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By justahobby
I saw these old stairs in Halkadii and was attracted to them.However when I uploaded my pictures the shot did not match up to my expectations.After playing with it on photoshop and turning it into a watercolour it looks more like as I remembered it.It may not be to everyones idea of a photograph but seems to convey what I saw.

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dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1572 England
14 Jul 2019 5:38PM
I know that feeling of wanting something a bit different, because hte original frame doesn't say quite what I want...

This looks fine, apart from one thing - presenting this on a white background (the website offers two shades of grey, plus black as well as the default white) doesn't make the most of it. It just fades away into the screen.

Either choose a darker background, or put a dark frame round it. I'll try to do the latter...

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2142 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2019 6:29PM
Watercolour effect allows the light to play without the distraction of detail Nice idea, that's how we see the world around us in bright, dappled light.

Just to follow on from John's comment, can I suggest that a hint of dark vignette will serve this much better than the light edge that you have added here. A subtle dark vignette encloses the composition, creates the sense of a secret, private, special place. A lighter edging simply dilutes the effect.

Could you upload the original as a modification please?
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4083 Canada
15 Jul 2019 12:20AM
Its good to see the original.

I did a mod, - Im sure Moira will also follow up.

dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1572 England
15 Jul 2019 6:11AM
Yes - thanks for the original, and I can see how it doesn't quite satisfy. The contrast is higher than it looks, I suspect. Your watercolour treatment was therefore an excellent approach, softening everything.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2142 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2019 7:31AM
Thanks for adding the original. There's flare down the left side and I'm guessing that's why you added the light vignette framing.

I've added a mod. I tried to correct that left side, reduced contrast, then used the Sponge filter which I haven't used for years but I know that it conveys dappled light very well. Then some dark vignetting.

It would look better framed, so I shall now go and try adding that...

Another one saved at a very low quality setting - please do look at what you are doing there, you need to save at top quality at all stages, in the taking and the processing, otherwise finer nuances will be lost for ever.

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