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Mountains and Barn: Canadian Rockies

 
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Feb 01, 2011 13:32 |  #1

It's a beautiful day here in Calgary, -20C and very sunny.
Please let me know what you think of this shot and if there is anything I can do to improve it.


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Feb 01, 2011 13:52 |  #2

It looks under exposed and I would make that barn stand out a bit more.




  
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Feb 01, 2011 14:36 as a reply to  @ ChuckingFluff's post |  #3

Wow, what beautiful country! But COLD!

There's quite a bit you could do to improve this very nice image, especially if you shot in raw, but even if you didn't.

Here's an illustration using your small posted image. (You don't have image editing turned on, so if you want these removed, just say the word. I can't very well put into words what I can show you with a simple comparison.)

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Feb 01, 2011 14:50 |  #4

Hi Peano,

Thanks for the edits, I've turned image edit on. Those look great, that is a lot closer to what i had in mind. Do you mind give me a brief word version? I shot it in Raw so there is lots of room to work.


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Feb 01, 2011 15:19 as a reply to  @ Journeyingjon's post |  #5

I'd better show you. It's 12 layers, and I was just feeling my way along. ;) Here's a link to the psd file.

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Feb 02, 2011 09:10 |  #6

Peano wrote in post #11757728 (external link)
I'd better show you. It's 12 layers, and I was just feeling my way along. ;) Here's a link to the psd file.

https://www.yousendit.​com …ad/MzZFclVEaytr​eEJjR0E9PQ (external link)

As always, an inspiration to study harder, learn more, and get better. (It's either that or sell everything and take up model airplanes. :D ) Thanks to the OP and Peano for the opportunity -- I've trying to start with the original and see how close I can get to the Peano-ized version using my own techniques and Photoshop Elements. It's quite a challenge!


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Feb 02, 2011 09:20 |  #7

I like the composition. As it was said, it looks a tad under exposed. I see the edit version and it looks better, but maybe just a hair too much. Or it looks noisey to me.


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Feb 02, 2011 09:27 |  #8

Crystal W Photography wrote in post #11762322 (external link)
I like the composition. As it was said, it looks a tad under exposed. I see the edit version and it looks better, but maybe just a hair too much. Or it looks noisey to me.

I agree. I only had an 800 px image to work with, which leaves a lot to be desired.


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Feb 02, 2011 09:47 as a reply to  @ Peano's post |  #9

Here is my edited version using the RAW file, I think it's much improved.
Thoughts?


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Feb 02, 2011 09:50 as a reply to  @ Journeyingjon's post |  #10

Huge improvement! Bravo




  
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Feb 02, 2011 09:51 as a reply to  @ Journeyingjon's post |  #11

I am curious. I also like the composition, but the mountains in the background are reflecting a lot of the blue sky. Can that be adjusted?


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Feb 02, 2011 10:01 |  #12

pbelarge wrote in post #11762494 (external link)
I am curious. I also like the composition, but the mountains in the background are reflecting a lot of the blue sky. Can that be adjusted?

Yes, just select the mountains and then open whatever adjustment layer you prefer
(curves, levels, selective color, color balance, etc.). That will create a mask on the
adjustment layer. Then adjust the hue.

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