View Full Version : How would you finish this
05-04-2010, 05:43 AM
As I posted in off-topic I had mistakenly left my iso really high which ended up with a bunch of noisy shots. I posted my save of the shot here: http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f22/wharf-back-harbour-9203.html#post65245
If anyone else wants a crack at it, here is the original (untouched except for being converted to jpeg)
05-04-2010, 10:06 AM
Ok here's my 2 attempts...
I ran the first one through Topaz Simplify on the oil painting preset, then Nik Define to remove some noise and made some tweaks in LR. I thought it would look really cool with a bit of a painterly feel.
The second one I put through TA and then again some NR in Dfine and tweaks in LR.
I hope they are okay. :) I had to really reduce them in size and pixels to get the upload size accepted.
05-04-2010, 10:18 AM
This is a VERY tough one to save imo. casil did a good job for sure but all the details are too soft in an effort to mask the noise.
Your orignal shot http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f22/wharf-back-harbour-9203.html#post65245 is superior imo except for the noise.
Imo - this is a reshoot or we need a noise Ninja.
05-04-2010, 02:45 PM
Tricky one... This is where I got to:
This was my process
Layer for sky water
Layer for landscape
Dodge and burn
05-04-2010, 02:53 PM
Wow...nicely done Richard.....I suck at photoshop but it was worth a try....your attempt rocks! :highfive:
Kay. I went a little crazy.
I adjusted the contrast level using ps, then using the color effex I added the "fog" and then converted to black and white. Used the noise reduction program and tried to sharpen a little again but with such a small file..ahh. Oh..and then leveled it, by the looks of it..too much.. :P
But it gave me something to do as the kids are fully involved with coloring.
05-05-2010, 03:09 AM
thanks casil403, I'm not 100% convinced that its possible to remove the noise and keep the sharpness when working with such a small jpeg. :shrug:
I like you take on it Kat, the artificial fog does help hide the noise,
05-05-2010, 09:50 AM
I agree with you Richard....I thought I would go the artography route myself.
I like your take on it also Kat...it adds a completely different mood to the shot.
I think B this definitely calls for a reshoot. :)
05-05-2010, 11:59 AM
used the measure tool to straighten up the image and used the clone tool to add to the vacant portions caused by the arbitrary rotation. selected the houses and used levels to brighten up a bit. selected the wharf and used curves to lighten. used hoe and saturation to increase the colors of trees, and used the sponge tool to desaturate some portions.
05-05-2010, 03:37 PM
Hi edbayani11, good job on the straightening, I completely missed that trick!!:thumbup:
05-05-2010, 07:15 PM
Here's my take on it...
05-06-2010, 12:36 AM
Loved your picture of the wharf, especially the water and the reflections. Cropped and straightened after reading the above posts. I immediately thought of sepia or copper, so applied Silver efex tools. This helped to give a vintage old film feel, hopefully making the noise look like film grain. Is this vintage?
Thanks for throwing out the challenge. I enjoyed seeing the other interpretations as well.
06-09-2010, 08:13 PM
smart sharpening, topaz Denoise with a layer mask to focus on the dock and not denoise trees which tends to make them look painted. Selenium layer set to soft life masked over the water to give it a more blue tone. Black to white gradient map set to soft light at 25 percent ish to increase contrast, orange to purple gradient map set to soft light at 30 percent to increase the warmth, saturation boost by +47. also straightened it.
07-20-2010, 08:28 PM
1st time post 4 me!!
I thought the dock needed straightening ( used crop) and I cloned out all of the distracting white poles. - Opened in Camera Raw (my favourite program) and increased brightness and some contrast and clarity.
Most of all, though, I felt that less water and a slightly longer format was better. Too bad there is so much noise after all this.
blanc-e-tnoir ( goofed an put one of the hyphens in the wrong place !
any comments on what I did are gladly accepted
07-20-2010, 09:32 PM
it's been interesting to see how people have played with this photo: embrace the noise or try to reduce it or hide it with a texture. It's so cool!
08-02-2010, 10:22 AM
I like the noise and added to it. Looks like an old newspaper clipping. What do you think?
08-02-2010, 08:02 PM
it definitely looks like a newspaper clipping! nice!
08-02-2010, 11:56 PM
I went the same route as Casil but I went a little bit further and used my oil paint settings.
08-03-2010, 01:42 AM
I don't really mind the noise. A watercolour look:
08-03-2010, 08:28 AM
there are so many ways to process a photo! Neat looks all of them. :)
02-13-2011, 02:23 PM
cropped and rotated
turned to greyscale
turned to tritone
back to RBG
02-13-2011, 04:13 PM
nice job Realist!
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