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    Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Any C&C ?? Effects from topaz Simplify 4.....


    Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Photograph of a watercolour ??

    Nicely done.

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Duplicated post won't delete

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Not my taste Victor, sorry.

    My brain cannot reconcile the bits that should be sharp being soft (the timber) and the bits that might be forgiven for being soft, being sharp (the water)

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    This is the original:


    Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Regards

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    I think I prefer the treated version to the original, however you do need to level off the horizon.

    I am not a big fan of this kind of filter, but there is something about it that I quite like. Can't put my finger it but I like it.

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Although I prefer as realistic an image as possible, I can see where Simplify would work very well with the right image.

    I am also embarrassed to admit that I own Simplify as part of the Topaz Bundle but have never used it. Now I have no excuses. I'll need to see if I can find an image that it will work well with. Thanks for the 'nudge' David!

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    'Painting by numbers' comes to mind ?

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    This is a strong composition. Sometimes it's good to do a bit of experimenting, andI'm glad you did just that. Sure, you could work on the sharpness issue and the minimal tilt of the horizon, but I think the image has potential.
    The more distant stretch of water has some distinct shapes in it which are quite un-waterlike. Could that be improved by blurring or some other clever technique?

    Have fun!

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Not a lover of the sky in the first pic, but i prefer it over all, deffinatly looks better than the real place

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    The strong, graphic nature of both versions would be really great for me if the sky was removed.

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Thanks for sharing the original David.

    I had this suspicion when I saw the first shot, but I can now confirm there is some significant lateral CA (chromatic abberation) which is visible on the diagonal timber edges in the lower left corner. The red and cyan lines bordering dark to light, and vice versa, transitions.

    This is something that may, or may not, be easy to correct, depending upon whether you shot RAW, what your lens is and whether you have something like CS5 or CS6 (possibly LR), which may* allow it to be fixed by the simple expedient of turning on lens profile correction. I feel this might be tricky to correct manually as the lower left corner is really the only place you can see it, so getting the magnitude of a correction right by eye might prove difficult without causing problems elsewhere.

    * if your lens has been profiled.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    I think you need to keep the original sky; that is it. Sky, sky ,sky.

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Many thanks to all who have responded

    Am working on the CA in LR4 and Photoshop. Will post later when the ongoing "art work" has been completed ...

    Who knows even more sky...sky will be included as the original post was also cropped to exclude 95% of the sky in the top third.

    Thanks

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Reworked image not as dramatic .. more sky .. C&C welcome.

    Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Really nice, David!

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Now that's nice David, it was worth persevering with.

    Very good now.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sea View Walton-on-the-Naze

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Now that's nice David, it was worth persevering with.

    Very good now.

    Cheers,
    Dave,

    Many thanks. I feel the same.

    Thanks also to all who have commented on the many versions.

    Regards

    David

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