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New sky

By RipleyExile
I have added a new sky to this image of Harlech Beach as I was never happy with the original as it was badly blown out. The new sky came from the same time of day (roughly) but the camera was pointing in a slightly different direction further along the beach.

I replaced the sky by creating a mask of the land by selecting the blue channel, duplicating it and then messing about with levels and brushes until I had a black mask on a white background. Then selected all channels and loaded the mask as a selection on the layers palette. I then moved the selected land onto the image with the sky and did a bit of lens correction. I free transformed the sky image to get rid of the sun (as I'd shot straight into it) and cropped. I then burnt in the lighter edges around the grass.

I saw this technique on Ephotozine.tv for selecting hair and thought it might work well for the grass in this image. I will upload the original 2 images for reference.

Critique on the application of the technique and the final result are what I'm after.

Thanks in advance.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Harlech beach Landscape and travel

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Hanners 13 875 10 Ireland
16 Oct 2008 11:23PM
if you hadn't have said I wouldn't have noticed Alex, looks a good job to me Smile

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allanC 14 21 Scotland
16 Oct 2008 11:26PM
Yes I agree you have made a good job of adding the sky, looks very natural.

Allan
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4044 Canada
17 Oct 2008 12:08AM
Youve done a very good job on the sky replacement, - including extracting the blades of grass against the sky, - well done.



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oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 1:29AM
like allan and hanners said ,it looks natural and i love the foreground.
well done ~ollie~
17 Oct 2008 4:20AM
Great work. Nice vision. Loved it very much.
- Karthik
Glynn 13 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 9:20AM
Great job mate and great image to

Glynn
RipleyExile 16 1.6k 17 England
17 Oct 2008 12:40PM
Thanks for all your comments.

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