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By Suehh
After my upload of this image, this is for those who can show me a better way I have just uploaded only the original capture this time. I look forward to seeing you mods and having our opinions. Sue x

Tags: Landscape and travel

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2010 8:58PM
wonderful colour and detail sue cracking comp nice one Wink

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colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
17 Feb 2010 9:18PM
As per the original a grand composition and capture I have done two mods , in both cases highlights and cloned the car and yellow lines out in one aged the image in nero in the other used the levels in lightroom to sharpen and highlights and shadows .... Colin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Feb 2010 9:25PM
Hi Susan,
Had a shot at a mod. - not sure what you'll make of it. I though it best to try and remove anything that obviously smacked of the 20th/21st. Century. I should also have cloned out the TV aerials - just realised I had forgotten them. Sorry!
Suehh 9 39 6 England
17 Feb 2010 9:33PM
Thank you Colin and Ronnie - it is defo better without the car and the brick building at the end of the road just adds depth to the capture - whereas I had removed it in my upload. I do like the vivid colours of the buildings in this street and would prefer they are kept, although Colin's desaturated mod is interesting.

What I really want to know is ...... how do you make the changes so quickly? Takes me ages and then I give up most of the time and simply post the original more or less as it came out of the camera - you are so clever! x
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
17 Feb 2010 9:35PM
Practice and more practice I spent so long on my first attempts and nine times out of ten binned them and started again, once you have the basis then subtle changes are relatively easy... also you need a good image to start with , and you certainly provided that Colin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Feb 2010 9:37PM
Hi Susan, I'll send you a PM explaining what I did, probably in the middle of the night when my customary insomnia kicks in. Regards, Ronnie.
(PS. Do you have Photoshop Elements 6? R.)
Suehh 9 39 6 England
17 Feb 2010 9:39PM
Thank you gentlemen! xx
Suehh 9 39 6 England
17 Feb 2010 9:44PM
Ronnie - No I have paint shop pro photo x2 and NX Capture and something called painter essentials (which I don't use at all!) My lovely grandson said he would do a copy of CS4 for me but I am still waiting! Best not ask any questions! x I can usually figure out what to do in psp though if I am told the instructions for photoshop - though I ps is probably better than psp. x
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
17 Feb 2010 10:20PM
Hi Sue,
Got the message!
I've uploaded a mod. with all the relevant tweaks explained beneath.
As Colin has said, you've provided a good image to begin with which is half the battle.
I carried mine out as soon as I saw your message and before I realised that Colin and Ronnie had already done theirs so it's fortunate that i took a slightly different route to either of them!
If you're moving up to Photoshop, (I've got CS2 which I used here) you'll find it an enormous learning curve. I've never used CS4 although I'd love to have the opportunity but I imagine it will be even more challenging than CS2.
Anyway, I hope the mod meets with your approval!
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
17 Feb 2010 10:20PM
Some really great mods here, I would not shout to loud about the copy of you know what. - gary
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
17 Feb 2010 10:26PM
A great images and some wonderful mods to go with it.
7 10 10 England
17 Feb 2010 11:29PM
It was just the modern bit and pieces, mainly the car, and when that is taken away it's a lovely image.
mudge Plus
14 234 75 England
17 Feb 2010 11:55PM
Five mods uploaded
Hope you approve / like
mudge Plus
14 234 75 England
17 Feb 2010 11:57PM
PS All five versions have TV arieals cloned out!!!!
mudge Plus
14 234 75 England
18 Feb 2010 12:46AM
TV aerials as well LOL !!!!!!!
Suehh 9 39 6 England
18 Feb 2010 10:13AM
Hello fellow EPHers. I am in the office now but will have a good look at all the mods when I am at home tonight. Really looking foward to seeing them - but I had better get on and do what I am paid for! Spk soon. Sue x
stephenscott 7 8 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2010 11:06AM
Great shot sue,Thin the only thing i would dois remove the car from the image,like most have done in there mods..

Suehh 9 39 6 England
18 Feb 2010 7:04PM
The mods are all great. You are all right when you say the car needs to go. And, Mudge, yes I do like and approve. Your versions with no TV aerials give the street a whole new look. (perhaps the property owners should take up photography and join this site, then they would not have time to watch TV and could take their aerials down!) Jester's mod with the lovely line free roadway is lovely and love the grainy look to that one.

Colins's mods are smashing but like his coloured one best (Lavenham is full of wonderful colour and it whats makes the place) Ronnie- love them all and thank you for the ideas and inspiration, and your time and efforts and kindness.

~And Gary, did I say "copy" - a slip of the fingers on the old keyboard!

Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
18 Feb 2010 8:09PM
We aim to please Sue!
If you ever need some help, just ask.
paulbroad 9 116 1063 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2010 8:22PM
A perfectly good technical exercise, but you really cannot live with a modern car and road markings in such an obvious record image. Simple cropping gets rid of most problems, then a little cloning does the rest.

Elements does a perfectly good job as does PSP with all the necessary tools at sensible legal prices. I use CS3, which cost an arm and two legs, but which is really not necessary for most photography. it also has a steep learning curve.

To get a really good image here, you needed a bit of dramatic lighting in the first place - not always on order.

riprap007 12 1.6k 37 England
19 Feb 2010 8:29PM
I think the car is essential in this along with the curve of the curb, hence the mod
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Apr 2010 11:25AM
I can remember visiting this delightful place a few years ago on a coach holiday of 'Constable Country'. It's always a shame that someone parks their car right in view of such a beautiful scene. Very nicely captured, though, Sue - car or no car!
TrevB Smile

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