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Dunluce Castle

By canonfan46  
I have been trying to process this image in PS and have already uploaded it twice before (apologies) but I was still unhappy with my results (print anyway).

So I started again with the original RAW image (version 2) and processed it exactly as per Paul Morgan's video instructed.
I know that my image is different to what he started with, but I was curious to see what he was doing with his image.

I processed mine with the exact same settings as his and here was the result...........I was very really shows in the print.

Thanks Paul,

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Sooty_1 10 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 10:44AM
Too much saturation for me, it looks unnatural, and I'm not convinced about the horizon being so high with all that dark mass. I would look a little higher and make more of the sky, I think.

Better still, wait until the sun goes down and shoot the colours of the sky then.

Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
12 Oct 2011 8:50PM
Definitely V2.

I'm not sure what's happened to the dark portion in V1 but it's suffering from something.
As Sooty says, there's a lot of dark there. It might look better with some cropped from the bottom which will coincidentally place the horizon on something like a third. (And you never thought you'd hear me say that!)

Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
12 Oct 2011 9:02PM
I've uploaded a mod. in which I've cropped some from the bottom and adjusted the saturation and colours. It could probably do with havig some cropped from the side(s) as well but hopefully, you'll get the idea.

Hope it's OK.

Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 9:31PM
Perhaps you are trying to force the best out of a mediocre composition ?

I can see the allure of the mood with ruins and the sky , but the ruins cut directly into the horizon line , 25% of the image is a black blob and the sun has neither the cloud cover or is low enough to prevent its overexposure.

Looks a great place to re-visit with either a higher or lower viewpoint and shift to the left !
canonfan46 11 1.1k United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 11:35PM
Yea, I think I get your point / points.

Looking at it again, its pretty naff.....but it was my first go at a sunsetSad

Thanks all for your honest and constructive critiques.

Much appreciated
canonfan46 11 1.1k United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 11:58PM
Thanks guys, yoiu make me look more, think more and try heres another version.Smile

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