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Winding railings

By DianeFifield  
Saw this fence winding around the promanade and took the shot

Tags: Road White Black Metal Fence Black and white Promanade Winding



pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2290 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2010 1:11PM
Hello, Diane. Nice curves, perspective and lead-through. Probably a good subject for mono, to accentuate the strong lines, but your image has come out quite flat and devoid of contrast. The railing on the far left is not straight, neither is your horizon, so I used the perspective tool to correct both, then cropped the bottom and right. I felt the metal barrier was quite dominant, so cropping a little from it helps to get the viewer's eye further into the seascape. I then used Curves to add contrast and selectively sharpened the foreground part of the barrier. There aren't any really strong whites, which you do need for a black and white picture, so I used the Dodge Tool on a few areas.
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
8 Sep 2010 2:21PM
some good points raised above. perhaps a higher viewpoint would show off the curve of the railings better. when taking the pic you really need either good light or a very moody sky. unfortunately this one has alot of grey.
I'm not sure how familiar you are with PS but there are some good tutorials on the site if you need guidance.lesley
8 Sep 2010 3:26PM
Thanks everyone i should have checked the horizon and the and straightened the post before uploading. I will bring up the contrast and upload a better one. Diane
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2010 5:26PM
A good idea but not a good mon conversion. how are you doing it? straight to B%W or desaturation does not generally give the best range of tones. This needs more contrast to give some impact - it is currently a bit flat.

The channel mixer is the best tool for mono conversion. it allows you to decide how much of each primary channel to use in the final image.

10 Sep 2010 4:13PM
Thanks i will look for channel mixer
10 Sep 2010 4:17PM
Thanks i will look for channel mixer and give it a try

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