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Fleetwood Wreck, my version

By olmeister6  
Having seen a recent post I was inspired to take a look myself. I played with numerous angels and will post if you like this one.

Tags: Lancashire Fishing boat Wrecks Hulk Landscape and travel Fleetwood Marsh

Voters: mike9005, SauliusR, Saastad and 11 more


annettep38 9 219 42 Germany
30 Jun 2019 6:55PM
It is an interesting subject and a good angle.

I am not sure about the angles though, I suppose you mean the bright halo around the wreck.
Find that quite distracting.
Could you possibly post a version with just the levels and contrast a bit enhanced and no angels?
Owdman Plus
4 6 14 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2019 7:08PM
Hi Ian,
Good image, but I find the halo effect quite marked and I'd have straightened the horizon. I'd have also been tempted to do a monochrome version.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 67 Norway
30 Jun 2019 7:41PM
Unfortunately, there are two basic errors here. One with the composition and one with processing.
You have taken an image that has a lot of potential, but have been a bit too keen in your processing.

Composition-wise, you should always check your horizon before pressing the shutter. The horizon is way off. But this can be easily corrected in post if needed, but it's good practice to get it as right as possible in camera.
I would crop slightly on the right to lose those black areas sticking in from the frame - again, easily done in post.

The major problem though is the over-use of effects resulting in that very obvious halo round the boat. Pushing the sliders too far to the right causes this, as does choosing, for example, HDR effects.
If you have used the brush tool to paint over the boat then it needs to be done with a lot more care to avois painting outside the actual area you want to enhance.

This is well worth another attempt - go back to the original file and start again. You'll be pleasantly surprised how much better the result will be with a bit less processing.
Look forward to seeing a 'revised' version.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 6:49AM
Great boatabilia shot !!
Isabel GrinGrin
1 Jul 2019 5:20PM
Thank you all for the comments, I will re submit with less playing around.TongueWink

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