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Safe driving

By xwang
The photo is in camera HDR, I don't have the original RAW file only a JEPG.
I used the PS's Raw filter to darken the sky to get the picture in my mind,.. the mountain of the rubbish against the sky. This is the best I can get so far, I tried to reduce the color on the top, or put a cooling filter, but I lost the drama. I put it on the critique gallery to see if there is a better MOD.
The photo was taken in a back street of Beijing, the owner asked me why I took a photo of a pile of rubbish,.. thankful he didn't stop me.
I learnt that China has stopped taking rubbish from the western countries, I was dismayed by the amount of waste produced in daily life,..
Thanks for viewing, all MODs are welcome.

Tags: Sky Rubbish General Transport Environmental Beijing Recycling Alleyway Plastic bottle

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banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
28 Apr 2019 7:18PM
It looks quite good as it is Jasmine.

You seemed to want to darken the sky, - so I will try something.
chase Plus
16 2.4k 623 England
28 Apr 2019 8:03PM
I agree with Willie,it does look ok as you have presented it tbh. I can't believe that all that rubbish was on one vehicle, how dangerous is that ??
I will have a go at a mod for you.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 8:14PM
Good grief, this load is scary!

An image with loads of potential so I will have a little play.
xwang 13 56 8
28 Apr 2019 8:25PM
Thanks Willie for the MOD.
The problem of darkening the sky is the noise,.. I didn't know that in camera HDR couldn't handle the strong contrast light, if I knew, I might bracket it. It's always too late,...
Thanks Janet.
Oh, yeah,.. it's progressing,.. back to certain time, it could be one bicycle, tricycle, and now it's a vehicle,.. more rubbish and more dangerous!Grin
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2263 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 8:27PM
Hi, Jasmine.

I am very concerned about this type of thing and am playing my part, be it small.
This lorry looks as if it has cardboard and plastic, so it may be going for recycling.

I thought I would have a play with your picture. It's a great capture showing just how much can be piled on a vehicle at one go. Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to pack it all tightly.

I firstly brightened the image, then I wanted to get a better outline for the pile of plastic, mainly on the left side, so I cloned out the top of that wall. But you may have got more of the pile against more sky if you had moved to your left, depending on what else is behind the load of course.

With the load being against a bright sky, it is very dark in your original. But brightening it reveals so much more detail, and also quite a bit of colour.

xwang 13 56 8
28 Apr 2019 8:40PM
Thanks Lynne.
Some of your image made me laugh,.. extended your imaginations and add on more meanings,...
I thought that B&W would not work but it works pretty good; and the blurred version, yes, it is a potential boom for environment, it might be really explosive under some circumstances,...
Thanks Janet again for your MOD. I never thought of Nik filter. I used the filter on camera raw although it's a JEPG.
I don't use NIK much because it is not compatible with PS, the words are so small, I wonder how you cope with it unless you use Lr.
xwang 13 56 8
28 Apr 2019 8:49PM
Thank you Pamela. Very fine and patient work,.. as you always do. The color is really bright,..
It is amazing that he can put all that much rubbish on,.. pretty skillful if it is not dangerous...
Yes, there is a lot of regrets,... if I knew.
I was glad that the owner didn't stop me, so I had to take and leave very quickly,...
cbrundage 9 4 United States
28 Apr 2019 8:49PM
Your photo has gotten a lot of interest!! That would make a good poster to promote reduced use of plastics!
I read too that we in the US can't find anyone to take our trash - why aren't we dealing with it ourselves? What a mess!
xwang 13 56 8
28 Apr 2019 8:54PM
Thank you Christina.
Your rubbish used to go to China,...Grin
I do agree with you, we should reduce to use plastics, less packaging, reduce waste,...
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 10:37PM
An image very much of the moment. All our rubbish goes somewhere, but few care where.
My mod was done in PS camera raw with but the sky with a layer mask.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 10:57PM
Thank goodness he didn't break hard. You would be swimming in rubbish Jasmine.
Peter GrinGrin
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2019 9:39AM
The idea and story is good, but the tonal range not quite so successful. The top part of the image is very dark and almost sepia. That maks the whole thing look under exposed. I would be a bit careful wit in camera HDR - did you really need it?

xwang 13 56 8
29 Apr 2019 10:46AM
Thanks Ivor for your Mod and comment.
I really don't know how to use camera raw's layer mask,.. I saw the lay out there, I knew if I ticked the box, brushed it , it would be a mask, but I haven't work it out how to make the use of it.
I only found out a couple of days ago that there were a lot one can do with the top left selections, the brush and the graduated filter are more effective than the photo is opened on PS afterward.

Thanks Peter,
I didn't see it on the road, I bet it will,... I wouldn't be anywhere near it!Grin

Thanks Paul,
The light contrast was very strong. In theory, bracketing or flash might help, as you told me before,...
I used in camera HDR, because it was quick before the owner was aware what I was doing,.. luckily he wasn't very hostile.
Unlike DSLR, this little camera doesn't keep the raw file and the in camera HDR, it exports the HDR in JEPG form after in camera processing, so it left me very little can do on PS.

Thank you all very much for the mods and helpful comments.
What amazing photography such very impressive images Jasmine.

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