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By aniamoore
Hi all, the title is...rust, rusty bolt!!! I downloaded this image exactly how I found it!!! Any tips for better one?????????? Thanx Wink

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Tibetan 5 3 England
1 Jul 2012 1:06PM
Now who would make a photo of a rusty nut and bolt! you did and so would I if I'd seen it nice one I like that, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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mhfore 10 6 176 England
1 Jul 2012 1:53PM
Hi Ania,

There's a lot of intrest to some photographer's when they come across rust Grin and why not, there is a lot of texture to capture.

Ania you can very easily make this image stronger with a couple of simple alterations in your software. If you use PS/Elements etc first make a copy then turn the copy to black & white. Next go into your "Blend Modes" (top of your layer pallet) and select "Overlay" which will give it a hard look and reduce the strength (opacity) until you get the effect you like. Next go to "Levels" and make the midtones stronger by moving the middle pointer on the slider very slightly to the right or select the option from the default box.

Posted a mod with these adjustments.

Take care
Irishkate Plus
7 41 110 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 12:30AM
If you choose to keep it colour, I'd suggest going into saturation
and select the reds and vamp it up a bit.
Both colours are on the same tones. One needs to be stronger than the other
I think! Also it's just a little bit too centralised.
paulbroad 10 123 1177 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 9:04AM
I've done a quick mod but not easy on 600 pixel images. A good basic idea but it has no impact. The histogram shows a reasonably balanced image but it can be lifted. You do not need complex editing - just increase the density a little, boost the contrast and, above all, sharpen. Images like this must be pin sharp.

Jestertheclown 8 7.6k 252 England
2 Jul 2012 9:14AM
I had a go at this too.
I shan't bother with a mod. but a straightforward tweak using just curves lifts it a good deal.
Focus_Man 7 481 631 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 5:01PM
This picture gives a lot of room for thought – like what is it? At first glance this seems more like a ‘coachbolt’ than a nut and bolt. But then you start to think that what we are looking at - is in fact a nut and a washer and not in fact just a bolt?
This rust theme is now in full swing, but like a lot of such pictures, very often something more than the basic rust will be needed. Here you do have the full range of rust, the fastening device, the material being secured, what more could you ask for?
All I can think off is more texture by levels adjustments after taking the picture stopped down at least one stop from the maximum you have used.

mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
4 Jul 2012 6:30PM
A fine bit of rust here.
I do not go for a lot of tweaking and stuff for my shots.
Just a little added contrast and saturation needed here perhaps.
A fine effort though.

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