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Old 04-27-2010   #1
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I would like see advices about this photo ...



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Well you asked for "advices"..not that I know anything but I will hazard some thoughts nonetheless. The top and bottom "framing" seems weird, maybe it's the fashion these days but it still is distracting for me. There are halos around the rhs rocks that are clipping the horizon, the sea on lhs below horizon seems to have lost it's colour in processing. Composition I can't place, it might work better if there was some deail in the rocks. My thoughts though..and not nescesarily correct.
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Thanks for posting motasemayyad! This is an interesting image and the colors are quite nice. Keep posting and looking at photos/post of other members so that you will learn from the comments made.

I know how dificult it is to translate into english, and we have people on our forum from all over the world. It took me a moment to realize that it was the framing that was catching my attention at first. I can't comment on that because personal preference is such an important factor, and each of us has our own tastes which others may or may not share.

The halos around the rocks may be caused by aggressive processing, I have had that problem myself. The rocks themselves have become an important element of the scene, but if meant to be without detail they do not have a feature that works well with the scene. Aagain, I have run into that too.

Here is a shot I took some time ago. I captured three pelicans as they flew across the setting sun at Bodega Bay, California. The rocks in the foregroound are too dark to have any detail (blown shadows) but they are not a prominent part of the scene and their darkeness matches that of the pelicans.

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Hi,

THANX for the reply ... I had to make highlights/shadows adjusments iin the image ad some blending and surface blur to remove noise ...

HOW about posting the original photo and let you guys play around with and teach me for optimal quality ...

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I think lighting the rocks would have been a good idea since they take so much room in the picture.

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Hi,

THANX for the reply ... I had to make highlights/shadows adjusments iin the image ad some blending and surface blur to remove noise ...

HOW about posting the original photo and let you guys play around with and teach me for optimal quality ...

YOURS,
Yes, please post the original and some of us can play with it!
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Here is the original ...

Please write about hoe you edit it ...

http://hotfile.com/dl/40459309/62d8f...F3334.JPG.html

Repost the edited one ...
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Okay, here are two edits. The first I used as few tools as possible which may be what you can do, avoiding such things as layers, layer-masks, etc. Then for the second image I used both a Tone-Mapping HDR plugin by Photomatix, and then several NiK plugins in Photoshop.

For the first I used the Magic Wand to select all of the rock area, and I used the feather controls to make sure that I didn't have too much rock, or have any sea selected. Then I alternated between Hue/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast, and Exposure-Gamma/Offset to get the right amount of rock luminance/saturation etc.

Then I Inverted the Selection so that I was processing everything except the rocks. Now I did the same thing with the sky, and then again Inverted the Selection to the rocks, to make further adjustments. When I was done I resized to 800 pixels wide, and finsished with some sharpening.

For the second image I used a number of techniques including Tone-Mapping, Polarizing, etc., etc......

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WOW mr. Ken-L ...

Thanx ... your words were so helping ...

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Wooops --- double posting - See next.

Ken's 2nd edit is really stunning ... good one mate!


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