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Titanic quarter

By williamsloan
this is the west side looking down to where the ship was made.i took the shot to try and protray the angles of the building and the distance.The poles look off
what could i have done to improve the shot

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Trev_B 11 151 68 England
9 May 2012 12:06PM
Hi Billy another interesting image from the Titanic quarter.

I find the leaning tree to the left and the slight lean to the central posts a bit distracting also the background could do with some darkening.

In my mod I have used the Transform tools to put the posts more upright, darkened the highlights and cropped the image to bring the leading edge of the building to a thirds intersection.

Just my take on interesting structural image.


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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 12:23PM
Hello again, what a great modern building, I have done you a mod, firstly I have cropped the image removing the tree on the left, this helps with the straightening issue because the tree was never going to be straight, and when you have definate verticals to deal with, a wonky tree will sometimes interfere with what is important,if you get my meaning. I then staightened to the poles that to me are the most important verticals in the picture. After that I have just altered the exposure, colour ans contrast slightly to give more strength and a tiny sharpen. Great image to start with, hope this helpsSmile
puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 1:50PM
Hi Billy, strange angles which have me a little confused. The glass building on the left appears to be leaning over, plus the tree and the posts. I give up on that one!
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
9 May 2012 1:56PM
Just a thought Billy, when you are faced with an image where buildings like these are supposed to be leaning look for elements that you know should be vertical or horizontal, door frames, poles, horizons and use these as points of reference.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 2:30PM
Hi again Billy, Thankyou for your kind comment, As Trev has said if you look for a vertical that you know should be straight like the poles, the rest should be correct too, sometimes it is tricky on buildings and especially if there are is lot of street furniture, you straight one and everything else looks out, on my software I have a lens distort that can be used to straighten if used very delicately, and often a mixture of the straightening tool and lens distort works well. It is obvious this building has great angles, and the image only needed a bit of straightening, which most images do anyway. So you were not far away Grin Keep taking the pictures, definatlley improvingSmile
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
9 May 2012 3:11PM
A good shot Billy. Difficult subject, with angles, multiple surfaces, ridges. The ridges have a Moire effect, but thats due to the pattern and the sensor, - difficult to do anything about it. The main area, - the building, is quite straight judging from the doorway, with the posts having an obvious tilt as youve mentioned. Theres general agreement that the tree can go, - so you need the chain saw attachment for your D90.

You can straighten the posts area on its own by using the marquee selection tool, draw a rectangle around the posts, then edit>transform>distort and drag them vertical. Do it on a layer so you can clean up any obvious overlaps.

Apart from that, the exposure is good. I would like to see more contrast in the side of the building, and have increased contrast in that area only in the mod.

Well done with a difficult subject.



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