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PS Leaves II

PS Leaves II
Copyright ©2004, p.t. Inactive Win ¤ $

Here I have used the same picture as after I had been messing around with it. First Hue/Saturation to make it lighter, then Colour Variations adding blue and then Hue/Saturation making it lighter and adding a little more saturation.

Photographer: p.t. Inactive Win ¤ $
Folder: Miscellaneous
Uploaded: 2004-Nov-27 01:50 EST
Current Rating: 8.00/2 (Weighted rating: 8.00)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 400
Aperture: f9
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Focal Length: 54
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Honest with Encouragement

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I like this Caroline. Very nice indeed. It evokes a favorable comparison to Japanese prints for some reason within me. I think this could be usefully explored further.



Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 08:14 EST on 2004-Nov-27 [Reply]


for some reason the work reminds me on a textilprint or asian batik. i like this one more than no.1. just love the monographic appearence. regards michel

michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $1 at 04:49 EST on 2004-Nov-28 [Reply]


Thanks a lot for your comments. :-)

John: I think I know what you mean. Before I ended up with this I also had a version which was brighter/lighter, but I thought it was too nice/cute. I just didnít manage to get enough brilliance without it getting too nice/cute.

Michael: Batik Ė I didnít think of that, but when you mention it I remember that I once bought a sarong in Malaysia which looked not very different from this. Same colours Ė it must have been there at the back of my mind as I choose these colours and not something completely different.

Eugene: Thanks for encouragement. :-) I had expected that the members of MFT would say this is not photography. To me it is, but I usually donít like doing things like this. And very often I think the results are quite poor (both when I do it and when others do it). This one I like myself, but I think that the main reason why I like it is that Iíve tried so many times this autumn to take pictures of leaves. I just donít get the pictures right Ė they get too blurry, too messy, wrong colours, lack detailsÖ you name it. Now all the leaves are gone with the wind and this was sort of trying to ďrescueĒ one of the pictures. Besides Iím trying to teach myself PS now. I prefer spending time outdoor taking pictures to staying indoor struggling with PS. But then I thought that one reason why I should wish all I had to do with pictures were adjustment of levels, resize, USM and save is that Iím not good enough Ė that I wouldnít hate PS as much as I do if I was better at it. :-)

p.t. Inactive Win ¤1 $ at 08:26 EST on 2004-Nov-28 [Reply]


learning PS? maybe this link may useful:

rescueing "old" pictures. thats what i do from time to time. looking old shots and getting new views and ideas. almost sure there are a few worth working on them especially since i shoot in raw.

michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $1 at 08:57 EST on 2004-Nov-28 [Reply]


Thanks for the link Michael. :-) It looks good for basic stuff and I like how I can click buttons to see how a picture changes according to what has been done to it.

The other day I ordered this: (Fundamental and Advanced Techniques) - I should think that will keep me busy all Christmas. :-)

p.t. Inactive Win ¤1 $ at 09:12 EST on 2004-Nov-28 [Reply]


Ah I forgot to mention that in my (limited) experience itís not really worth the effort/work trying to rescue pictures unless the composition is good and itís sharp (well Ė of course itís always worth a try if it is a picture which means something to you Ė a nice memory, a special picture of family, friends and such). In general I think itís better to use pictures which are good from the start for manipulations. But of course, no rule without an exception. :-)

p.t. Inactive Win ¤1 $ at 09:18 EST on 2004-Nov-28 [Reply]


What I said about the other one applies to this too, possibly more so.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 02:28 EST on 2004-Nov-29 [Reply]