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By AngelaSeager    
Whilst taking some architectural, floral, landscape and candid shots in MediaCity, Salford Quays with my partner in crime....I took this shot of what I thought was a guy reading his book under a tree. He was in-fact asleep.
Wonder if there is a book out there entitled Pavement?

Tags: Landscape Book Nature Tree Man Title People Resting Asleep Tee-shirt Humour and fun

Voters: NDODS, leontari, ColleenA and 1 more

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12 Aug 2013 2:17PM
Love the scene Angela, although your capture is somewhat over saturated.

If you are in possession of Photoshop here is an easy way to avoid saturation in your images:

Color can be described using three metrics: hue, brightness and saturation. Hue refers to the shade of a color (e.g. blue or red), brightness refers to the lightness of a color (somewhere between black and white) and saturation refers to the colorfulness of a color (the difference between gray and intense color). A very saturated color is one that uses a very narrow area of the color spectrum. Unfortunately, heavy saturation often leads to clipping in color, in which colors that should appear distinct seem to blend due to rounding errors inherent in digital software. Over saturation can ruin an image, but it is possible to avoid over saturation in Photoshop.

Access the "Window" menu in the Photoshop toolbar and select "Adjustments." This will open the Adjustments pane, which you can use for color and brightness adjustments.

Click on the "Vibrance" tool represented by an inverted purple triangle.

Adjust saturation using the "Vibrance" slider. Vibrance is a saturation adjustment that does not apply changes to already highly saturated areas of the image.

Decrease the "Saturation" slider to approximately -10 to desaturate the image overall and reduce the effects of over saturation.

Select the "Sponge" tool and click and drag your cursor over any areas that appear to be over saturated. You can spot over saturation by looking for colors that appear unrealistic or unnaturally blended, or skin tones that appear overly orange or red.

I hope this helps Angela

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
12 Aug 2013 2:55PM
Thank you so much Nathan for the visit and valuable advice which I have taken on-board. Much appreciated.
Kind regards
ColleenA Plus
10 505 8 Australia
12 Aug 2013 3:35PM
Ha ha...partner in crimeBlush..... I have the identical image and yes he was sleeping. We should have joined him for a rest after all our hours of photographyGrinGrin

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