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Post by Matt Quinn » 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
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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:36 pm

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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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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:54 pm

Magic, Piet. Thank you. It has life. It moves as I look at it. Matt
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Post by minniev » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:30 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
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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?
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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:22 am

Minnie, Always tempting me to dare. Guess I need that. Thanks. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:02 am

I know nothing of a Chinese scene but I couldn't help but play......although mine's a bit stationary
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:59 pm

Man is that cold. Captures the feeling that day when the ocean froze. Thank. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:31 pm

From Lightroom. S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:21 pm

Thanks Steve. Tell me what you did, please. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:16 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
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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-
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