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Wheal Coates

By Emu72  
Hi Guys,

Another from my Cornwall trip, decided to move away from the Bedruthan shots (for now) as I am bored with them. . . so god knows what the site must think?

This was taken about 15 mins before sunset at Chapel Porth, Wheal Coates and is a shot of the Towanroath Pumping Engine House built in 1872, down by the puddle in this image is a capped shaft that drops to over 600ft.

Thanks for looking and previous clicks and comments!

Enjoy your weekend Smile


Tags: Sunset Cornwall General Chapel porth Wheal coates Landscape and travel Towanroath Engine House

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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Sep 2011 4:28PM
A beautiful coastal landscape, such wonderful colours, comp and light

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sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
9 Sep 2011 5:06PM
amazing light,strong colours & viewpoint composition
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Sep 2011 5:13PM
Great light producing a wonderful deep purple (and your heather's pretty good too Tongue). Spiffin' image.

12 12 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 5:15PM
Great shot.

Emu72 9 7 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 5:17PM
Thanks Edmund, Sawsengee, Dave & Si! Special thanks Si for the UA Tongue

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 5:48PM
Wonderful colours and light
9 Sep 2011 7:14PM
Lovely scene, Tim and well-captured but it's a tiny bit over-saturated imho.
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
9 Sep 2011 7:32PM
I'm with Alun on this one Tim - need to take down the greens and blues a tad and you'll have it spot on!

jeronius 9 1 1 England
9 Sep 2011 9:10PM
Superb photo, but agree with the saturation, however it is effective and vibrant.
Emu72 9 7 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 9:57PM
Thanks for the feedback guys! It was inadvertently a test upload... instinct told me I had overdone the saturation, but liked it all the same Smile ... but I am glad you all commented to say so, because now I know and have learnt something! so many thanks! Tongue

Emu72 9 7 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 10:11PM
V2 added, taking advice from Alun, Paul & Jerry - thanks guys Wink
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 10:20PM
v2 is way better Tim ,and a lovely compositionSmile,but you still have a very strange green cast on the right foreground
Emu72 9 7 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 10:31PM
V3 uploaded Smile Thanks Ollie, I may need to explain myself now.... just back from the pub Wink with a few pints of Stella in the blood!!

Many thanks for the feedback.... hopefully tomorrows 'different' upload may prove more colour balanced.

jeronius 9 1 1 England
9 Sep 2011 11:09PM
V3 is definitely where the money is. Great effort.
V1 looks great after finishing my cornish scrumpy I bought home.
9 Sep 2011 11:39PM
V3 looks a lot better to me, Tim.
Anna62 7 1 Australia
10 Sep 2011 9:56AM
Amazing lighting Tim..such a beautiful scene Smile v1 just by a hair Smile
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
10 Sep 2011 9:58AM
Hopefully you are sober enough to take this in now Tim Wink

If you go to View and then Gamut Warning in Photoshop (Shift+Ctrl+Y) you will be able to see the areas that are over saturated - they will be hi-lighted in grey. Then you need to add a Hue/Saturation Layer - Click on the small pointed finger icon next to master and your picker should turn into an eye dropper. Click on the image in the grey area and "master" box should change to the colour that is oversaturated ie. if you are in the sky area it will be the blues. Then all you have to do is reduce the saturation until all of the grey disappears. You may have to do this a few times in different areas of the image, as it's the yellows that are boosting your greens. As you've done it on an adjustment layer you can then adjust the opacity if you think things have become too desaturated.

Hope this helps

10 Sep 2011 12:46PM
V1 works for me. I think the colours, even over-saturated, gives this image an painting-like air.
Emu72 9 7 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 7:21PM
Thanks Alun, Anna & Gabriel - much appreciated!

Paul - You are a star mate, never knew how to do this! Chuffed Smile Wink Tongue Grin

11 Sep 2011 7:32PM
Inspiring photography.

John Smile

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