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Down the river

By MarvKoon

Tags: Landscape and travel


ams99 Junior Member 8 65 9 England
14 Aug 2011 11:32PM
Great image.

Did you use any type of filter for this? It is something i want to try out this milky water lark

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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4045 Canada
15 Aug 2011 12:23AM
Nice shot Marv. The water is a tad underexposed, looking slightly blue, perhaps could hane done with a 1/2 stop more.

Loaded a mod with this sorted out.

The blur, for ams99 is caused by fast running water using a 1/6 second exposure without a filter (my guess)


Davesumner 12 28 300 Australia
15 Aug 2011 2:44AM
Hi Marvin,

Not writing anything into the description makes it very difficult for people to critique your image, please add description when uploading images into the critique gallery.

Nice image and great comments from Willie. Even with shots like this it is important that you get the horizon straight. What horizon I hear you say but if you look the image is falling over to the left and that is the first thing that grabbed my attention after I looked at the white water. Now one slight problem with an image like this is when the sides are cropped so tightly and you want to straighten it then you will lose some more off all four edges so it is better to straighten an image before cropping it.

The image for me is a little flat and the water lacks detail especially in the lower whiter water. Also the water is a touch too blue for me and in reality i would have thought that it would take on some reflection from the green foliage. If it were my shot I would try and move a little left to get some of the water around to the right to join the water at the top and bottom and give us a leading line through the image and that nice 'S' curve.

I uploaded a mod where I straightened the image by adding 1 cm of canvas and then rotated the image. I then used content aware fill to fill in the gaps created by the rotation. I then loaded the image into Camera Raw and adjusted the white balance (temperature slider) to get a bit more colour into the water, added contrast and used the recovery slider to get as much detail into the water as I could. I then loaded back into PS and adjusted the levels but painted the water back through the layer mask allowing me to brighten the image bit not blow out the water. I then added some structure using Viveza 2 and sharpened.

Hope this helps


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