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Taken of our canal looking towards Bridgwater. Storm is coming and we wait tick-tock. I'd like to have emphasised the dark sky as it reality it was darker, but have no idea how. I use Elements.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2012 - 11:29 AM
Focal Length:5.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:On, Red-eye reduction, Return not detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Storm is Coming!
Username:Mozzytheboy Mozzytheboy
Uploaded:24 Nov 2012 - 2:05 PM
Tags:General, Storm, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Nov 2012 - 2:43 PM

Great photo !

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Quote: I'd like to have emphasised the dark sky as it reality it was darker,

Use a layer mask. I believe that it's now possible in Elements.

Layers >
Adjustment layers >
Curves >
Then pull the curve downwards about a third of the way up until the sky is as moody as you'd like it. (So will everything else be but don't worry!)
Brush > Foreground set to black and run the brush over everything except the sky.
The brush will expose the unaltered layer underneath. If you go over the edge, switch the foreground to white and use the brush to touch it up.
When you're happy go to:
Layers >
Flatten and save, using your favourite method.

Hope this helps,

Bren.

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Mozzytheboy e2 Member 3550 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 9:10 PM

Thanks Bren. Will try that out tomorrow. Oh wonderful Smile

Mike

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