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    Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    This shot is taken with my Nikon D40..It was my first Attempt of a tall building with My camera .

    This is the office and communication tower for Etisalat.(UAE Telecommunication Company)
    Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Hi Dharankk9 - The good thing about this image is that the verticals are vertical; there is no perspective distortion. However, I would crop out about 2/3 rds of the image and concentrate on the tower itself as much of the rest of the image is a bit distracting. Then I would add some more saturation, a tad of contrast enhancement, before sharpening some more. I say these things not to be critical or uncomplimentary, but because I have taken so many shots like this and then spent so much time trying to make them look better.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Hi Dharankk9 - The good thing about this image is that the verticals are vertical; there is no perspective distortion. However, I would crop out about 2/3 rds of the image and concentrate on the tower itself as much of the rest of the image is a bit distracting. Then I would add some more saturation, a tad of contrast enhancement, before sharpening some more. I say these things not to be critical or uncomplimentary, but because I have taken so many shots like this and then spent so much time trying to make them look better.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    David
    Thanks for the advice (I would like to say the comment as advice)That means my first attempt is not bad. Are you telling about Editing if so I am a child in this matter. So this photo uploaded direct from camera to photo bucket.
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    I have tried a bit editing see the photo

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Hi dharankk9: I like the image and agree with David's comments. I've looked at your revised version and I like it even though you have pushed it a little into the unrealistic. Depending on what you are hoping to accomplish it doesn't bother me and actually makes it a more interesting image in my eyes.

    I appreciate that a utility structure has been made into an aesthetic building. Communications towers don't have to look so good and it's nice when they do.

    An interesting effect for me is that at first glance the image looks like it's not straight. However when I look closer it is nice and straight as David said. It must be the curved line that creates that effect.

    Chuck

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Quote Originally Posted by CNelson View Post
    Hi dharankk9: I like the image and agree with David's comments. I've looked at your revised version and I like it even though you have pushed it a little into the unrealistic. Depending on what you are hoping to accomplish it doesn't bother me and actually makes it a more interesting image in my eyes.

    I appreciate that a utility structure has been made into an aesthetic building. Communications towers don't have to look so good and it's nice when they do.

    An interesting effect for me is that at first glance the image looks like it's not straight. However when I look closer it is nice and straight as David said. It must be the curved line that creates that effect.

    Chuck
    Thanks for the description and comment.
    correction with photoshop get a real color of glass only color of wall and grass become different from original. If i reduces color of grass then the color of glass is fading.Any way I will try it to make it more realistic.I am happy to learn something with these meaningful comments.
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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Ah you can change the grass separate from the glass colours but it takes a bit of practise and familiarity with editing software so I'll leave out the how since you said are new to it. Just thought might be something to bear in mind for the future. It is easy to do but experimenting and getting comfortable with the editor is prerequisite or it's a bit like jumping in the deepend before you can swim. Nice image by the way.

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Hi Vidyadharan,

    What software do you have for doing your photo editing?

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Vidyadharan,

    What software do you have for doing your photo editing?
    I have photoshop CS3 . Only started with basics through Free online tutorials.I am doing this for a hobby not a professional.
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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    Ah you can change the grass separate from the glass colours but it takes a bit of practise and familiarity with editing software so I'll leave out the how since you said are new to it. Just thought might be something to bear in mind for the future. It is easy to do but experimenting and getting comfortable with the editor is prerequisite or it's a bit like jumping in the deepend before you can swim. Nice image by the way.
    I heard that separation of objects can be done with Magic wand tool.I have to try it .
    Thanks for the comments.

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Quote Originally Posted by dharankk9 View Post
    I heard that separation of objects can be done with Magic wand tool.
    With Photoshop there is usually at least 10 ways to do anything - in the case of your 2nd version of the image a "quick and dirty" solution would be to simply wipe over the oversaturated bits with the sponge tool set to desaturate.

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    This is more what I had in mind:

    Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Note that because the upload photo does not have that many pixels changes to the image can lead to unwanted artefacts, like posterisation. I did this using the GIMP. Cropping as seen, saturation enhancement about 15%, and sharpening using a plugin similar to unsharp mask, set at a radius of about 1.5.

    Now I look more closely at the image, there is a strange distortion or optical effect apparent. The verticals are OK, but the horizontals seen in the different floors vary. Is this the lens or the angle? I'm not sure.

    Cheers

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    This is more what I had in mind:

    Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Note that because the upload photo does not have that many pixels changes to the image can lead to unwanted artefacts, like posterisation. I did this using the GIMP. Cropping as seen, saturation enhancement about 15%, and sharpening using a plugin similar to unsharp mask, set at a radius of about 1.5.

    Now I look more closely at the image, there is a strange distortion or optical effect apparent. The verticals are OK, but the horizontals seen in the different floors vary. Is this the lens or the angle? I'm not sure.

    Cheers

    David
    Thanks for the sample with description
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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    I now see what you mean David, but looking at it I suspect there may be a slow twist to the 'sharp edge' on the left hand side, whereby the corner on the lower floors are further from us than the top most floors. That was my theory and I am pleased to confirm it here.

    BTW Does cutting that tree in half bug anyone else?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Looking at the original Dave, it looks like a bit of cloning etc would be required or a slightly different viewpoint initially. The latter would be my preferred solution, if there was a second chance to go there.

    Ian

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    Re: Telecom Tower Dubai (UAE)

    Dave - Well spotted re the twist. Also, half a tree is not so good, but for the purpose of illustration ....

    Cheers
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