Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Salisbury Cathedral

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Salisbury, uk
    Posts
    95
    Real Name
    Paul Matthews

    Salisbury Cathedral

    Took these whilst waiting to pick my daughter up from school. I also found a few new bits on photoshop elements that i had not noticed before so had a play.

    1. Salisbury Cathedral

    2. Salisbury Cathedral

  2. #2
    MrB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hertfordshire, England
    Posts
    1,095
    Real Name
    Philip

    Re: Salisbury Cathedral

    Paul,

    I like the more dramatic cloud patterns of number 1, but the colours of number 2 seem more natural to me. For the composition, you have obviously cropped the original 3:2 (or 2:3) format images. If you have enough in the originals, and as you have shot the cathedral from an end viewpoint, I think the subject would suit a portrait oriented format, e.g. 3:4 or 5:7, with a little more space above the spire and the bottoms of the plants visible in the foreground. I also suggest that the image could be rotated slightly anticlockwise to make the tower and spire vertical.

    Just my opinions. Cheers.

    Philip

  3. #3
    Ken Curtis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    800
    Real Name
    Ken Curtis

    Re: Salisbury Cathedral

    I like the top photo best. It has a nice look to it. You might consider rotating the image slightly counter-clockwise as the cathedral appears to be leaning to the right.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Salisbury, uk
    Posts
    95
    Real Name
    Paul Matthews

    Re: Salisbury Cathedral

    cheers guys. I'll try and rotate it slightly. As for the crop there is sadly a huge tree to the right that would take your eye off the cathedral which is why its cropped out. There is also a small white fence to the bottom left also cropped out which is why i couldnt make it a portrait style shot.

    Thanks for the comments again though

  5. #5
    dje's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Brisbane Australia
    Posts
    4,228
    Real Name
    Dave Ellis

    Re: Salisbury Cathedral

    Paul I prefer the second. Could I suggest the following pp

    Reduce the highlights significantly to darken the sky and give it more texture (Shadows/Highlights adjustment in Elements)
    Rotate as suggested
    Add a little sharpening
    Perhaps increase the colour saturation a little

    Dave

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Salisbury, uk
    Posts
    95
    Real Name
    Paul Matthews

    Re: Salisbury Cathedral

    I had a go at what you said dave. i ended up with this after doing as you said

    Salisbury Cathedral

  7. #7
    Quinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Salisbury, UK
    Posts
    84
    Real Name
    Philip

    Re: Salisbury Cathedral

    Hay Paul
    Nice image. Definite improvement on the original. Is the spire still lop sided? May I also suggest bringing out a little of the detail in the Cathedral with some dudicious dodge n burning. Also the top of the roof and spire seem to be taking on a little blue colour cast ?
    Has a great 3 dimensional look !

    Cheers
    Phil

  8. #8
    dje's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Brisbane Australia
    Posts
    4,228
    Real Name
    Dave Ellis

    Re: Salisbury Cathedral

    Paul I think the edit does improve it however I think you've actually raised the shadows as well as reducing the highlights. The Shadows/Highlights adjustment opens up with a default setting of 25 on the shadows enhancement and you have to wind it down to zero if you don't want any shadow enhancement (which I dont think you need for this image). Winding this down should give richer colours on the cathedral.

    Dave

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •