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 Post subject: An Orange Sunset
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:30 am 
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Here's a shot that I took a couple of months ago:

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I personally think that it's a nice photo, although I would like to remove that bird house thing, I never noticed it when I was composing the shot.

Opinions? Thanks!

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I too think that the bird house is a bit distracting. I am no photoshop master like a lot of people here so I personally don't think I could take it out cleanly. I would try (if you dont want to go back and reshoot this shot) to use the clone stamp tool. I find that tool for taking out things in images VERY useful and can be very natural looking when you finish. Hope this helps! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:10 am 
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Thanks for the reply, I think that it would be too much effort to edit out. I'm no Photoshop Ninja myself, and the end result would probably be even worse.

I'll probably be back in the location in about a month, although this is an autumn shot and the next one would be a winter shot. There wouldn't be much difference considering that it's mostly a silhouette, but the branches wouldn't be as fine on the trees.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:05 am 
With your permission...
(Tell me if you want me to take it down)

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Im certainly no good at editing, but with the free program Gimp, it comes out no problem with the clone tool as mentioned.

Edit: Ok you can see evidence, but it was a 2 minute job and only if you know where to look.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:03 am 
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Thanks for the wonderful edit! You have complete rights to the photo.

I actually have Gimp on my PC, but I haven't had the time to use it or learn the basics. Do you know of any good sites that could help me out? I don't do much PP in any program. I also have Photoshop Elements 6 on my other PC.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:33 am 
Sorry, I kind of taught myself how to use it, but I think ive typed "Gimp tutorials" into google or youtube before today.

Also, sorry I never had the chance to say nice shot before! I like the composition.


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Hello, I've tried an edit myself, but under close inspection you can still see some errors.

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How do you guys think it came out?

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