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The Ruins Of St Marys

By capto  
Another image from the ruined church at Little Chart. Converted with PS B&W tools and quite a lot of dodge & burn.

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ErictheViking 4 124 102 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 8:46PM
Sorry to say but the sky is almost the same as the ruins and it is really flat. I know your possibly trying to create a moody atmosphere but in this case it hasn't worked.

I would suggest going back to the colour original and use the quick select tool to isolate the sky or the ruins etc and use levels and the contrast controls to create more depth in the image.

I've made these mistakes a few times and its only with experimenting I've found how to create the effect I've been looking for.

Hope you don't mind my comments but with the sky lifted and the contrast improved this could be a really atmospheric image.

Eric

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
23 Nov 2012 9:28PM
love the ligt coming through the doorway...yes, the sky is a problem, but it looks very dark anyway..did you apply a graduated filter? as it looks as though it gets darker as you move towards the top of the frame
capto Plus
4 4.1k 8 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 10:44AM

Quote:Love the ligt coming through the doorway...yes, the sky is a problem, but it looks very dark anyway..did you apply a graduated filter? as it looks as though it gets darker as you move towards the top of the frame


Thanks for your's and Eric's comments I love to get others views, great food for thought. I don't think there is any right or wrong, just different. My aim was to to keep everything except the light through the door hitting the gravestone just visible , but not distracting. The sky is an addition as I thought the original one too bland and distracting. I am posting the original unaltered file for anyone to play with.
Please keep the comments and suggestions coming.

ivor

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