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Summer Rain

By Naved
Noticed the raindrops collecting.......just took a snap with my point-and-shoot. No effects or digital manipulations.

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Rain drops Grille

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lesarnott 11 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 6:44AM
What a class mono. Love the composition and the way you've captured the rain is awesome. Well done!
bmh1 15 572 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 11:51AM
Very nice, it works well as a B/W picture.

I've done a quick mod with slightly increased contrast ...
clicknimagine Plus
11 799 104 India
19 Mar 2010 4:42PM
Hello Naved,

Insallah you have tried well, i like your composition, i really do not think the grill is perfectly horizontal, it is very silly to say a line is not horizontal or vertical, because it depends on the situation, but the problem is that, it has always a distracting effect according to human psychology, some members may not like my comments and critiques so better to avoid these, and i prefer it is better to correct it in camera,

i have uploaded two modifications here:-

MOD 1:- i have used photoshop cs3, i have used ruler tool (analysis>ruler tool), drag a small line along with a small portion of the edge of the grill, then i have used image>rotate canvas>arbitrary, a small window appeared called "rotate canvas", angle 1.51 was showing and i selected ccw and ok, as a result the canvas was rotated and i have cropped it,( FULL CREDIT OF THIS TECHNIQUE GOES TO Phil[NEWMANP] FROM WHOM I HAVE LEARNED IT )

i have also seen the histogram of the image, and you can see there is a slight gap in the shadow/dark area, which means your image is slightly overexposed, i have added a levels adjustment layer above the background layer, given the value of 14 as the value of input levels for the shadow/dark side, .77 for the mid-tones, and flatten the layers, i have also enhanced the sharpness and used the smart sharpen for this purpose,

MOD 2:- It is just a play, i have given the copper tones to your image, if you like it and want to know the process, you can pm me i will place it,

wish you best of luck for your future works...

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