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Lake Garda Sunset

By Lulukirk
Taken with my old Camera: Captured these two little ones viewing the beautiful sunsetting. I have not altered anything in photoshop, i didn't think it needed any enhaning, looks level to me but i will let my Ephotozine friends be the critiques.Wink

Kind regards
Lulu Smile

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Comments


paulbroad 8 114 1033 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:39AM
This has great potential. Super composition but the sky is just a tad too bright. Either darken it or crop most of it off, the former preferably. I think it should be possible.

Paul

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Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:49AM
It is an attractive shot but I would be tempted to crop off some of the sky, perhaps just below that bit of purple colour fringing. Your comment about level, to me is appears to have a slight slope down to the left.

Frank
5 Jan 2013 11:29AM
Thanks Paul and Frank I've uploaded a modification: i've cropped and darkened. unsure how to staighten the slope to the left so left it or would it make a big difference if it was straightened?

Kind regards
Lulu x Grin
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 1:10PM

Quote:Thanks Paul and Frank I've uploaded a modification: i've cropped and darkened. unsure how to staighten the slope to the left so left it or would it make a big difference if it was straightened?

Kind regards
Lulu x Grin



What software are you using?

Frank
5 Jan 2013 4:35PM
I'm using Adobe photoshop CS but still trying to find my way round it! i have got paint shop pro which i need to re download onto my computer which i am more used to.
Lulu x
pamelajean Plus
10 958 1818 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 6:07PM
In PaintshopPro, go to the menu down the left side, choose the Straighten Tool. Mode: Auto. Check "crop image". Place the line on your horizon. Zoom in close in order to get more accuracy. Check the Apply box (green arrow). Done.
Pamela.
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3457 Canada
5 Jan 2013 8:40PM
Its basically a very nice shot Louise. This format, which the Casio is capable of is 16:9, and is a long and narrow image.

The presence of the bright sky in the first place is what gave you the darker foreground, which is an attractive part of the shot. Two kids gazing over the lake at sunset, - very romantic.

Level is something to be carful of when you are dealing with a lake, and the absence of a reliable reference for horizontal or vertical. The side of a lake can curve, making the image appear a little off; and that wooden post cant be used as a vertical. In my mod its so close to be negligible. if I use the lake edge as a horizontal reference, I would agree with Frank, but I dont trust the reference.

Anyway, - your mod is very good, - improved a lot.

I have uploaded three variations. First crops to an 8 X 10 format; next is the original 16:9, with the brightness toned down and sharpened a little; last is mod2 with some of the foreground shadow lifted so its a little lighter in the foreground. Nice eye for a good shot. If only she had leaned over and kissed him! In all shots, Ive placed the kids on a third, and they are the focal point of the shot, not the lake, - thats the setting.

Photoshop CS, - does it have a version number, or simply CS? Either way, the fifth too from the top on the left toolbar, - right click it and you see see the ruler tool; select it and draw a line accross a horizon, or down a vertical; then Image>Rotate>arbitrary>ok. Later versions of CS, when you draw the live, there a straighten option that pops up.



Hope this helps,




Regards



Willie
6 Jan 2013 11:48AM
Thank you Willi and Pam for your great advice and modifications, will practice a liitle more.
Kind regards
Lulu Smile

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