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    Chapel in the mountains...different view

    Does this view work better. I have also cropped it to remove the edge past the fence. This one doesn't have the bush in the foreground.


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    Re: Chapel in the mountains...different view

    Dear Michelle,

    It is a nice chapel with nice surroundings, but I am wondering if the you could make it better by avoiding more of the tree in the left, f.i. by making some steps to the right and then make the picture, or cropping a part of it away.

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    Re: Chapel in the mountains...different view

    As a starting point, this is a much nicer composition Michelle, I like the scale set by the building and large tree, plus the backdrop of the hill - it looks like a longer focal length than 70mm, was this a crop from a larger scene? (I'm just curious)

    To improve;
    This shot, in PP:
    Slight clockwise rotation
    Slight desaturation/reduce exposure on grass only (the grass is still too bright for my eyes)
    Slight crop off left (say 5% width) to remove the nearer tree on left, but leave the big one in shot as I like how it towers over the chapel building
    Approx. 10% crop off right

    Here's what I mean;

    Chapel in the mountains...different view

    If you flick between your version and mine, you'll see there isn't that much difference.

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: Chapel in the mountains...different view

    Hi Dave,
    Thank you so much for your input. I see its the little things that count. I did not even notice the tree on the left.
    What does PP mean?
    I need to learn how to do a rotation on my photos. Will experiment.
    This is the original image taken with my 15 - 85mm lens

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    Re: Chapel in the mountains...different view

    "PP" is short for "post-processing."

    You're clearly a quick learner, Michelle. The soft, muted colors work really well this type of scene.

    Try another crop on for your liking (or not): The right side at the far right foreground fencepost and the bottom just barely beneath that fence.

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    Re: Chapel in the mountains...different view

    I'll leave detailed comments to those more expert than me. But I like the photo -- including the large tree on the left.

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    Re: Chapel in the mountains...different view

    Quote Originally Posted by michelleh View Post
    I see its the little things that count.
    Absolutely - and as Mike says, you're a quick learner.

    Quote Originally Posted by michelleh View Post
    I need to learn how to do a rotation on my photos. Will experiment.
    Yes I actually did a screen grab of how I did that to show you (because it isn't that obvious), but the screen grab file seems to be corrupt and wouldn't upload (done hundreds before and that's never happened!)

    The verbal answer is that if you choose the crop tool, then (temporarily) align one of the crop edges with something like the wall ends under the roof, then take the mouse ouside the crop area, it changes from being a straight double ended arrow to a curved one, if you click in this mode, you can rotate the image.

    Like this (new screen grab);

    Chapel in the mountains...different view

    Once the correct angle is set, the four "handles" (the boxes half way along each side) can each be dragged out to where needed for the crop itself, just be careful not to go out too far and include empty triangles at the corners. When you're happy, just double click inside the box and it does the crop. (or you can use the 'tick' button at the top)

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 1st January 2013 at 08:24 PM.

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    Re: Chapel in the mountains...different view

    Thanks Dave,
    I have not been too successful. I could not do this with ZoomBrowser, so I used Digital Photo Professional. When I tried to rotate a portion of the image I could not get a full image back. Only top and sides, not bottom. I then rotated the whole image and did not know how to crop in DPP so I copied it back to ZoomB and then did the cropping of sides and edges. This is the result. It looks like I am going to have to spend a lot of time getting to know DPP. It still looks like it is leaning though. I will have to try again.

    Chapel in the mountains...different view


    This is my second attempt:

    Chapel in the mountains...different view
    Last edited by michelleh; 2nd January 2013 at 07:08 PM.

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    Re: Chapel in the mountains...different view

    [QUOTE=Dave Humphries;276171]Absolutely - and as Mike says, you're a quick learner.

    I have got to be. Don't have much time!

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