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By ian_w
The church from the town my parents live in.

Taken at the beginning of February. The weather wasn't very good at the time, so I had a go at replacing the sky.

Let me know what you think, as I'm not sure about the sky.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: pinkpixel, nomisco, A Booth

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pinkpixel 16 53
3 Mar 2005 4:29AM
Great photo. very atmospheric.
digicammad 17 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2005 4:53AM
I like the composition, with the cross dominant in the foreground. The sky really doesn't work though, the colour looks totally artificial against the natural tones of the rest of the shot. The tree branches also show halos from the original background.

Rather than playing with the sky how about turning the original shot into b&w and giving it strong contrasts, I think that would work.

ian_w 16 22 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2005 3:27PM
Thanks for that, I'll have a go at black and white. Not sure how I'll work the strong contrasts, any tips on how appreciated!
digicammad 17 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2005 1:17AM
Hi Ian. Whichever software you use should have a contrast adjuster and/or a curves tool. The contrast adjuster may be on the same screen as the brightness adjuster and they are both likely to be sliders. Simply move the slider to the right until you get the contrast you want, then adjust the brightness slightly if necessary.

If you are feeling brave enough to use the curves tool you can get much finer control. There are threads on this site about using curves and there is an excellent short tutorial on Luminous Landscapes.

ian_w 16 22 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2005 1:30AM
Cool, thanks for that, I'll check it out. Your help, very much appreciated. I'm only a beginner at this sort of stuff!
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2005 3:22AM
click for good attempt - the sky looks OK but the lower darkened tombstones look too dark in this image.
Good photo, maybe haven should be a little dark (I know English, but not to good)

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