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By canonfan46  
Hi all, this pic is as shot.
Anybody got any pointers on processing in lightroom 2 or Photoshop CS4.
I am having difficulty in this area.

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rachaelk 12 1
11 Sep 2009 9:51PM
paulett 11 19 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 9:53PM
wow what a fab pic

mitchy81 11 1 18 England
11 Sep 2009 10:38PM
Quite a nice picture, my only critique I feel would be that the top of the church runs out of the picture in the reflection.
FatBoyfocus 11 75 4 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 10:58PM
I have to agree with above... the chuch in full the water would have helped but, absolutely stunning picture me thinks. Smile
Well done
maryg 12 66 18 Scotland
11 Sep 2009 11:02PM
Fabulous ! LOve the tones and composition
canonfan46 11 1.1k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 11:51PM
Thanks folks, I thought it needed a little tweeking, but maybe not.
I do agree about the reflecting of the spire now that it is pointed out.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2164 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2009 5:20PM
This is lovely, John, good exposure, reflection and tones. The church and reflection are nicely straight, but I agree about the top of the church. I felt the trees on the left were a bit dark, because they are in deep shadow, and tried to bring out their detail, but they didn't respond well to lightening, so I decided against it. The sky colours are beautiful.
YorkshireSam 11 110 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 1:25AM
Did a mod for you as follows....

Duplicate image and rotate the copy 180 degrees , then flip horizontally. Move backto original and crop to take some from above the spire and add that amount down below. ( it doesnt really matter what background colour shows as you now need to clone , paint in , whatever to make up the sky reflection in your now extended water.

I always run the blur tool over thw area and sometimes the smudge one also at low percentages just to smooth it out as water is silky.

Ok now back to your copy , using lasso tool encircle the areas of spire you are missing plus a bit of that you have as overlap , edit > copy ...over to original and edit > paste . position the pasted section using the move tool. DO NOT FLATTEN OR MERGE DOWN THE LAYER . select the eraser tool and after enlarging your image to as big as you need carefully remove the sky from your pasted section to reveal the correct sky below. Flatten the layer at this point. Now using the blur tool at about 5% soften the edge of the now fully extended reflection as it wouldn't be as sharp as the actual spire .

Last bit using the magic wand tool at a tolerance of 20ish select the dark shadow bottom left by clicking the tool in the centre of it.
Right click and select feather , set to about 75pixels . Next select shadow /highlights and I found the default setting did the job but you may wish to move the sliders and see what happens. play till your happy , click ok and job done .
YorkshireSam 11 110 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 1:43AM
Insert to above.. before flattening down the pasted spire remaining after using erase tool use brightness/ contrast to adjust and match the new spire reflection. Flatten layer etc..........

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