Some shots of Newquay in Cornwall.


Link Posted 01/11/2013 - 10:40
I did wait until the Golden hour to take some of these, can you tell me how they can be improved please? Thanks.

sorry the last one is a bit skewiff as i don't know how to turn it. Thanks for looking
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Last Edited by AuraTodd on 01/11/2013 - 10:41


Link Posted 02/11/2013 - 12:26
Nice shots, I've tweaked them with 'Hue/saturation' a little and cropped one for you to see.
Just my opinion of course

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Link Posted 02/11/2013 - 14:38
Hi Micheal. Thanks that was very kind of you, I don't have photoshop as yet but I will be getting Lightroom as soon as I upgrade to seven.

Here is one of Turo cathedral which i might get enlarged.
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Link Posted 02/11/2013 - 15:22
I think the saturation increase works well on your 3rd one (the rocky bay and grass), but perhaps is a bit overdone on the seaside street one, which is a rather muted toned scene. You should really straighten the horizon on the bay one also.

I like the new Cathedral shot with the Rose window nicely placed. Perhaps you could reduce the warm cast on the higher stonework a bit, which is caused by the tungsten lamps shining upwards.
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Link Posted 03/11/2013 - 16:32
Thanks for your input, I'm starting to use my tripod abit more now.
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Link Posted 03/11/2013 - 23:43
I actually preferred your originals to the tweeked but that can be a monitor thing. Nice pictures

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Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 21:46
I like all of these - what tweaks you may decide on will be down to personal preference, however, I do prefer the 'tweaked ones' as well as the cathedral - personally I like the warm tungsten colours
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Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 21:57
All your originals look just fine though the comment about the sloping horizon in number two is valid. But if you didn't know how to rotate a photo through 90 degree, knowing how to do that for just a couple of degrees is not surprising.

Most photo processing have an option to rotate an image, be it 90/180/270 degrees or just a fraction of a degree. That includes the free packages too. By all means get Lightroom, but it isn't essential. My favourite freebie processing program is Irfanview.

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