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bare roots....

By MHart
liked the pattern of the roots and the way the light fell on them.

Tags: River Plant Tree Green Flowers and plants Roots Wildlife and nature

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Tonksfest 15 5 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 6:31PM
Hi there, hope you like my mod,Mickey
pulsar69 18 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 7:09PM
A well spotted shot and nicely composed the root leads you nicely into the photo whilst the light on the tree is eye candy on the way
MHart 12 4 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 10:15PM
Tonksfest,

Thanks for posting your mod... i quite like it, as it does lighten the whole shot and give it a different feel, although some of the grasses look slightly yellow. I do have photoshop, but dont really seem to get on with it very well. Just need to practice more i expect.
Jestertheclown 14 8.7k 255 England
23 Aug 2010 11:02PM

Quote:I do have photoshop, but dont really seem to get on with it very well. Just need to practice more i expect.

It's not something you can learn in a weekend.
I don't know how long you've been using it but I had CS2 for over two years and for most of that time I felt as if I was just scratching the surface.
Theses days, I've become more competent and importantly, more confident and I've moved on to Lightroom 3 and CS5 but it's been a huge learning curve.
There are however, loads of tutorials and techniques on here if you can track them down and even if they're aimed at an editor other that the one you've got, the methods used will still apply.
Also, have a look at the tip published at the top of the gallery each day. I read each of them and if it looks useful, I save it as a Pdf. I've got dozens!
You'll be OK. Just give it time.
Good luck!
Bren.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 10:59AM
I wouldn't lighten the whole image, but the roots are over bright and you needed to give a full stop less exposure to retain the tones, then you might well need to lighten the background a touch.

I actually find the routes a bit heavy and would prefer something with colour on them to act as a focal point - a flower for example.

Paul
Steve-T Plus
15 56 66 England
24 Aug 2010 12:03PM
You have picked a very difficult subject to photograph IMO. I live near Sherwood Forest and spend hours trying to get decent images. I find the greatest challenge is to produce a simple composition out the mass of complexity in woodlands. One way of achieving this is to use the light as you have done on the roots but your real issue here is how to distinguish the trunk of the tree from the background. As an alternative to lightening the background as suggested in the comments above I would try selectively darkening the background and removing some of the colour this then concentrates the eye on the tree and simplfies a complex scene. I will try to put this into practice with a mod. Steve
Steve-T Plus
15 56 66 England
24 Aug 2010 12:09PM
I have loaded a rough mod - the principle seems ok but the finishing requires some refining - perhaps a bit too dark in places. Steve.
Tonksfest 15 5 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 2:55PM

Quote:Tonksfest,

Thanks for posting your mod... i quite like it, as it does lighten the whole shot and give it a different feel, although some of the grasses look slightly yellow. I do have photoshop, but dont really seem to get on with it very well. Just need to practice more i expect.

Hi there,You may want to consider a photography magazine called Digital Photo, this comes with a tutorial cd to help photographers manipulate their images. The other alterative is to purchase these cd's from the internet, Ebay being a cheap alterative. Hope this helps, Mickey.
MHart 12 4 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 11:50PM
Thanks for all the advice guys... i have been playing around with photoshop tonite, decided i need to get to grips with it.

I do use picasa and picnik, but seems a shame not to use photoshop seeing as i have it.

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