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Thanks for all the help and advice on my last upload after taking on board all you comments i was able to advance my use of Photoshop and obtain this result. I must admit I chose a fairly easy shot to work on.

version 1
I have added more canvas to the top and added more sky using the clone stamp.
removed an unwanted post from the foreground.
Adjusted the exposure using levels, adjusted contrast and saturation and a final crop.

version 2
the original shot

all critique welcome its the only way to learn

steve

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 18-200
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Apr 2010 - 10:27 AM
Focal Length:76mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Portrait
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Volcanoes
Username:STEVELIN STEVELIN
Uploaded:4 Feb 2012 - 11:00 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 11:06 AM

I think you have done a top class job, Steve, with an excellent result. Carol

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 11:17 AM

thanks carol.

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Lynamick
Lynamick  12 United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 12:07 PM

Hi,
You are learning very well. Just one thing in you version one you have added extra sky by cloning. Thi has left you with a layered effect in the clouds. You might like to think about copiing part of the sky then flipping it over before adding it to your image. I have put up a mod of version 2 to show you what I am talking about. I have only altered the sky.
Ihope that this helps
Michael

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 12:34 PM

hi micheal how do you flip it over?

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Lynamick
Lynamick  12 United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 1:58 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi,
Capture the piece of sky that you want to use, on you sky I used the rectangulat marquee tool. Copy it and paste it , you will now have a piece of sky with a bounding box around it. Using the move tool place it just outside one of the corners of the box, as you start to move it away you will see the arrow change from a straight to a bent arrow. If you hold down your left mouse key you can then drag the sky round until it is facing the other way. Once its in the right place you can then settle it in by adjusting the join with the clone tool.
Give it a try. Photoshop takes a lot of time to understand but any time that you spend learning will be well rewardedwith time saved later. Having said that I am of the old school that believes that it is better to get the image right in both your mind and camera first.
Michael

Last Modified By Lynamick at 4 Feb 2012 - 1:58 PM

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banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 3:07 PM

You can also: Edit>Transform>rotate> flip horizontal to do this.

Youve done a good job with this Steve, it works well, and you will lean a little more with Michaels feedback.



Willie

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STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 3:11 PM

thanks Michelle and Willie i give it a go

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 4:59 PM

The work you have done on the photo to minimise the foreground, take out the post and adjust the exposure is fine. I'm not sure it is necessary to extend the sky though. It is quite highly saturated and looks a bit unnatural and overpowering for the shot. An alternative would be just to crop somewhere above the hills and go for a letterbox format. it does leave you with the horizon going through the middle but I'm not sure it matters much.

Best wishes

Catherine

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 5:58 PM

V1 is far better than the original, but I wouldn't have added sky, i would have cropped right down to just above mountain tops. Shows how views differ!

It's a good job you had the figure there because, for me, someone who is not a landscape photographer, there is nothing very dramatic in the image. This is where things become subjective - unless the scene is very impressive indeed, you need some dramatic lighting or weather conditions to lift the image - for me.

paul

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STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 10:41 PM

thanks catherine.

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STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 10:42 PM

thanks paul.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2012 - 11:39 AM

Nice one Steve,

Its great when this sort of thing works out,,nice job,
Sunday week ?

Aidan,,

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