- Nature & landscape
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- 1/80s f/8 ISO 400 95mm
Hi John @johndunkle. With (a) The tools I have; (b) The limited expertise I have in the use of those tools; (c) My questionable artistic eye, this is about the best I could come up with. I'm hopeful of eventually being able to improve at least two of those conditions, so I'm happy in the knowledge that I still have the original raw file and can go back to that when I know what I'm doing.1 9 March 2015
Once again, many thanks for your assistance with this project, it's very much appreciated.
OK - here is what I did - in about 15 seconds.... the underside of the cloud is still too strong for me - so, I'd back it out just a bit... But, here is what I did...1 7 March 2015
1) - Took out the vertical line above the cloud using the healing brush. It's not pretty working on a 72 DPI image - but, you get the idea - and now it looks like a wisp
2) - Added structure to the boat - and the water trail behind the trawler. It shows a bit better that the trawler wanted out...
3) Took out the visual distractions in the park - the white post and the white 4-panel thing. I kept looking at them once I saw them - as their values draw attention away to the real Image in this Image..
4) On the leading edge of the cloud on the top of the cloud - again - added structure is - as that where the "real anger" is - and you can see it.
5) I emphasized the soft pastels in the sky (vibrance ONLY! not SATURATION!!) which offset the angry, dark cloud.. The benefit to that also is it better defines the "rain line" from the cloud - which the trawler is scrambling from... See it? You exposed this perfectly..!!!
6) I added a -3% vignette at the extreme edge of the corners - to keep our eyes in the frame - move the mid-point out by about 15-20% - and you don't really notice it - but - it's there...
7) I straightened the horizon a bit to appease Joe (HEH! Hi Joe!)
8) I added about 3% contrast and 0% brightness - then brought down the highlights by 2% to keep the overall highlight value..
9) Take a deep breathe - as there is no "9"... ;)
Yours is an amazing image - and I'm honored that you allowed me to take a quick rework on it.. My sincerest thanks for that..!
Hi Russ - here are the areas I'm about to play with a bit... The oblong line above the cloud is the vertical line that I see... Hang on - and I'll post my revision and what I did overall. As well - quite frankly - this is your image.. And if it were mine? It would be hanging in my gallery.. Superb...
Hi Russ,Helpful 1 7 March 2015
I keep on coming back to this image - and coming back - and well, coming back. It is fabulous - to be honest. But - you see the vertical line just above the cloud in both versions? I see it as well. Also - the left 1/5th of the horizon is "up" a bit.. Would you mind terribly if I uploaded my quick revision - and I'll post back, if you allow me to upload - what I did.. And if you do not like it - that's OK, too!!
My best - and a terrific image in its own right..! Congrats!
Hi Russ. I agree with Mike. The second version is better than the first. Is the horizon a little sloped counterclockwise? And maybe punch up the boat just a little. Just suggestions. Nice overall shot. JoeHelpful 1 4 March 2015
This is the reworked version
Hi Russell. Nice shot. It may be worth having a look at the histogram and perhaps increase the contrast a little, I feel the shot could be made more dramatic. I would not want to be on that boat when the cloud empties out. Mike.1 March 2015