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Hi all, the title is...rust, rusty bolt!!! I downloaded this image exactly how I found it!!! Any tips for better one?????????? Thanx Wink

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S5700
Lens:Fujifilm S5700
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jun 2012 - 8:22 PM
Focal Length:45.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Rust...
Username:aniamoore aniamoore
Uploaded:1 Jul 2012 - 12:46 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Landscape / travel, Rust, Sea
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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
1 Jul 2012 - 1:06 PM

Now who would make a photo of a rusty nut and bolt! you did and so would I if I'd seen it nice one I like that, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 1:53 PM

Hi Ania,

There's a lot of intrest to some photographer's when they come across rust Grin and why not, there is a lot of texture to capture.

Ania you can very easily make this image stronger with a couple of simple alterations in your software. If you use PS/Elements etc first make a copy then turn the copy to black & white. Next go into your "Blend Modes" (top of your layer pallet) and select "Overlay" which will give it a hard look and reduce the strength (opacity) until you get the effect you like. Next go to "Levels" and make the midtones stronger by moving the middle pointer on the slider very slightly to the right or select the option from the default box.

Posted a mod with these adjustments.

Take care
Martin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 12:30 AM

If you choose to keep it colour, I'd suggest going into saturation
and select the reds and vamp it up a bit.
Both colours are on the same tones. One needs to be stronger than the other
I think! Also it's just a little bit too centralised.
Kate

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 9:04 AM

I've done a quick mod but not easy on 600 pixel images. A good basic idea but it has no impact. The histogram shows a reasonably balanced image but it can be lifted. You do not need complex editing - just increase the density a little, boost the contrast and, above all, sharpen. Images like this must be pin sharp.

Paul

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Jestertheclown

I had a go at this too.
I shan't bother with a mod. but a straightforward tweak using just curves lifts it a good deal.

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 5:01 PM

This picture gives a lot of room for thought – like what is it? At first glance this seems more like a ‘coachbolt’ than a nut and bolt. But then you start to think that what we are looking at - is in fact a nut and a washer and not in fact just a bolt?
This rust theme is now in full swing, but like a lot of such pictures, very often something more than the basic rust will be needed. Here you do have the full range of rust, the fastening device, the material being secured, what more could you ask for?
All I can think off is more texture by levels adjustments after taking the picture stopped down at least one stop from the maximum you have used.

Frank

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2012 - 6:30 PM

A fine bit of rust here.
I do not go for a lot of tweaking and stuff for my shots.
Just a little added contrast and saturation needed here perhaps.
A fine effort though.
Mick.

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