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25 Mar 2013 10:49AM
Hi Everyone,

I've uploaded an original image in the Critique Gallery of a shot I took during my recent adventure trip down the River Ganges. I really like the image but my processing skills (or lack of them) are letting me down.


This is one of the shots of my India adventure that I'd like to print onto canvas, but I'm frustrated that I'm not processing the image in the best way. ErictheViking gave me a good idea to ask for advice and mods from members. Any ideas and interpretations would be much appreciated.

5 days before I left for India I was told I had kidney cancer..........it was a massive shockSad! I'm going into hospital tomorrow morning to have part of my kidney removed and will be home in about 10 days time, and will then have about 3 months off work - great......loads of time to work on my processing skills and hopefully produce some images to printGrin!

Thanks for all of your help and advice and I'll respond to any mods and advice when I'm back home.

Elaine x GrinGrin

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arhb Plus
10 3.3k 68 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 1:46PM
Sorry to hear about you kidney cancer Elaine.
Wishing you a speedy recovery with plenty of time for some photoshop fun Smile
StrayCat Plus
13 18.5k 3 Canada
25 Mar 2013 6:11PM
Wishing you a speedy recovery Elaine.

Thanks Guys.Looking on the bright side - lots of free time to while away..thank goodness for Ephotozine Grin
26 Mar 2013 2:45AM
Sorry to hear your news Elaine.. I hope they get everything sorted for you and your back on your feet soon.

As for your image its damn good as is.. maybe just import it into adobe camera raw and add a touch more contrast and a little bit on the blacks slider, just to give it a little more punch and a touch more glassiness to the water.
But I wouldnt do anything major to it, as said its damn good as is and I'd be happy to have it on my wall.
Tricia Plus
12 325 Ireland
26 Mar 2013 12:00PM
Sorry to hear your news Elaine, we all wish you a very speedy recovery.
Thanks Tricia and everyone at Epz and also magicaxeman. Still in hospital. Your messages cheered me up. Maybe home Mon/tues xx
cattyal Plus
12 8.2k 6 England
29 Mar 2013 6:28PM
You can use the time to plan your next trip to some exotic location - I've enjoyed reading your blog!

Hope you're up and about soon!
14 Apr 2013 12:35PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm back home from hospital after a 17 day stay, minus 25% of my left kidney and a 15" scar across my middle (my bikini wearing days are definitely over!Sad). Waiting for confirmation, (as I refuse to contemplate any other outcome), that I'm in the clear and can get on with the rest of my life.

I've got to say I was cared for by an ACE team of staff at all levels at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals............Long Live Our National Health Service.

Thanks to everyone who has offered mods and suggestions on my image.....it was great to see the messages when I finally got home - it cheered me upGrin

Also I was delighted to find I'd won the photo month "morning" competition for one of my shots taken on the River Ganges as the sun rose, and waiting for me on my return was a fantastic Alta Pro Tripod. I can't wait to get mobile again, (stuck in bed most of the time at the moment), and try out my new gear. Thank you very much everyone at Ephotozine GrinGrin

Thanks for all of your good wishes everyone - I'm looking forward to indulging in my photography obsession again.


Elaine x
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
14 Apr 2013 1:27PM
Good to hear your on the mend Elaine, here's hoping your full recovery is swift and hassle free!
saltireblue Plus
7 7.1k 33 Norway
14 Apr 2013 2:39PM
That's excellent news, Elaine - both on the health front and the award!
Let''s hope the positive news keeps coming.Smile

Jestertheclown 8 7.6k 252 England
14 Apr 2013 3:16PM
Great news Elaine.
Thanks Ade, Malcolm and Bren,

Your good wishes are much appreciated. GrinGrinGrin
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 4:59PM
Great to hear you are back and on the road to recovery. And congratulations on the award as well.
Lynx08 9 1.2k Scotland
15 Apr 2013 5:01PM
Hi Elaine, just happened on you post, sorry to hear you've been in hospital. Positive outlook s always the best bet. Good luck and hope you can join the MNC from bed!


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