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Stormy Weather.

By jellylegs  
Rework of a previous upload. I think my PS skills have improved since then. I think it has more impact than the last one. Please let me know what you think.

As usual, all comments welcome. Thanks for looking.


Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: Tooth, Atlas, deegee and 21 more

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keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Sep 2005 5:56AM
Very interesting work...and even now the concern can be seen in the young man.
ericfaragh 17 149 5 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 6:17AM
Great tones, really conveys the wind and the rain well.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Sep 2005 6:31AM
really interesting work. what have you done in PS?

cdm36 16 391 7 England
15 Sep 2005 7:15AM
Good choice of b&w on this,the use of which adds to the drama of the scene imho,

Clarence 15 136 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 7:16AM
nice moody shot, sky does it for me. Was that what was done in PS?
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
15 Sep 2005 8:01AM
Thanks for your comment everyone. Thanks to Pete for the HC...I'm honoured.

I did replace the sky in PS. The new sky was similar to the one used in Horse. Converted to B&W in channel mixer (mostly red channel).

I then used a technique from Martin Evening's book where you make a copy of a channel (the one with the most contrast. In B&W there all the same). Then, with the channel copy selected, go to image, apply. Use overlay or multiply blend mode. This hightens the contrast even more. Then use the paint brush in overlay mode to paint in black & white. Overlay seemingly only darkens the dark pixels when using black & vice-versa for white. Use the brush in normal mode to complete the rest of the mask. Chose add to selection & then switch back to the top layer, (which should be the sky) & click add layer mask. Voila.

JouŠo 16 56 Finland
15 Sep 2005 8:02AM
Wow! Stunning image!!!!

15 Sep 2005 8:08AM
well worth the hc.. perfect

pacman 16 29 Ireland
15 Sep 2005 8:14AM
Top class. i liked the previous version as it told a great story. This version is top class. well done
martinproe 15 293 5 England
15 Sep 2005 8:56AM
This is an amazing black and white image, reeks of atmosphere. Congratulations on the HC
MoWiz 15 114 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 9:48AM
Superb work, congrats on the HC
steveb 16 343 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 11:50AM
Nice image.

RichardB 15 328 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 11:58AM
Ypur postwwork is perfect - makes a stunning image Smile
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
16 Sep 2005 12:00AM
Thanks for all the comment everyone. Much appreciated.

Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
26 Sep 2005 8:40AM
I nearly wish you hadn't told us how you managed it Wink but this is indeed infinitely better than the other, which wasn't too bad anyway

jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
27 Sep 2005 12:21AM
Cheers Stephen.
markmurton 16 69 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2006 3:54AM
im not sure about the sky im afraid. the composition is really interesting but the sky just doesnt look real and for some reason that bothers me.
still a good shot though.
now going to have a look for your original..
23 Jul 2006 7:30AM
stunning in all aspects.
vismaya 15 Ireland
3 Sep 2006 5:03PM
Stunning work, very well done!

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