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 Post subject: Beach debris
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:07 am 
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The coastline is covered in drift wood. This makes a photo opportunity every 5m !

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 Post subject: Re: Beach debris
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Amazing shots! I'm a little confused on how you managed to get the effect in the first shot, could you explain to me how you post-processed it? Thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: Beach debris
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Thanks.

Yep the first shot is a HDR shot. Then it's had a graduated colour filter added to the sky in Lightroom.

Tonal and exposure adjustments include exposure lightening of the highlight areas of the wood and then a slight inverse graduated filter for the foreground to lighten and enhance the perspective. Some sharpening and noise reduction and minor tweaking of color balances to get a subtle contrast and increase the dramatic setting of the shot.

I try to base my shots on a strong composition and then mix between HDR, B&W and minor enhancement of the shot in ps elements 10 and Lightroom 4.1.

Hopefully the shots are not over processed by much and still retain that natural look. I hope anyway!

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 Post subject: Re: Beach debris
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:55 pm 
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robbon44 wrote:
I try to base my shots on a strong composition and then mix between HDR, B&W and minor enhancement of the shot in ps elements 10 and Lightroom 4.1.

That's how it's best done, composition for me is the most important aspect of a picture. Things like color, contrast, etc. can be adjusted/changed in whatever editing software you use.

By the way, I think the first one is like on the edge of still retaining it's natural look, but still it looks amazing :D

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 Post subject: Re: Beach debris
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Thanks. I took a lot of shots and your right some just didn't work. The best ones are the ones where it's on the edge of not working...

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 Post subject: Re: Beach debris
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Totally agreed :D

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