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What Danger Lies Beyond?

By CaptivePixels
Thought this was an interesting shot. I deliberately wanted the background out of focus so that the viewer was left wondering what the danger was - hence the title.

One of my first shots with the Canon EOS 350D, taken at ISO 400, f5.0, 1/10 sec, centre-weighted metering.

Processed with a colorised saturation layer to change the overall tone and then the 'Danger' sign was brought back through the mask to emphasise it.

Tags: Landscape Snow Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

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Comments


IMAGESTAR 10 7 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 8:29PM
tri image. adjustments selective colour'
adjust white
neutrals
& the black

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sidaorb 10 3.9k 2 England
4 Jan 2008 8:33PM
Nice idea Mike, would like to see the red a little brighter and the whole post a little sharper.
Carl
CaptivePixels 8 343 2 Scotland
4 Jan 2008 9:56PM
I wondered about the red too. I did try it a bit brighter but could maybe have spent more time trying to get it just right. I'm learning CS3 at the same time as learning to use my camera so it could be a slow road.

I agree totally about the post Carl. Unfortunately the lack of sharpness is due in part to lack of tripod - we didn't take it with us. On the RAW file you can actually see two top edges to the sign. Lesson learned Smile
electricsoup 10 30 England
4 Jan 2008 10:01PM
ooh i like this, good composition. I do agree with the red needing a bit more pazzaz and the fact that the post is a little soft too.
fauxtography 11 6.6k 36
4 Jan 2008 11:42PM
good exposure, nice toning, overall a little soft...however the composition is fairly solid... all in all not bad!
5 Jan 2008 12:25AM
Combination of what's been said so far..interesting composition - but the post and sign should be bitingly sharp...welcome to the mad-house..!!
Kevin.

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