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That red boat again - portrait this time.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Thank you for stopping by.
Kate

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Reflections
Username:katieb katieb
Uploaded:29 Jun 2008 - 8:19 PM
Tags:Blakeney, Fishing boat, Landscape / travel, Norfolk, Red boat, Transport
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ink_weaver
29 Jun 2008 - 8:21 PM

Brilliant image. The colours are just great. Well taken.

Sharon

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NikkiW
NikkiW  733 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 - 8:21 PM

awesome clouds, great photo...
nikki

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pip01
pip01  6
29 Jun 2008 - 8:24 PM

This is a fab shot, love the colours and reflections!
Laura

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Silverzone
29 Jun 2008 - 8:25 PM

Super image, light and colour. Sylvia

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culturedcanvas
29 Jun 2008 - 8:26 PM

Very oversaturated for me and doesnt reflect your usual quality of work. In addition the red on the boat has gone very flat .. giving an almost 2d effect with no real shape retained ... if you like this processing then at least create a new layer and rework the boat .. maybe dropping the exposure a notch to retain detail.

...

Dan

Last Modified By culturedcanvas at 29 Jun 2008 - 8:27 PM

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 - 8:28 PM

this leaps out at you!!!!!!!!!!1
excellent capture

marc

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bracken_donna
29 Jun 2008 - 8:31 PM

Excellent Shot!!

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david1000
david1000  7 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 - 8:33 PM

Very nice composition. The blue sky and red boat make a great contrast.

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 - 8:33 PM

I knew this was yours even before I clicked on it.Lovely vibrant colour Kate

Sandy

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stevieasp  7 England
29 Jun 2008 - 8:38 PM

Very vibrant, nice image, Steve

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HaydnGreenow
29 Jun 2008 - 8:39 PM

A super shot, like everything about it.
Well Done
Haydn

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vagabond
vagabond  838 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2008 - 8:39 PM

Great shot. Really vivid.
jeff

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BlackNinja
29 Jun 2008 - 8:40 PM

awesome shot

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bobalot  7 England
29 Jun 2008 - 8:55 PM

top shot for me , well taken.

Rgds Bob

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gossyboy
gossyboy  6460 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 - 8:55 PM

Really nice image...........

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 - 8:56 PM

Outstanding, well done,
Mark.

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jusophine
jusophine  8104 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2008 - 9:00 PM

That red is outstanding. A beautiful shot.
Jules

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katieb
katieb  10255 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2008 - 9:04 PM

Cheers all.
@ Dan - I was doing a little bit of experimenting here, which possibly hasn't worked - the colours were there I haven't increased the saturation but I decreased the exposure to darken the image which made the colours more intense then I tone mapped the image, which is probably where I went wrong, doing this did alter the red of the boat - just experimenting which I should never do as I really don't know what I am doing not really into alot of P/Shopping. Have just looked at the original after raw conversion it is better and how I should have left it.
Thank you for your comment.
kate

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 - 10:14 PM

this is a brilliant shot,like the reflection of the red boat
dave

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User_Removed
29 Jun 2008 - 10:14 PM

Wow, stunning colours

Mark

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culturedcanvas
30 Jun 2008 - 9:09 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

[quotejust experimenting which I should never do as I really don't know what I am doing]
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Experimenting is EXACTLY what you should be doing and there's nothing wrong with uploading to get feedback. Not mentioning what you have done is also not a bad idea too ...

I had a feeling the shot was tone mapped from it's overall 'look' but wasn't totally sure. I have used this type of technique for a couple of years now .. layering over a tone mapped layer or even a full HDR shot and then masking and blending the opacity to suit.

The boat is the area that needs most work. As it has rendered 2D ... a new layer and then just using the eraser tool or a layers mask with to reveal the non tone mapped layer below would help here .. giving you the benefits of the tone mapping where you want it and less impact where you dont.

I usually do this with a soft brush set to about 20% opacity and keep working away until I have the area Im working on looking as it should.

Im sure that but including this type of technique you can improve the raw file (altho not all shots needs this element of processing of course) .... dont be put off tho!

One thing to watch with the tone mapping is that it often does make adjustments to the cast in the overall colours and can then make images look unusual.

Work the new layer with either channel mixer (to get the colours right) or convert the whole image to CMYK (in mode) ... play with the yellows, megentas etc making slight adjustments until you are happy then convert the whole file back to RGB when you think the file is looking 'right'.

Dan

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katieb
katieb  10255 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 2:04 PM

Thank you all
@ Dan Thank you for your suggestions will have a play this evening.
Kate

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evelen
evelen  9 England
11 Jul 2008 - 6:28 PM

stunning pictures eve.

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