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Poole Harbour 4

By TSP  
Another taken on my college trip to Bournemouth and surrounding area. It was a good chance to have a play with my filters.

All comments and Critique are welcome

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 10:05AM
I tried to give this a little more impact by increasing the contrast of the quayside and bollard only. This separates the f/g from the b/g a little to give the illusion of a more 3D image. It's only a small effect but hopefully enough to help.

I increased the colour saturation and using the different colour sliders, was able to focus on the colours individually. I think you must have used Cokin filters as there is a tell tale magenta colour cast in the sky. I used a separate hue/saturation layer to desaturate the magenta colour and make the sky a more natural colour.

I cloned out the small lens flare near the bottom of the photo and finally sharpened selectively.

I think your photo certainly needed the bollard to have more contrast as it is a focal point in the composition. I like the puddle reflecting the sky as this gives the image more depth and I like the sun in the photo too.

This is only an opinion and not meant to offend.


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TSP 9 17 1 England
14 Feb 2010 11:54AM
Nope that's fantastic Alan! Thanks for taking time out to play with it. Yeah I was using Cokin filters, Ha! you know your filters. The finishes image looks great and I Will give it a go myself. Thanks Very Much.

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