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Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim

By canonfan46  
I had this one up before but have reworked it again to see if I could get it better.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4177 Canada
4 Oct 2011 8:07PM
Hello John.

Ive looked through your portfolio to find the original that you worked with, but couldnt find it. I was interested in what you though needed to be improved.

This type of shot is outside you normal focus, and its a nice image overall. there are a few areas visible by the left of the castle where theres evidence of some work you had been doing.

I find that the shot is light on contrast, - in that the blackest point in the shot is not completely black, so perhaps you were intending to light the castle detail a little (a guess)

I brought black back to where it needed to be, which darkened the overall image, and gave it a lot more contrast with deeper colours. The presence of the very bright sun, though covered by light cloud can be addressed by placing some more cloud over it by copy and paste process and adjust opacity.

I personally prefer the castle to appear darker, - its more of a silhouette. the final point I would address is sharpness, and Ive added a little to the mod. Always check your re sized image for sharpness before you upload t, as file compression can make it look soft.


canonfan46 11 1.1k United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 9:15PM
Thanks Willie for a very helpful critique.

Sorry, I deleted the original as I dident think I should have two images the same posted, but I now see the point in leaving it there.

Your mod appears to have only minor adjustments but the result is vastly different and much better.
I wish I had the ability to see things they you experts do. Ah well, maybe some day.

Thanks again, and I am now going to try and replicate your mod.

banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4177 Canada
4 Oct 2011 11:01PM
John, - one important point, - get your monitor calibrated, - it can make a big difference.

To get you black = black, check this link:


canonfan46 11 1.1k United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 2:03AM
Thanks again Wille

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