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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by OleJ, 21 Sep 2008.

  1. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Late

    Here we go without power lines (submitted for potm):
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    10mm, ISO1600, f/3.5, 1/20s, Powerlines removed in PS but otherwise no PP adjustments.

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    10mm, ISO1600, f/3.5, 1/20s, no PP.
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    And yes I should have used a tripod and shot at ISO100.
    It's my first ever UWA shot that I've really liked.

    Dunno if it's blue enough to trigger the theme. I hope so. C&C welcome.
     
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  2. Vers

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    Damn the powerlines. It's a nice image, but I've got to say the distortion and powerlines kill it for me a bit.
     
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  4. OleJ

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    Thanks Vers. I was unsure about those powerlines...

    Does anyone know if it's within POTM regulations to clone them away in PS?

    The distortion I kinda like. Usually it disturbs me but I think it works well with creating depth (or suction :) ) in the foreground.
     
  5. Vers

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    The distortion of the fenceline and open structures is fine...its the building on the left that distracts me a bit. As for the powerlines, yes they can be cloned out--then again if you like them or find that others do then they might be better left alone.
     
  6. OleJ

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    He he yeah I hate that building on the left but that is actually more to the fact that they drained some sewer stuff out on the sidewalk for six months. :)
    I don't really care for the powerlines as I don't think they add to the composition in either a positive or negative way but I let them stay there for the purity of Camera->sRGB->upload without any PP.
    I'll try cloning out the lines later and see if it does any good.

    This sunset was killer. We were on our way home from a weekend away and at the stop before this one it was breath-taking. Unfortunately the missus had no intention of getting of the train early and waiting for the next. lol
    If I have the time tonight I might give it a go but it's rather uncertain.
     
  7. GregTheRotter

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    Nothing against pp with this topic. Get rid of the power lines for sure :)
     
  8. OleJ

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    so much better without those powerlines
     
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    much nicer, the powerlines were a distraction
     
  11. OleJ

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    Thanks fellas! :)
    Edit: Uploaded to POTM site.
     
  12. ssR

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    very nice. excuse me for being a noob but what is UWA?
     
  13. akpoly

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    ultra-wide-angle
     
  14. Smilodon

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    Nice shot. :)

    I tend to love pictures that have some sort of symmetry to them. I also love sunsets, so this one is spot on ;)
     
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    I really like the shot, OleJ. And the cloning out really helped - it looks much nicer without the powerlines. :) I have a few shots of my own I need to do that with...
     
  16. OleJ

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    I'm glad to hear you like it Smilodon :) Two flies with one swat sure is nice :) And I think the symmetry is what makes me care for the shot as well.

    I highly recommend the spot healing brush in PS ;) If you want to remove something from a non-uniform surface then it really rocks. Don't use it on detail stuff though :D


    Thanks for all the positive responses!
     
  17. Smilodon

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    I find the clone tool a bit more useful than the spot healing tool. The spot healer tend to make a smudge out of everything if you aren't careful.
    Using the clone tool and sampling from lots of different laces is usually the best, as you have more control.
     
  18. OleJ

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    It quite depends on what you are working on and yes in some cases you are quite right. I cleaned away the power lines almost by just drawing a single line across the picture right on top of the power lines and "boom" the power lines were gone and the sky still looked immaculate :) What I like about the healing brush (there are two and I can never remember the diff) is that texture is changed but contrasts/colors/shadows are kept. It works wonders on removing zits on faces ;)
    The clone tool is indeed very good but it's not always you have something to source the clone from. And you need a lot to be able to give it variety enough I think...
     
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    Yeah, you are right. It depends, as always, on what you are doing, and what you want it to look like. :)
     
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    2nd attempt is much better...though I still hate the distorted building :hehe:
     
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