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Ladybower Reservoir

By wag_sfd  
Taken at Ladybower reservoir, Bracketed shot and processed using a trial version of Paintshop Photo Pro. (Don't know what to buy if anyones got any suggestions?) Thanks to Jon for the inspiration and tips, I will be returning after rainfall.

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel Reservoir ladybower black white water dam

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14 Apr 2010 2:49PM
I use Corel Paint Shop Pro, Pity cant view in large as the image is quite dark.
tomw362 12 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 3:06PM
Wow, i love this shot.. very atmospheric Smile Black and white is very effective
wag_sfd 12 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 4:05PM
I'm trialling the Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3 at the minute,
I've always used JASC Paintshop pro V7 but I thought it was time I updated.

Quote:I use Corel Paint Shop Pro, Pity cant view in large as the image is quite dark.
Phil1958 14 272 4 Wales
14 Apr 2010 7:14PM
Welcome to EPZ. Love this shot - reminds me of Erddig Park in Wrexham where the River Clwedog drops through a "cup and saucer" where the water is then pumped up to Erddig Hall.

NEWMANP 14 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 8:12PM
a scene i know well as its inside my local patch.
the plug holes make great foregrounds dont they and its usually seen from the other side of the reservoir.

its nice and contrasty as a mono and in that sense it works well but id have like to have seen the whole of the plughole and i find the narrow strip of sky above Bamford edge a little distracting and i would be tempted to crop just a slither from off the top to the top of the ridge.

im not sure exactly what you are asking in terms of what to get, i know nothing of paintshop pro( but others who do, will no doubt be along soon to help) and i would personally recommend photoshop or photoshop elements to cover most eventualities.

best regards
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 10:57PM
Nice one - excellent conversion, full of interest and very well composed. Everyone uses Photoshop, but there is really no need - especially at 600!

I used versions of PSP for years and it did all the average keen photographer needs. I bought Elements 5, now 8 of course - for my wife's laptop some years ago and it, too, is perfectly adequate for most people. I did find some of the Elements functions a bit too basic, but probably because I've used Photoshop since version 7.

The problem with Elements is that it can try and take over and tell you what to do rather than you use it as a tool - as it should be. But just use the editor without any of the assistance modes. (Steer clear of auto everything - learn to do it manually as your work here suggests you already can.)

pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2277 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 11:28AM
This is a very nice mono, but the sliver of sky at the top bothers me, so I would suggest cropping it. I have always used PaintshopPro and find it very user friendly. It's not budget that dictated my choice, but space on my original computer, and I am so at ease with the programme now, I would be loathe to change. Because it is inexpensive, why not go with it and, if you find it isn't adequate for your editing needs at a later date, you could progress to PS later.
wag_sfd 12 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2010 2:05PM
Thanks to everyone for the comments and advice,
Very much appreciated. Smile


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