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ink_weaver 10 133 England
29 Jun 2008 8:21PM
Brilliant image. The colours are just great. Well taken.

Sharon

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NikkiW 10 33 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 8:21PM
awesome clouds, great photo...
nikki
pip01 8 14
29 Jun 2008 8:24PM
This is a fab shot, love the colours and reflections!
Laura
29 Jun 2008 8:25PM
Super image, light and colour. Sylvia
culturedcanvas 11 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 8:26PM
Very oversaturated for me and doesnt reflect your usual quality of work. In addition the red on the boat has gone very flat .. giving an almost 2d effect with no real shape retained ... if you like this processing then at least create a new layer and rework the boat .. maybe dropping the exposure a notch to retain detail.

...

Dan
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 8:28PM
this leaps out at you!!!!!!!!!!1
excellent capture

marc
Excellent Shot!!
29 Jun 2008 8:33PM
Very nice composition. The blue sky and red boat make a great contrast.
bumbleb3 10 358 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 8:33PM
I knew this was yours even before I clicked on it.Lovely vibrant colour Kate

Sandy
stevieasp 9 7 England
29 Jun 2008 8:38PM
Very vibrant, nice image, Steve
29 Jun 2008 8:39PM
A super shot, like everything about it.
Well Done
Haydn
vagabond 10 39 1 Wales
29 Jun 2008 8:39PM
Great shot. Really vivid.
jeff
29 Jun 2008 8:40PM
awesome shot
bobalot Plus
10 10 England
29 Jun 2008 8:55PM
top shot for me , well taken.

Rgds Bob
gossyboy 8 460 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 8:55PM
Really nice image...........
mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 8:56PM
Outstanding, well done,
Mark.
jusophine 10 104 1 England
29 Jun 2008 9:00PM
That red is outstanding. A beautiful shot.
Jules
katieb 12 255 4 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 9:04PM
Cheers all.
@ Dan - I was doing a little bit of experimenting here, which possibly hasn't worked - the colours were there I haven't increased the saturation but I decreased the exposure to darken the image which made the colours more intense then I tone mapped the image, which is probably where I went wrong, doing this did alter the red of the boat - just experimenting which I should never do as I really don't know what I am doing not really into alot of P/Shopping. Have just looked at the original after raw conversion it is better and how I should have left it.
Thank you for your comment.
kate
29 Jun 2008 10:14PM
this is a brilliant shot,like the reflection of the red boat
dave
User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 10:14PM
Wow, stunning colours

Mark
culturedcanvas 11 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 9:09AM
[quotejust experimenting which I should never do as I really don't know what I am doing]


Experimenting is EXACTLY what you should be doing and there's nothing wrong with uploading to get feedback. Not mentioning what you have done is also not a bad idea too ...

I had a feeling the shot was tone mapped from it's overall 'look' but wasn't totally sure. I have used this type of technique for a couple of years now .. layering over a tone mapped layer or even a full HDR shot and then masking and blending the opacity to suit.

The boat is the area that needs most work. As it has rendered 2D ... a new layer and then just using the eraser tool or a layers mask with to reveal the non tone mapped layer below would help here .. giving you the benefits of the tone mapping where you want it and less impact where you dont.

I usually do this with a soft brush set to about 20% opacity and keep working away until I have the area Im working on looking as it should.

Im sure that but including this type of technique you can improve the raw file (altho not all shots needs this element of processing of course) .... dont be put off tho!

One thing to watch with the tone mapping is that it often does make adjustments to the cast in the overall colours and can then make images look unusual.

Work the new layer with either channel mixer (to get the colours right) or convert the whole image to CMYK (in mode) ... play with the yellows, megentas etc making slight adjustments until you are happy then convert the whole file back to RGB when you think the file is looking 'right'.

Dan
katieb 12 255 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 2:04PM
Thank you all
@ Dan Thank you for your suggestions will have a play this evening.
Kate
evelen 11 5 England
11 Jul 2008 6:28PM
stunning pictures eve.

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