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25-05-2010, 08:42 PM
This one has caused me a lot of issues.
Struggled with the sepia bit.
25-05-2010, 08:56 PM
Scott, i like the image and i don't mind the sepia tone as it is a bit different.
THe walkway is a strong lead int the image.. but when you reach the beach.. hmm i get a little lost. If it was mine i would up the contrast on the walkway a bit to try and stranghten the image... i will have a quick play to show you what i mean.. i am no expert but when i see wood i really want to see the texture..
back in a min with how i would have done it..
25-05-2010, 09:08 PM
Just a quick play.. and actually i dont really like it.. but i think its shows what i means.. i have "burned" the wooden walkway to make it a lot stronger in the pic. i also ramped up the sharpening and a big curves adjustment in photoshop to give it a heap of contrast..
What do you think?
ANyway.. take my words with a grain of salt.. as i am just learning
25-05-2010, 09:09 PM
Here goes (muttering to myself.... be constructive..)
The image has potential, but the main distraction for me is the stark difference in the lighting on each side of the walkway, i find my eye is drawn to the right hand side, i don't know if it is the shadow of the handrail or just the amount of shadow in the scrub.
The sepia looks more like a yellow filter than sepia, not really doing it for me, sorry, how does it work as a B&W?
This would look far stronger on an overcast day, or at dusk or dawn.
Oh, by the way, clean your sensor :)
25-05-2010, 09:32 PM
Scott. throw away your camera...you don't deserve to own a nikon. ;-)
Was that harsh enough ? just kidding mate :-)
Seriously though, I thought it was too yellow as well. Also think that these types of photos are best symmetrical, but the lean on the fence on the right, and the shadow, interferes with that.
26-05-2010, 08:20 AM
Wow you guys are harsh.
Now, as I said I had a lot of trouble getting a Sepia look. did a bit of research, I used the sepia filter, as suggested, but as Steve said, it's a bit yellow. B&W wasn't that great either. Not suer how to get it a bit redder.
I was inspired by the shots they have in the Sebel Blue, where we stayed, they had a quite a few of these beachy type seens, in a real rustic sepia look. Which looked great.
Time of day, didn't have a lot of choice as it was a beautiful sunny day, and we were only there over night.
Antsan, I agree. I don't like your version either, but see where you are going. Gives me some food for though re the wood.
Steve, Maybe the sepia/B&W enhances the light diff between fence sides. I'll post up a B&W and colour version, to see the diif.
And I will clean my sensor soon. Good pick up.
Cookster = de-friended!!!!!
I tried to get it symmetrical, but I notice the line of nails is slightly off to one side as well.
Being a summers day there was plenty of traffic, so I usually only had a few minutes between annoying people.
Will try harder next time.
PS: POST 200!!! I'm catching you Simon.
Scott, may I ask why you decided on sepia for this image? I agree with above, I like the way the path has a strong lead to the water and it is an interesting image, but have you thought of plain old black and white? Maybe it would suit better?
26-05-2010, 08:33 AM
Lloyd, 2nd line in my post above, I was inspired by some other pics I'd seen.
B&W just didn't do it for me, and I wanted that old fashion picture look.
I will B&W of it up tonight, and see what you think.
26-05-2010, 08:44 PM
Contrast Boost, and levels and shadows/highlights boost.
And B&W version.
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