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Wrynose Pass - Rework

By ade_mcfade      
this has been posted before, but annoyingly I'd got a few niggley things a little wrong (dust, dodgy cloud) so reworked it yesterday when bored. In the spirit of showing the humble RAW file, it will be attached...

This one's a little wider than the original, more space to the right, and the sky's a little more carefully honed... I think...


Well it's 3 conversions

1 for the sky (there is detail in that RAW)
1 for the colours - grass, valley etc.
1 for the water flow. I made sure it didn't burn out using CP1's highlights option.. though it does look a bit bright when resized BUT it's not burned!

I used the "colours" layer as the background and pasted in the other 2 layers on top, masked them both out completely. Then with a low opacity brush (6%) I painted white on to each layer to bring the sky out and the detail in the stream.

That's my bit for children in need done Smile

Tags: Lake district Cumbria Lakes Langdale Hardknott Wrynose pass Wrynose Hardknott pass Landscape and travel

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jakabout 13 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 6:48PM
Nice pic. click.

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ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2006 6:56PM
Cheers Judi

I'm glad we agree on that Smile
andydub471 11 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 7:00PM
You just have to love the colurs in this shot. Nice one Ade. Like what youve done. Andy
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Nov 2006 7:01PM
It is a absolutely stunning waterflow this

TerryBaxter 12 11
17 Nov 2006 7:04PM
The water looks furious; like some sort of helter skelter. Great shot.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2006 7:04PM
shame I deleted the 3 conversions that made it up really - they were HUGE TIFF's so I tend to bin them when I've done. Can always make them again!

Cheers for coments - feel a bit of a fraud re-posting.... but it's a bit different...
hotchef23 11 134 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 7:07PM
like it well put together colours lovely sybject stunning
good piccy
John_Duckett 13 386 2 Norfolk Island
17 Nov 2006 7:11PM
A really powerful mood image...Love it

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
17 Nov 2006 7:17PM
Deserves some award Ade...
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2006 7:24PM
cheers chaps - any improvement on the last version... that's the main thing I was after finding out Smile

Does the technique "essay" help anyone?
Slaterm 11 496 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 7:29PM
great image and clever work to perfect it. Nice to have the breakdown of the workflow. Like this part of the world and you have done it justice here
starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
17 Nov 2006 7:34PM
nice to have before and after Smile and the bit info.
this one is so much clearer lots more visible detail and the colours are more prominent,also the sky is much better looks heavier and more colourful,soz not very good at explaining things but its a definite improvement from my end Smile
jakabout 13 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 7:36PM

Quote:That's my bit for children in need done Smile

Well done sir. :o) An' fanks.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2006 7:37PM
that's cool starliz - just what I was after really. the first attempt was a 2 step conversion, just checking that the 3 step one was worth the effort.

thanks Smile
martin.w 16 519 22 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 7:37PM
Clueless to the work you have done, but the result is clearer, especially the foreground grasses.
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
17 Nov 2006 7:50PM
One of the best landscapes I've on EPZ, top draw good use of shutter speed, perfect lighting ,good composition, deserves an EC ,photo of the week, Well done Ade.

G73photography 12 417 15 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 8:00PM
very nice , G
RoddBC 12 40 United States
17 Nov 2006 8:04PM
Dude, you get a click for knowing how to do all of that, and the end result is amazing too. Well done.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2006 8:09PM
Cheers Bill - here's hoping eh?

Rodd, send us a PM if you want any info on how it was done - it's one of those thing, easy when you know how! Like riding a bike - fall off loads at first, but get the jist of it and you're sorted
juldon 15 78 England
17 Nov 2006 8:15PM
Thanks Ade you know I am always interested in how its been done. I am still "playing" with my RAW stuff. Like you say its easy when you know how.
Getting to grips with the manual setting a bit better now, its just knowing when and which grad to use etc, etc,
The sun came out today and I dashed off but it started raining shortly after. Typical

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2006 8:25PM
It's been driving me mad Julie - I watched 3 cracking sunsets from my desk this week... pitch black when I left the office!!

fancy standing on a motorway bridge one night next week?
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 8:32PM
Worked to perfection. Love it.
DaisyD50 11 3
17 Nov 2006 8:44PM
Wow, great landscape shot! Beautiful colours and I love the power of the water!
phil_1975 14 165 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 8:56PM
Impressive work. Just goes to show what can be done to recover the details from a photo. Might have to have a good trawl through my recycle bin now and see if I can add some wizardry to mine!

juldon 15 78 England
17 Nov 2006 9:08PM
Thanks Ade yes will do, I will pm you as i have a couple of questions for you Smile

eos3 14 41 Wales
17 Nov 2006 9:12PM
Superb scene. The composition is faultless.

hotchef23 11 134 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 9:14PM
yes the essay helps would love to be able ot do it as i have several images of fantastic sky as per yours and good foreground as per yours, but aint worked out how to put the two together
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
17 Nov 2006 9:31PM
there's no "easy" way Eric - just piddling around with masks and stuff... pain in the arse to be honest
dazzaman 11 631 England
17 Nov 2006 9:37PM
some cracking cam work ere adrian
Billlee 11 5.5k England
17 Nov 2006 10:44PM
Amazing result Ade, which is an improvement on the lasr one, even though I did not think that was possible! Bill.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
17 Nov 2006 11:38PM
The Lakes, the place to be. This image does it justice Adrian. Ron.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
18 Nov 2006 2:08AM
I love the photo but Im still a little iffy on the sky, with that amount of work done to it I must admit I would be tempted to drop another sky into this one. Its the river thats the star... and how it shines..

18 Nov 2006 10:46AM
beatiful colours - love the wildly unreal river!
stevenj 14 2.0k England
18 Nov 2006 9:06PM
Ade - carry on posting all that info, I find it useful anyway.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Nov 2006 10:05AM
the final result is so good compared to the raw files. Makes me think if I have anything I can do in the archive.
I am sure I wont get anything as good as this even if I have your raw file.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
19 Nov 2006 10:39AM
worth a look, you never know what you can rescue till yo try Smile

Cheers everyone
6 Dec 2006 12:08PM
Hello Adrian,
Replying to your comments from two weeks ago. Thankyou, I have a way to go.

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