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By Bainy  
The photo was taken in North Wales in 2003. The sky on the original was burnt out so I have replaced it with one i took at Christmas. I'm not 100% happy with the final result so please let me know what you think.


Paul B.

Original Photo
Minolta S404
ISO 64
1/180s @ f/3.6

Minolta XG
ISO 50
1/180s @ f6.7

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Scanny, Chris_H, Rayner and 7 more

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Scanny 16 29 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2006 10:31AM
good composition and the addition of the new sky stands up well. I might have been tempted to fiddle with colour balance to warm up the rocks to give more contrast against the grey clouds. Good shot.
Rayner 16 England
8 Feb 2006 10:41AM
nice shot,lovely natural colours!
Bainy 15 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2006 10:52AM
Phil - Thanks for the comment. Just has a play and it does improve the image.


Paul B.
irishman 17 1.1k 2 Ireland
8 Feb 2006 11:33AM
great shot but not sure about the sky.
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
9 Feb 2006 1:24AM
Lovely composition and colours. I want to do what you have done with this on some of my pics but have a problem with magic wand tool in PSP. It never seems to isolate exactly what I want it to. Would be interested to know how you did it if you have the time.
Bainy 15 3 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2006 9:26AM
Paul - I used a combination of the magic wand tool and the lasso tool to select the sky. I then expanded the selection (SELECT->MODIFY->EXPAND)by a few pixels to try and remove the halo effect. Final step was to feather (SELECT->FEATHER)it before deleting (BACKSPACE). This still left a few areas that needed deleting with the eraser tool. The new sky was then dragged to a layer below.

When I replace any element in a photo I always go around the edge with the eraser tool set to an opacity of around 5% to blend in the join.

Paul B.
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
9 Feb 2006 11:01AM
Many thanks.

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