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Thanks for all the help and advice on my last upload after taking on board all you comments i was able to advance my use of Photoshop and obtain this result. I must admit I chose a fairly easy shot to work on.

version 1
I have added more canvas to the top and added more sky using the clone stamp.
removed an unwanted post from the foreground.
Adjusted the exposure using levels, adjusted contrast and saturation and a final crop.

version 2
the original shot

all critique welcome its the only way to learn


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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Feb 2012 11:06AM
I think you have done a top class job, Steve, with an excellent result. Carol

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STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
4 Feb 2012 11:17AM
thanks carol.
Lynamick 16 2 31 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 12:07PM
You are learning very well. Just one thing in you version one you have added extra sky by cloning. Thi has left you with a layered effect in the clouds. You might like to think about copiing part of the sky then flipping it over before adding it to your image. I have put up a mod of version 2 to show you what I am talking about. I have only altered the sky.
Ihope that this helps
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
4 Feb 2012 12:34PM
hi micheal how do you flip it over?
Lynamick 16 2 31 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 1:58PM
Capture the piece of sky that you want to use, on you sky I used the rectangulat marquee tool. Copy it and paste it , you will now have a piece of sky with a bounding box around it. Using the move tool place it just outside one of the corners of the box, as you start to move it away you will see the arrow change from a straight to a bent arrow. If you hold down your left mouse key you can then drag the sky round until it is facing the other way. Once its in the right place you can then settle it in by adjusting the join with the clone tool.
Give it a try. Photoshop takes a lot of time to understand but any time that you spend learning will be well rewardedwith time saved later. Having said that I am of the old school that believes that it is better to get the image right in both your mind and camera first.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3877 Canada
4 Feb 2012 3:07PM
You can also: Edit>Transform>rotate> flip horizontal to do this.

Youve done a good job with this Steve, it works well, and you will lean a little more with Michaels feedback.

STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
4 Feb 2012 3:11PM
thanks Michelle and Willie i give it a go
CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 4:59PM
The work you have done on the photo to minimise the foreground, take out the post and adjust the exposure is fine. I'm not sure it is necessary to extend the sky though. It is quite highly saturated and looks a bit unnatural and overpowering for the shot. An alternative would be just to crop somewhere above the hills and go for a letterbox format. it does leave you with the horizon going through the middle but I'm not sure it matters much.

Best wishes

paulbroad 10 123 1240 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 5:58PM
V1 is far better than the original, but I wouldn't have added sky, i would have cropped right down to just above mountain tops. Shows how views differ!

It's a good job you had the figure there because, for me, someone who is not a landscape photographer, there is nothing very dramatic in the image. This is where things become subjective - unless the scene is very impressive indeed, you need some dramatic lighting or weather conditions to lift the image - for me.

STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
4 Feb 2012 10:41PM
thanks catherine.
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
4 Feb 2012 10:42PM
thanks paul.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Mar 2012 11:39AM
Nice one Steve,

Its great when this sort of thing works out,,nice job,
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