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By asawyer
Nikon D40 with 18-55mm Nikon Lens
1/200s @ f7.1

Tags: Landscape and travel

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clicknimagine Plus
12 1.1k 105 India
16 Apr 2010 6:22AM
very nice colors here, a beautiful shot, i have uploaded a modification here,

i have used photoshop cs3 for this effect, i have converted the mode from RGB to LAB first, then i have opened the channels selecting the channel palette, and selected channel a to work with, adjusted levels, changed values to the input levels from 0 to 55 and from 255 to 200, again i have adjusted the input levels in channel b, changed the values from 0 to 50 and from 255 to 205, now i have converted the mode from LAB to RGB and adjusted the level, given value to the middle pixels from 1.00 to .83, also increased the sharpness a tad by the smart sharpening,

i have used these steps to enhance the color in such a way as not to effect the quality of the shot, and LAB mode is effective in such cases because the luminosity channel is separated from the color channels,

f9 is the sweet spot of your lens, for better result use f9 to f11, and use an object as a definite point of interest,

Hope you like it...
CathR 15 151 564 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2010 12:08PM
This is a pleasant scene Alan with the profusion of colours of the various plants and trees.

It does lack a focal point through which the eye can rest on. The people do add an extra element but unfortunately they are standing in the shadows and are very difficult to see. I have uploaded a mod for you where I have used an adjustment layer to throw a bit more light into that part of the image. Normally it is good to have a variation in light but in the interests of bringing the people more into the photo I have evened out the lighting.

It woudl be better also if they were not walking out of the photo which kind of sends the wrong signals.

While I was doing the mod I also attempted to tone down the white flowers which are overexposed and lacking in detail - have a look at your histogram. It is very difficult though to pull back overexposure with a jpeg.

I also saturated the colours a bit to bring the best out of the flowers and plants without (hopefully) overdoing it.

Hope this helps

asawyer 12 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2010 5:41PM
thanks for both comments to be fair I did question the f setting when I looked at the photo, but this was quite an early one of myne, it was auto at the time I believe :-0

I also like the extra punch on the first Mod.

Have to admit I thought about removing the stray people in the corner Smile


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