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casil403
09-06-2009, 08:45 PM
I am hesitant about posting this because I'm pretty certain not everyone will like the PP that ended up from the HDR treatment, but I love how it turned out so I thought I would share anyways!
Feel free to share your honest thought and opinions...I will still like it regardless! :)

casil403
09-06-2009, 10:24 PM
Here's another version I did via tone mapping...I like it but I like the other one a bit better...I guess with the noise it just looks more foreboding and ominous!

Mad Aussie
09-06-2009, 10:37 PM
My honest opinion of the 1st shot ... I like it ... as a sketch. That's what it now looks like to me.

In the 2nd shot ... did you have one the 3 (or more) shots you used that had a more blue sky? If so ... layer that under this image and then use a layer mask to blend the sky through to make it more realistic/pleasing.

casil403
09-06-2009, 10:46 PM
My honest opinion of the 1st shot ... I like it ... as a sketch. That's what it now looks like to me.

I think that's what I like about it...that it doesn't look like a photo anymore. I'm sure for some people that's not their thing and that's completely okay! :)


In the 2nd shot ... did you have one the 3 (or more) shots you used that had a more blue sky? If so ... layer that under this image and then use a layer mask to blend the sky through to make it more realistic/pleasing.

I used 2 shots in this image MA...they were both cloudy images so I'm not sure why I ended up with blue here. I'm not too sure how to do what you suggested as I'm a real noob at PSE7. If you have some time and want to play around with it feel free. :)

Mad Aussie
09-07-2009, 12:12 AM
Ok ...

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/july-dec09/casil-1.jpg

A bit tough without an original sky shot that was decent but I was able to use the replace colour function to enhance the blue and change it's shade a little.

Mad Aussie
09-07-2009, 12:14 AM
I should add I dodged up the darker areas a bit and also selectively sharpened the cliff face and boosted the colours slightly.

casil403
09-07-2009, 08:26 AM
Wow...MA...different shot altogether! You are the Master!
Well done! I guess I have to bite the bullet and learn more about PSE7!
My issue these days is time what with school starting next week and all.
:thankyou:

Mad Aussie
09-07-2009, 06:10 PM
Don't applaud ... just throw money.

jjeling
09-07-2009, 09:56 PM
To be honest, I like the original posted here. It is my favorite of the bunch. It has a great mood to it. Although, it does stray a bit from a "photograph" it still seems to give a much more detailed story and contains more emotion to it.

Mad Aussie
09-07-2009, 10:09 PM
To be honest, I like the original posted here. It is my favorite of the bunch. It has a great mood to it. Although, it does stray a bit from a "photograph" it still seems to give a much more detailed story and contains more emotion to it.
:laugh: Go away JJ I was a hero until you said that!! :headslap:

casil403
09-07-2009, 10:58 PM
Don't applaud ... just throw money.

LOL!...I did once already...LOL! :D
Now I am a starving student (I think I might start a "Gourmet Ways with Kraft Dinner" photo blog) for the next year and a half so you just get my total devotion and gratitude! ;)

Thanks for the kind words too JJ...I'm glad you like it!