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I was trying to get the feel of the cold war era by de-saturating and giving this a cold feel. All your ideas and advice would be much appreciated.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A500
Lens:Sony Kit Lens 18-55mm f3.5/5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Vulcan
Username:Phillb Phillb
Uploaded:8 Sep 2011 - 7:32 AM
Tags:Aircraft, Architecture
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wrinkles
wrinkles e2 Member 5349 forum postswrinkles vcard United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 - 11:09 AM

A tad to dark for me,otherwise it's brilliant.Wink

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Andy_Cundell
8 Sep 2011 - 2:07 PM

I agree with wrinkles, brilliant image of this 'old lady'.

I think the darkness of the sky is very atmospheric and really gives the photograph a true meaning of the sinister role of a Vulcan Bomber, after all, it's a warplane. I'm not sure if I could make the adjustement I would like to see (limited photoshop knowledge and at work at the moment and cant remember photoshop buttons!) but I would lighten the foreground a little upto the wings of the plane.

Great photo!

Andy

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Phillb
Phillb  4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 - 3:15 PM

I didnt realise that i left that out sorry. Thanks for all your comments they have really helped

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Phillb
Phillb  4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 - 4:04 PM

I uploaded a Mod! I tried to lighten without destroying the eery sky. Would love to know what you all think. Cheers

Phill

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Andy_Cundell
8 Sep 2011 - 5:00 PM

I also uploaded a mod now I'm at home!

I slightly changed the exposure by +0.87, slightly increased the brightness, lowered the contrast by 1, added a cooling filter then blew all that out by changing the colour curves slightly!

It is a bleedin good photo you've taken!!

Andy

Last Modified By Andy_Cundell at 8 Sep 2011 - 5:03 PM

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81102 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2011 - 6:49 PM

Real nice pov.

Assuming you have ps , you could "lift" the exposure with this simple workflow.

1. Dupe background
2. Change duped background blend mode to "screen"
3 .Adjust opacity of step 2 to suit mood.

The mod I slapped , duped your screen layer twice . Add a mask or reduce opacity to suit.

Just an alternative to using a heavy slap on effect like Topaz or just using the exposure slider in ps which would have blown the skies to get that f.g working.

Moody image

Last Modified By Eviscera at 8 Sep 2011 - 6:51 PM

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ams99 Junior Member 365 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2011 - 6:51 PM

Great image and Frank's mod is my favourite.

Is there a way of bringing more detail / brightness to the re-fuelling nozzle (I assume that's what it is)

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Jestertheclown
8 Sep 2011 - 11:27 PM


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Is there a way of bringing more detail / brightness to the re-fuelling nozzle

I've very quickly modded the whole image using the shadows/highlights tool, push all three shadows sliders as far as possible to the right and that's brought out a little more definition in it.
Obviously it's wrecked the rest of it but applied selectively it would be an improvement. There's not a lot of detail to be had, some rivets and shadows and if I was to try for a bit longer, I think I could find a little more detail in it but not very much.

I've produced a number of images fairly recently in which I've gone for this kind of effect and with all of them I've overdone it, only realising how good they could look when someone's pointed it out to me so, upon close inspection, my pick of the mods. has to be Eviscera's.
There's a lot of detail hiding in those shadows and I think that the image benefits from a more selective/subtle approach to lifting it than just increasing the light/brightness in one sweep of the slider.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 8 Sep 2011 - 11:28 PM

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