.

All comments and votes very welcome indeed.

Thanks for looking,

Andrew.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-135mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Alhambra Palace View
Username:Andrew_Hurley Andrew_Hurley
Uploaded:7 May 2012 - 6:23 PM
Tags:Alhambra, Alhambra palace, Black & white, Granada, Landscape / travel, Mono, Mountains, Panorama, Sepia, Spain, Toned
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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2012 - 7:34 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Andrew,

Good shot from a great POV, well done.

I know it was a grey and murky day but you can add a touch to that fantastic background by going into "Levels" and adjusting the midtones slightly. Keep your eye on the background until you get it as you like then using a layer mask and black brush remove the effect from the foreground.

You could also try doing the same in "Curves", I would suggest keeping the foreground as it is and just a slight bit of alteration to the background.

Take care
Martin

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Andrew_Hurley
7 May 2012 - 11:56 PM

May thanks for taking the time to upload a modification, I realised the picture had potential but wasn't too sure how to hold back the shadow areas whilst darkening the highlights. You've done a great job; I don't tend to use layer masks, something I should really learn; I've been using photoshop long enough!

I'll your comments onboard,

Thanks once again,

Andrew.

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 7:23 AM

Andrew,

I'm guessing you know that your layer masks are at the bottom of the layer pallet and that a Black brush acts as an eraser and a white brush put's back what's just been erased. If you have a black and white circle at the bottom of your layer pallet click on this and you can select levels that way, this automatically comes up with a layer mask.

Keep practicing Andrew, what harm can you do to a copy Wink

Take care
Martin

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Andrew_Hurley

Hi Martin,

I seem to have managed many years without using layer masks, I really should give them a go, like you say, what harm can it do experimenting on a copy! Thanks for your advice, I'll have a go tonight!

Andrew.

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HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
23 May 2012 - 7:47 PM

Just have a look at your PF, great .I notice you have a few images from Spain[my coun try]. I do like the vieu of the Sierra Morena mountains. Very contrast light, as I well know.
Than's for your comments of my image of Frigiriana[near Nerja].
Elena.

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