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Roll Call Personal Challenge Image

By WelshKiwi  
OK Guys, I have done my Challenge. Note a DAY early as well. Smile Smile Smile Smile

This is so I can get some help incase its cr*p and I need to do it again before 9.00pm tomorrow LOL.

I worked in Elements 5 as Im not anywhere comfortable in CS3 yet.

I did stuff the proper way as Cheryl told me, and not just pressed the auto fix button.

As part of my Personal Challenge for Roll Call, I had to frame my image and title it.

I also had to resize and upload it to make the most use of my EPZ membership.

Im looking for helpful critique but please be aware this is the FIRST time I have ever don anything like this and I had to use instructions and books and not ask for any help other than EPZ members.

So all day its been me and my computer alone with me swearing at it.

Jeez, Im nervous lol, but I promise I wont delete, hopefully this experiment of Roll Call peeps will make a difference one day.

Thanks fo looking.

Lee

Tags: Challenge Personal Frozen North wales Trees Snowdonia Digitally manipulated Roll Call Landscape and travel Capel curig Wildlife and nature

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lonely_oryx 15 61 55 England
3 Feb 2008 4:36PM
Lovely image
lindin 14 451 United States
3 Feb 2008 4:41PM
I loved the original image but cropped this way with the frame really makes it stand out....well done.
csurry 20 9.2k 92
3 Feb 2008 5:02PM
It's an improvement Smile

Maybe a tad too green to give the sense of coldness that the frosted trees deserve.

As fo th framing, well it reminds me of one of those inspirational posters from work Wink
Costy 15 483 6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 5:07PM
Lee,

Firstly a HUUUUGE well done to you for completing the challenge!! Especially one that is WAAAY out of your comfort zone! But you did it and a pat on the back is deserved too.

The crop is much better than the original and I am glad you worked the framing out! Even got the text in there aswell!!!

Colour changes have improved it and brightened the image up a great deal, so plus marks there too.

Crit:
I think just to add that finishing touch it would benefit from some noise removal, then maybe selecting just the water and upping the contrast some more to bring out even more from th reflections.

Also to even the crop out slightly, leaving on another inch on the top.

Very good entry though and a massive improvement on the original image! I am proud of you hun!! Smile Smile Smile
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
3 Feb 2008 5:11PM
No need to be nervous, Lee, the Gal's done well!

I haven't figured out the text bit yet, so now ur one up on me! Tongue

Listen to Cheryl, she really does talk a lot of sense (did I really just say that!) LOL Wink

Fran x
Costy 15 483 6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 5:11PM
As a result of what has been said... you are well deserving of my award for the week and I want you to have it Smile So there you go...
WelshKiwi 14 3.2k 2 Wales
3 Feb 2008 5:18PM
Aw shucks.

Yup, I know its not perfect and Im not finished with it yet. I too agreed about the green but Im never sure how much is too much or afraid of over doing it, does that make sense.

Well, this challenge, you guys, and making myself do it has shown me what I can do, if only I just DO IT !!!!

Thanks Everyone, and I love our Roll Call Award Smile
Costy 15 483 6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 5:20PM
Did you like it Lee? I just designed it now just for you and your image! Smile
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 826 England
3 Feb 2008 5:24PM
Much improved. there is some noise evident as it's a crop from a compact shot, but if you learnt a lot from enhancing this it was worth it.
csurry 20 9.2k 92
3 Feb 2008 5:32PM

Quote:Listen to Cheryl, she really does talk a lot of sense


I'm keeping that bit of the quote - in a very safe place so I can use it in the future Smile
WelshKiwi 14 3.2k 2 Wales
3 Feb 2008 5:39PM
LOL Cheryl. Smile

Yes Costy I love the award but I didnt realise it went into a special gallery lol, people will think we are barking lolSmile

Thanks for all the positive comments, if you see any other ways for me to practise on this, please just let me know ok.

Lee Smile
Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
3 Feb 2008 8:29PM
Yeap you've passed and really well... Well done Lee

Dave
rowarrior 14 4.4k 9 Scotland
3 Feb 2008 11:40PM
Looks good dear, although possibly a tad too green now, but well done for trying it all Smile

Hmm, do you think I could take commission and teach Fran how to do the text too? Wink
Blenkinsopp 16 320 4 England
4 Feb 2008 2:15PM
congratulations on completing your challenge
newy17 16 273 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 9:30PM
congrats lee this looks better ive just got CS3 so im goner have fun getting my head round it lol,,
ian
EmmaG_M 14 136 4 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2008 9:35AM
Well done on completing your challenge, have you thought about flipping this portrait style, would make for an interesting abstract! I like it, very frosty!!
Barbaraj 15 450 England
6 Feb 2008 7:00PM
Congrats on doing the challenge.
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
10 Feb 2008 11:57PM
have a 30 for all that hard work...well done looks fab Smile

Dianna
11 Feb 2008 12:27AM
Eye-catching. Beautifully done.
Mac
11 Feb 2008 9:21AM
Great work Lee, Its marvelous just how fast you can learn from some of the other members, well done.

Dougie.
Libby_M 15 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 12:32PM
nice reflection
nice shot
akw 15 341 3 England
11 Feb 2008 8:27PM
Great image
alan
12 Feb 2008 1:17AM
Nicely captured, love the reflection

Graeme
canadamon 14 4 Canada
12 Feb 2008 1:20PM
looks great , nice framing
damon
JONTHELENS 15 34 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 8:15PM
Lovely reflection and colour.

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