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Big hint of blue

By probie
does the editing do justice to the photo, and is it too dark

Tags: Landscape and travel

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salopian Plus
6 3 27 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 12:55PM
A very dramatic image! My answers to your questions would be"no" and "yes" as I think there is more than a hint of blue and it is rather dark. I would crop some off the top to remove the burnt out sun which brings the horizon nicely onto a third. These are only my personal opinions and it is an attractive shot as presented.


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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3864 Canada
29 Jan 2013 2:05PM
What editing did you do? Did you make it blue in post processing, and how?

Best to know this before I comment.


probie 9 22 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 3:43PM
hi there willie, sorry but i cant remember exactly what i done, i think i used curves and then saturation, in future i am going to writ down the stages of my editing process, sorry again

probie 9 22 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 3:46PM
hi geoff, thanks for the comment, i will try your suggestions later this evening,
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3864 Canada
29 Jan 2013 6:05PM
Thanks for the info Pete, no problem.

I like how Geoff has cropped this. I have used something similar, however I tried to restore it to what it might have looked like, - partly photoshop, partly guesswork.

I have uploaded a mod so you can see it looks a lot less blue. I have also cropped out the larger tree on the right. So its brighter, and less blue.

If you have photoshop, - theres a hidden trick for quickly checking for a colour cast. It will apply a change to any cast you have deliberately put there, so use with caution. Make a layer copy. Then Image>adjustments>Match colour. In the dialogue box, click Neutralise. You can vary the amount with the slider.


paulbroad 10 123 1238 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 8:53PM
I would crop right down to the top of the right tree. The sky is far too bright and such a heavy crop lifts the pleasant foreground scene significantly. The blue is quite effective but can hardly be natural.

probie 9 22 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 9:59AM
hi there, both of the mods are good options, i dont take many landscape photos as i am disabled and dont always find it very easy to get out and about, but i am trying to broaden my range of photography.

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