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Any suggestions?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:39 am
by Matt Quinn
I took this photo hoping to imitate a Chinese scene with the slanting tree against and blank sky. Don't know if it's possible. Any and all suggestions welcome including fuddegedabodit. Thanks. Matt

Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:36 pm
by PietFrancke
Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:39 am
I took this photo hoping to imitate a Chinese scene with the slanting tree against and blank sky. Don't know if it's possible. Any and all suggestions welcome including fuddegedabodit. Thanks. Matt
Using the composition principle of Emphasis. I darkened the tree, cropped the image, blurred the background, duplicated the tree a couple of times and rotated it with multiply to give more volume to the banches. I do not claim success, but I thank you for making me think about it!
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Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:54 pm
by Matt Quinn
Magic, Piet. Thank you. It has life. It moves as I look at it. Matt

Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:30 am
by minniev
Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:39 am
I took this photo hoping to imitate a Chinese scene with the slanting tree against and blank sky. Don't know if it's possible. Any and all suggestions welcome including fuddegedabodit. Thanks. Matt
Piet has given you precisely the crop I'd have suggested, though I would have gone somewhere entirely different than Piet did on the processing. His turned out better than mine would have but I wouldn't have thought to melt the waves.

Now, why don't you re-edit it, Matt, and see what new treasure you can make of it?

Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:22 am
by Matt Quinn
Minnie, Always tempting me to dare. Guess I need that. Thanks. Matt

Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:02 am
by Psjunkie
I know nothing of a Chinese scene but I couldn't help but play......although mine's a bit stationary

Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:59 pm
by Matt Quinn
Man is that cold. Captures the feeling that day when the ocean froze. Thank. Matt

Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:31 pm
by St3v3M
From Lightroom. S-

Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:21 pm
by Matt Quinn
Thanks Steve. Tell me what you did, please. Matt

Re: Any suggestions?

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:16 am
by St3v3M
Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Thanks Steve. Tell me what you did, please. Matt
It wasn't much really beyond the crop. I pushed the blacks, whites, shadows, etc. a quarter past until it felt right.

I really liked this exercise and found it a fun image to work with! S-