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Morning Mist

By laurab  
River Stour

Tags: Sports and action



tezza 19 569 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 4:39PM

Category: sports / action? ~ Are there some ants playing footie that I can't see?

No seriously, just trying to bring some humour to the boards.

Nice pic although colours and contrast a little subdued.

You too have the same camera as myself (excellent!) so I know that the camera produces pics that are a little flat straight from camera.

I don't know your skill level but a little tweak in either PS (try autolevels in menu which usually get it about right) or another package would bring it up and improve it no end.
Anthony 21 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 4:51PM
Lovely image, nice. I agree that its a little dark, but hey, its the morning, its misty, its lovely.

vfr400 21 886
30 Nov 2003 5:02PM
This reminds me what i'm missing since i gave up fishing...lovely
laurab 20 53 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 5:35PM
Could've sworn I selected Landscapes!! Err..too much wine maybe hic!!
laurab 20 53 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 5:37PM
I have PSP 7 & 8, but I am having some difficulty with them, I think I should find a class somewhere on how to use them.
tezza 19 569 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 5:41PM

I too have PS 7 but have gone back to PS LE. There is so much in these programmes to learn and how much do we generally use?

I try to stick to certain 'main' items; levels, colour, contrast etc dodging and burning and cropping. Learn a little and do it well.

laurab 20 53 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 6:12PM
err..any chance you give lessons???
Seriously, like most of us on here work gets in the way of my hobby, I have noticed that most mags support photoshop but I can't afford it!
gibbsy 19 403 Wales
30 Nov 2003 6:59PM
I certainly do not think that this shot is too dark. The light is just right for an early morning shot. My only temptation would have been to give a very long shutter speed, say 15 to 20 seconds to allow the water to flatten out, giving that lovely mirror image. I think you can do that on a 602 if memory serves me well.
laurab 20 53 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 8:47PM
Thanks, to you all
celestun 19 29 14 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 9:20PM
You did well to leave this shot simple and not play with it too much. It works extremely well as it is, a very delicate and atmospheric shot which draws us in immediately. Very effective. Well done!
tezza 19 569 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 11:17PM
Hi Laura.

Only joined this ephotozine tonight but its great to see so many photos and comments by other members.

I too could of done with some lessons when I started out (and still do! Theres so much to learn.)

Like you work got in the way and I am about to take the plunge and try and start full time after christmas. Watch this space.

Anyway to show you what a minor adjustment does to it I have took your file into ps. Only thing is you don't seem to have an email in your details so that I can send you what I have done.

Email me and I'll send it on: [email protected]

Keep taking those pics - it's a great camera the 602.

wendy9 Plus
19 475 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2003 5:20PM
Beautifully mellow colours, and as suggested, maybe a touch of auto levels or auto contrast - if you don't like the end result you can always cancel it!
brian13 19 218
14 Dec 2003 3:39PM
Hello Laura. Another 602Z owner, I love it, but as tezza says flat straight from camera. I use PS Photo Album 4 to download, it has a Quick Fix button which I find lifts the shot. My main tweaking, if I do any at all is then transfered to Photosuite 2.
Keep up the good work.
laurab 20 53 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2003 6:52PM
thanks Brian

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