First 'real' photos from my K20D


Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 10:23
This was the first chance I've had to get 'playing' with my K20D and the 16-50 and 50-135.

Was up at ffordes, Beauly, near Inverness, with a mate who was shopping there.

Went to kill time looking for dolphins near Chanonry Point, near Fortrose, only ever saw a fin!

Took a few images then played about in Photoshop, using levels, curves, dodging and burning.
B&W was done using Channel Mixer.

Looking for dolphins

Chanonry Point Lighthouse

Storm over Rosemarkie

The Lighthouse

Thanks for looking



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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 11:03
Nice shots Alistair, I love the contrast of the second and that sky is great. Not sure about the last shot, I get the feeling that I'm looking at two images, a lower viewpoint would have been better I think and possibly a wider angle making more of the stones in the forground, which I suppose would defeat the object of calling the image "The Lighthouse"
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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 12:19
Excellent shots, I really like No.1, wish I knew how to do that ?
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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 12:58
No2 is a fantastic shot, looks great in black and white all dark and moody.

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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 14:03
The red in No. 1 is fabulous. But my fav is the B+W of No.2, what a cracker.


Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 14:21
Yes no. 2 is very good.... perfect subject for b+w.

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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 14:34
Thanks for your comments folks.

I must admit I love B&W.

Yeah impotentspider, I agree about The Lighthouse photo, kinda 2 photos in one, I've got another with the stones and shore curving right round, but prefered the look of this.

Clarky, just to let you into my wee secret, keep it quiet.
Copy the background layer.
Use Levels and Curves on Adjustment Layers and adjust as necessary.
Then use Channel Mixer to get a good B&W image.
Then simply erase the B&W layer(zoom in close), to reveal the red below.
Finish off with a bit of Dodging and Burning.

Hope that makes helps and makes sense.

Mind you I think there is a few ways to get this effect.



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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 17:46
Love #2
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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 18:32
#2 for me as well. Looks like you've got a keeper.
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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 18:44
2 and 4 for me lovely clear, clean shots


Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 21:33
Number 2 my fave ...excellent

edited for typo

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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 22:34
They have all said it already, No. 2 is lovely.

Best wishes, Kris.
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Link Posted 05/10/2008 - 22:38
No 2 is my favourite as well. It's a really rich, moody black and white and I would feel very pleased if it were mine.
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Link Posted 06/10/2008 - 11:25
very Excellent shots no.1 , I really like No.1, wish I knew how to do that
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Link Posted 07/10/2008 - 12:13
Thanks again for the kind words.
Sananjana, take a look above, Clarky wanted to know the same, so I posted how to do it in Photoshop, above.
There are a few ways to do it I believe.

Hope that helps.



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