Love that sky!!!
Originally Posted by domenic
Spectacular view - yes it is a building - so why not?
I would personally try to align the building - it looks like it's going to fall off
I leave the grid lines on with my camera - but some people prefer to be creative and so neither way is'correct'
Here's how I would prefer to do it: -
Hmm - got that wrong! - try this...
couple of new pix to compliment this thread. :rolleyes:
Gintaras, I really like the textured surfaces of the interior of your first picture. :)
rickalm2000, Still Standing, is beautiful, great light and love the B&W for that shot. :D
Domenic, I also really liked the "summit terrace of the Agguille du Midi, Mont Blanc Massif, France", definitely an interesting building and love the blue sky too!:cool:
Below three photos of the Sydney skyline, at different zoom magnification, the first two were taken about an hour before sunset, it was heavily overcast, about ten minutes before a heavy thunderstorm, so light was very dull, but I really liked the clouds and sky colour, and the terraced luxury apartment/hotel buildings facing Hyde Park are sort of interesting...
9.7mm (in a range of 6.3mm wide to 63.3mm telephoto):
World Square in fine weather at 63.3mm:
Well I haven't really taken any pictures lately so I thought I'd post something older. I took this in Germany this past summer. It's not HDR, though it probably would be if I knew what HDR was when I took it. The original isn't that great, so I did a significant amount editing to make it a little better. Taken with the S3.
This shot looks really great - it would be very interesting to see the orig to see just what you have done with it. I think it's perfectly OK to work on your photos - it's all part of your own creation and interpretation after all.
Originally Posted by TheWengler
Meanwhile - this is a wonderfull composition - and the final product looks just great
I agree, Lukas. A very nice shot. It really does look like a well-done HDR. What all did you do in PP?
Originally Posted by Geoff Chandler
Thanks guys. I don't usually do this much pp but I really wanted to get something I liked out of this image. Basically, I started by by copying the background layer. Then I edited the two layers separately (one for the foreground and the other for the sky), levels, saturation, etc. Then I inserted a blank layer under the top layer and linked (not sure if this is the right term, I used Ctrl G) the two. Then painted onto the blank layer where I wanted the changes from the linked layer to appear. I know that sounds confusing, sorry. :confused: I finished up with a soft focus effect. Flattened the image, then created a duplicate layer. Applied some Gaussian blur and lowered the opacity. I think that's about it. Here's what I started with.
It's a great shot, Lukas. The edited version is over-the-top for my taste, but I know lots of people enjoy that look so I have respect for it. I prefer the sky in the original, and the green grass is a little radioactive :D but it really is a good shot.