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By jaspernina  
Hi all.

I have returned to this spot a million times (slight exageration there perhaps), but can't get this right, you can tell how badly I have failed, because this is the best of the bunch! I know that their has been a thread about using PS to fix bad photos, however, I have tried to tweak the settings in PS, but just can't get it right. PLEASE tell me how to improve this image.

Thank you for taking the time on commenting on my last uploads, as i find your feed back really encouraging.


Tags: Frustration Help General Black and white Naff Landscape and travel

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keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Jul 2007 3:36PM

...being there at the right time will improve it no end.

As i stands now, inputting a levels value of 0,0.79,175 will lift the whites and neutrals

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DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
24 Jul 2007 3:46PM
I'm not very good at doing mods, but have tried.
Hope you thnk it's OK.
I much prefer to get the composition right before I click the button , but sometimes we just have to get what we can.
As Keith said, the right time makes a difference.
24 Jul 2007 3:46PM
Nice composition, lacking a little punch,
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Jul 2007 3:59PM
First thing i though of was light--- Has been said already---

Comp is good!

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
24 Jul 2007 4:13PM
Paul's suggested you try this - -

Has to be in CS1 or above:

Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlight and put 15% [or there about in shadow field]

Give it a go Smile


Fran x
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
24 Jul 2007 4:25PM
The main problem I think is light, it is a little harsh in places and hard to alter. I have submitted a modification which I hope you like. It is a nice image though. I think we all have a picture that we can never get just how we want.
Ethan_photo 13 15
24 Jul 2007 6:09PM
I like this. Seems a lil dark on my screen.
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 6:54PM
a haunting image,but have to agree with the above on the light.keep going you'll get there.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
24 Jul 2007 9:58PM
I like it but I'm no expert! JudeC
24 Jul 2007 10:38PM
On the little i know Stephen i think id highlight the trees and background a little to lose some of the darkness
24 Jul 2007 11:24PM
I'd have to play with it for a bit but if something comes up I'll let e know. Clive
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 7:14AM
I like the somber darkness in this, this is what makes the scene that interesting. If ever modified anything, than Fred's one would suit me best.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 7:37AM
Looks like a great subject to stick with, I don't like to do critiques, but I think I would listen to Keith and the others about light,
Libby_M 11 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 10:53AM
well i think this is fab
imagio 11 12 1 England
25 Jul 2007 11:38AM
If you have elements 4 go into enhance then adjust lighting/highlights and shadows..Hope this helps?

richc 16 15 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2007 11:18PM
Like the subject matter & can see good progress with the post processing.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
28 Jul 2007 1:25AM
I've had a go, see mod.
jaspernina 11 1.0k Wales
29 Jul 2007 4:18PM
Thanks everyone, I've learnt quite a lot off this image, will go back & take another shot and try to do better.

dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
30 Jul 2007 12:31AM
I like the subject matter as well and I went in and did a mod. hope you like it.
Dawn Michelle
AEasthope67 12 46 England
19 Aug 2007 12:53PM
Not sure what your settings were on this photo. Would be interesting too what time of day - early or late eveninig?? Maybe a longer exposure time at same aperture before making adjustments in PE4 or CS2? hard to say - I love this photo even though it is a little dark - my immediate name for it was midnight at the oasis - but i cant justify using the word oasis!!

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