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05/09/2012 - 5:40 PM

Moon Over Marazion

Moon Over MarazionLike this a lot Bill - nice processing too!

Have you tried one with a bit of "artistic licence" on the size of the moon? Just think you could make it a touch more prominent in the frame to allow for the wide angle as I can now reveal I did with this one - worth a try

Cheers
Paul
30/01/2012 - 7:07 PM

Evensong

EvensongWorking well Bill!

be tempted to clone out that red reflection bottom left - draws the eye a tad, other than that - smashing!

Got you another CC in green by the way Smile

Rgds
Paul
10/09/2011 - 9:58 AM

Wheal Coates

Wheal CoatesHopefully you are sober enough to take this in now Tim Wink

If you go to View and then Gamut Warning in Photoshop (Shift+Ctrl+Y) you will be able to see the areas that are over saturated - they will be hi-lighted in grey. Then you need to add a Hue/Saturation Layer - Click on the small pointed finger icon next to master and your picker should turn into an eye dropper. Click on the image in the grey area and "master" box should change to the colour that is oversaturated ie. if you are in the sky area it will be the blues. Then all you have to do is reduce the saturation until all of the grey disappears. You may have to do this a few times in different areas of the image, as it's the yellows that are boosting your greens. As you've done it on an adjustment layer you can then adjust the opacity if you think things have become too desaturated.

Hope this helps

Rgds
Paul
08/06/2011 - 9:12 PM

Trebarwith summer

Trebarwith summerLittle tip for you on this one Jerry, had to do it on a couple of mine(not posted yet) - because of the wide angle, Gull Rock is slanting to the left a bit. Try duplicating the layer, drawing a simple rectangular marque around the rock and selecting transform then skew. drag the middle handle a bit to the right and she'll straighten up nicely!

Nice shot by the way!

Rgds
Paul
07/04/2011 - 2:05 PM

...and waiting.

...and waiting.Tiny bit of filter holder creep John top corners. Try filling the areas with "content aware" if you have CS5 - other than that - superb!

Rgds
Paul
07/04/2011 - 12:42 PM

Sea's Whisper II

Sea's Whisper II
Quote: ...So roughly what would your work flow be on an image like this paul?

Paul

Hi Paul, I try to get as much detail into the shadow areas as possible using a variety of methods ie, shadows & highlights, contrast masking etc. I boost the saturation a tad just to make it "pop" on here. i add a very subtle vignette by duplicating the layer adding a deep curve then masking a feathered elliptical shape from the centre to reveal the layer below. Then I add a very subtle Orton just to soften things a bit and sharpen for web.

Obviously there many ways of doing the same thing in Photoshop, and there are tons of plugins available, but I am trying more and more to just use what Photoshop has already got. For example until literally a couple of days ago I used to use Nik Colour Effex to bring out the detail using the Tonal Contrast feature, but found it too HDR like and "Inky" - I haven't used it on my last few uploads and feel they look a lot more natural.

Hope this helps
Paul
06/01/2011 - 12:13 PM

Betwys Garmon - Llyn Cwelln

Betwys Garmon - Llyn CwellnNicely done Andy, I do wonder though whether cloning out the light part of the sky (content aware fill if using CS5) would let one focus more on the lovely water detail. I do find the light patch draws my eye a little?

Rgds
Paul
28/09/2009 - 6:48 PM

constructive critique

constructive critiqueHad a quick play with a mod - hope it helps!

Rgds
Paul
16/09/2009 - 11:32 AM

Simply Saltburn

Simply SaltburnFantastic large Chant!

Might i be so bold as to suggest a thin lightish keyline would really help sell this, as the dark against the black background is a little lost. When you click the image to view the large you'll see a thin blue outline, this should give you an indication of what I'm trying to say.

Superb work though!
Rgds
Paul
31/08/2009 - 3:00 PM

The Globe

The GlobeI like the treatment in the foreground Luis, but in this case I think the sky and sea would be better with a slight curves tweak. The dark patches in the sea tend to hold my eye rather than the globe. Maybe worth doing a blend of the two? Nicely composed though!

Rgds
Paul
29/08/2009 - 12:29 PM

Heather on a mountainside

Heather on a mountainsideHi Ken did you use an ND Grad on this or is it an exposure blend?

If the later, you may want to change your brush size on the mask to get right to the edges of the blend to loose the obvious darkening at the tops of the rocks. It just looks a bit unnatural. I wasn't there, so if was like this, then please disregard the above Smile

Rgds
Paul
10/08/2009 - 6:31 PM

Dangerous Mind

Dangerous MindDone well here Bill great natural looking shot!

Any chance of pulling out a bit more catch-light in the eyes with subtle dodging? - think it would just take it to another level.

Cheers
Paul
19/01/2009 - 11:37 AM

Mewstone

MewstoneThis is very good Ian, just be careful with the old sea spray though.

There are a few dubious light patches in and around the trees and hil on the right. Always worth checking before shootinG. David Clapp gave me a tip, and that is to use cafe type napkins, they absorb the water well without smearing or scratching.

There's nothing more frustrating than sea spray, as more often than not, it's not until you go to process the file that you notice it, especially the really fine stuff.

All that said, the mood and atmosphere created by the long exposure is spot on!

Rgds
Paul