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    Thailand Tugboat

    I took this picture crossing the river in Bangkok. It was a spur of the moment shot that I did not have much time to compose. I really like the photo. I did some PP but am just learning. I would like to get some C & C. Thanks.

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    P.S. The guy is brushing his teeth.
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    Re: Thailand Tugboat

    Steve

    Good on-the-spot capture. Tells us a story about an aspect of life in that place.

    A couple of suggestions ....

    • Maybe a counter-clockwise rotation to level up the shore line. I think that would also add to the dramatic effect of the boat coming up towards you.
    • I see you writing that you are just learning on PP. I don't know if you've yet studied the notion of Local Contrast Enhancement (LCE). If not, the CiC tutorial Thailand Tugboathere is excellent for giving you an understanding of what it's about. I took a copy of your image into the GIMP, one of my PP packages, and put in LCE. In my opinion, it really lifted the scene quite significantly. Made it 'pop'.

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    Re: Thailand Tugboat

    Donald

    Thanks for the advice. I leveled the shore line and worked with the LCE. Will have to practice some more but I see what you mean. Here is what I did with the LCE. Thanks for the tips.

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    Re: Thailand Tugboat

    Much better after the LCE, what a difference, now it's got a punch. What a colourful boat, you wouldn't like our tugboats

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    Re: Thailand Tugboat

    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky View Post
    P.S. The guy is brushing his teeth.
    I do hope he's not using the river water

    A good capture, better now level.
    I think you went past 'natural' with the LCE towards 'painterly', but actually it suits it very well, a good call.

    A very nice result.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Thailand Tugboat

    Thanks for comments and help. I will keep plugging away

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