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I could use some help with this photo, which I took yesterday when I was out playing with my wifes DSLR. Theres a strange colour cast in part of the picture - about a third from the right, partly on the water and partly on the reeds and grasses. Im not a very experienced PS user, and would like some suggestions as to what to do with it. Also, Im not completely happy with part of the sky - the "empty" part just above the dyke, on the right. Any suggestions for improvement are quite welcome, and so are modifications. Thanks in advance!

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Kit Lens
Recording media:Digital
Title:Dyke Dawn
Username:conrad conrad
Uploaded:26 Jan 2005 - 12:33 AM
Tags:Dawn, Dyke, Holland, Landscape / travel, The netherlands
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FlaminFingers
26 Jan 2005 - 12:35 AM

amazing looking scene
well captured
the mood to me feels light and warm
makes me wanna be there right now,
well done
ADz

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022911 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2005 - 12:58 AM

Mornin' Conrad.

I quite like this. That 'cast' comes from the fact that frost and water will pick up colour refelctions from the sky and I think it was simply that, it fell in the blue/red part of the spectrum, and not a true magenta. Anyway I took it out. I deepened your blank part of the sky, but only very slightly as although as you say, it's empty, it still retains some colour. So although I've posted a mod - it's a very subtle mod.

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2005 - 1:02 AM

Hey, thanks Keith, that comes pretty close to what I had in mind. Good job!

Conrad

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vaughar
vaughar  10242 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jan 2005 - 1:19 AM

I like it, even without the very slight tweaks that Keith has provided.
Rob

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jan 2005 - 1:22 AM

Had a little play,but i dont think it worked,prefer yours Conrad.

Andy...

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riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2005 - 1:27 AM

now here's a challenge! Looks fine image to me on first viewing, but will attempt a mod, (best way of getting to understand an image IMO)

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conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2005 - 1:32 AM

Thanks, Andy and John, for the modifications. Interesting to see the variety of options, although the differences are not too great. I love this modification option in e2, I find it really helpful. Thanks giving this a go!

Conrad

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conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2005 - 2:35 AM

Nicholas, thanks for your mod, too. I really have to start understanding that layers thing in PhotoShop better... Smile

Conrad

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jan 2005 - 2:56 AM

This is lovely Conrad and interesting to see the modifications too.

Cheers for the comment on my grainy tulip pic, I've taken it down as it really did look too dark, will repost later.

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conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2005 - 3:09 AM

Melanie, thanks - and Im looking forward to your repost...

Adam, thanks for your comment, too. You really deserve your user name, you were quick as lightning in commenting!

Conrad

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AdrianTurner
26 Jan 2005 - 4:11 PM

Hi Conrad, had a little go as follows:- made duplicate layer, isolated problem area with lasso tool, used Image>Adjustments>Replace Colour using the Select Tool on the area near the far bank and then picking a Replacement colour from an area of water with no cast, changed layer blending mode to Colour, adjusted Opacity to suit, merged layers. Repeated these steps for the remainder of the problem area. If you do this repeatedly, concentrating on smaller areas, a more satisfactory result can be reached.

Personaly I like this as you have posted.

Adrian.


P.S. didn't have a go at the 'Empty Area' as I didn't fully read your request.

P.P.S. Just noticed Pete's comments in the forum topic you posted, almost how I've done it. :0)

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conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2005 - 1:30 AM

Adrian, thanks for taking the time to make the modification and explaining it step by step. I hadnt even found the Replace Colour in PS yet - I was wondering why it didnt do that, but apparently it does. Smile Very helpful instructions, Ill try them out myself!

Conrad

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jimbo_t  11959 forum posts England
27 Jan 2005 - 4:28 PM

Great colours in the sky. If you cannot remove the cast just crop into a sky panorama.
Jim

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jan 1  10 Netherlands
28 Jan 2005 - 4:10 AM

Very nice evening view of this landscape, Conrad.
I'm not a PS user myself. I've studied the mods, and must say, a lot is possible.
Think i like John's mods, best.

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conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 8:34 AM

Errr... actually it was early morning, Jan. Smile) But thanks for your comment anyway. Yes, theres a lot of choice in mods, isnt there. I think theyre great. Long live e2!

Conrad

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