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    Sunday Afternoon at the Lake

    It was a nice day today, the storms are gone, the Jacarandah's are in bloom and what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than out and about with the camera !

    I would love to hear any comments thanks

    Cheers Dave

    PS: Must go - have to watch the Aussies give the Kiwis a rugby lesson - eh

    Update on rugby semi : All Blacks 20 v Aust 6 . Oh dear, I have some humble pie to eat. Just too good.
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    Re: Sunday Afternoon at the Lake

    The first image with 72% Hard Light added in Gimp.

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    Re: Sunday Afternoon at the Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by stg View Post
    The first image with 72% Hard Light added in Gimp.

    Thanks Steve

    I've never used Hard Light before but that really gives it a lift. I've just tried it on the original image using PSE9 with 50% Hard Light and it works well. It seems to suit this particular image.

    Cheers Dave

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    Re: Sunday Afternoon at the Lake

    Hi Dave. Clearly the shadows and grass at the front have more impact and the trees more vivid colors now.

    Cheers

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    Re: Sunday Afternoon at the Lake

    Nice! I love it, Steve and Dave, when I learn something new!

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    Re: Sunday Afternoon at the Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Nice! I love it, Steve and Dave, when I learn something new!
    Thanks for commenting Frank. There are a lots of techniques available with pp but the trick IMO is to know which technique/s will work best on a particular type of image. I guess this comes down to experience. That's why it's good to be able to draw on the knowledge of others in this forum.

    Cheers Dave
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    Re: Sunday Afternoon at the Lake

    Dave, I like your image with the 50% Hard Light that you have used. I have a lot to learn about PP but I do not have PhotoShop - my software is PaintShop Photo Pro. It has an adjustment called Local Tone Mapping that gives an image a similar lift to Hard Light; I don't know if you have something similar in PhotoShop. I have no idea how it works (one of the experts here might understand it), but it seems to have another effect - it brings out detail in the shadows. Hope you don't mind this, but I used gentle application of LTM to produce the following result on your first image; notice the effect, particularly on the foreground tree, compared to the Hard Light images:-

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    Re: Sunday Afternoon at the Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    Dave, I like your image with the 50% Hard Light that you have used. I have a lot to learn about PP but I do not have PhotoShop - my software is PaintShop Photo Pro. It has an adjustment called Local Tone Mapping that gives an image a similar lift to Hard Light; I don't know if you have something similar in PhotoShop. I have no idea how it works (one of the experts here might understand it), but it seems to have another effect - it brings out detail in the shadows. Hope you don't mind this, but I used gentle application of LTM to produce the following result on your first image; notice the effect, particularly on the foreground tree, compared to the Hard Light images:-


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    Hi Philip

    Thanks for your comments and edit. The Paintshop Pro LTM does gives the image a nice lift, in a slightly different way with the shadows enhanced as you indicate. I don't really know which I'd choose now ! I don't know about Photoshop CS5 but as far as I know Photoshop Elements does not have this feature. I do however have a plug-in from DCE for PSE which does Tone Mapping similar to that used for HDR and I believe I could achieve similar results with that. I'll have a play with it.

    Cheers Dave

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