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Ok NOW First Sepia-Appropriate Pic w/ New Cam! (First Post=Technical Difficulties)

This is a discussion on Ok NOW First Sepia-Appropriate Pic w/ New Cam! (First Post=Technical Difficulties) within the Alternative photography forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; Please ignore last post. Now it works thanks to Irfanview. Thanks! Please critique (on the nicer side?) I have had ...

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    Please ignore last post. Now it works thanks to Irfanview. Thanks! Please critique (on the nicer side?) I have had my Nikon D80 cam less than two weeks but have taken 250 pics already. This is one of my favorite for some odd reason. Sepia added a nice touch. Please let me know what you think! Thanks alot!
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    Hmmm.. interesting. Old railway trestle? I think the sepia works nicely here, although it might be worth playing around and trying different tones and perhaps dodging the dark areas esp. right foreground to lighten them up a little. From a composition standpoint, the only thought I have is that it might have been better if you were able to set it so that your camera's sensor plane was square to the cross-members; right now, it appears to me that the vertical elements are leaning toward the back of the image slightly but that's fairly minor. Overall, a creative image. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    Thanks Thats exactly what it is. Hidden down a path, old raised railroad. I quite liked it in black and white, but sepia is neat. I love sitting on my comp and fiddling with images in Corel. Thanks alot. Will definitely post more I do understand what you are saying tho... when i look at it i think it is a great start, but "field-wise" (actually out taking them) I need OODLES of practice because i definitely recognize so much more can come out of this pic!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallow's Maiden View Post
    Thanks I need OODLES of practice because i definitely recognize so much more can come out of this pic!!
    We all need oodles of practice - one exercise that I find helpful is to take a subject like this trestle and keep re-shooting it and re-shooting. Go out there with an idea, take a few dozen (or more, remember digital film is cheap! ) captures, come back, work on them, then go back and repeat.

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    Why the pink hue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tegan View Post
    Why the pink hue?

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    Maybe because I lightened it after I added the sepia effect....? I am not sure, I didn't do it on purpose :( It was really overcast and the picture came out dark and you couldn't really see the detail in the wood... I thought the aged wood made the picture. that's my best guess.
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    I agree with the critiques so far and tegan brings up a good point on the pinkish hue. Now that I look more closely the wood seems to have a greenish hue as well. What did you use to get the sepia effect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marko View Post
    I agree with the critiques so far and tegan brings up a good point on the pinkish hue. Now that I look more closely the wood seems to have a greenish hue as well. What did you use to get the sepia effect?

    Hmmm. I use Corel Painshop x2 and hit the sepia button. Then a window pops up with about 6 different variations of sepia... different shades, darker and lighter, and I chose one of those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallow's Maiden View Post
    Hmmm. I use Corel Painshop x2 and hit the sepia button. Then a window pops up with about 6 different variations of sepia... different shades, darker and lighter, and I chose one of those
    The challenge to working with sepia or any other colour edting feature is that you need to be able to spot problems immediately and be aware of techniques for removing hues that you do not want.

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    Thank you tegan. As my post says, this is my first REAL camera, the first two weeks of having my brand new camera. I have not owned anything else but a Nikon Coolpix L12, which leads to me not ever owning a photo editing program. I have little to no real experience, so I will have to learn at my own pace. So i don't really even know what I am looking for and what is wrong. Like I said, this was one of the options it gave me, and i didn't edit anything else colorwise. My apologies to you. The old structure intrigued me and I was actually pretty proud of that.. that is definitely not my last picture of that.. I am learning!
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