Points of View Photo Project #29
This week, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re taking another look at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge that I featured the other day. Shot in Northern Ireland on March 18 2005 while I was on vacation to the region my grandmother’s family was from.
After looking through the different entries this week, be sure to download the images for next time – offered by our regular contributor, Hendrik Demey from Belgium. They are “three bracketed images (+/- 2EV), taken this winter on the domain of a local small castle.”
Enjoy this week’s images and I hope you will join us next week!
In CameRAW :
1- Warm up the image
2- Remove the seagull from the sky
3- Set up vibrancy at +20
In Photoshop CS4:
4- Remove girl on the 2nd flight of stair with cloning tool
5- Remove the black metal pole with stamp tool
6- Remove “ring pole” on the foreground with the patch tool + clone tool
7- duplicate layer, blend mode into soft light (50% opacity).
8- Flatten the image, duplicate the new layer, desaturate the new layer and apply luminosity blend (50% opacity)
light warmth & brilliance effect from Nikkor color effects.
1. Opened image in ACR; improved white balance (eyedropper tool on the birds on the cliff in the middle); darkenend upper and lower right corners using Graduated Filter tool).
2. In Photoshop removed the large iron ring on the lower border using the Clone Tool.
3. nik Color Efex pro: Pro Contrast filter
4. Topaz Adjust 4: used preset Portrait Drama with slight adjustments.
5. Experimented with B/W conversion using nik Silver Efex, but prefer the colors.
I did some initial processing in Topaz Adjust 3, cloned out the ring and staircase, and then went to work tweaking the colors and tones in the image. Here are the adjustment layers I applied: Levels (for white balance), Color Balance (for the color in the cliff face), Vibrance (to adjust colors in the rock), Curves (for overall contrast), Vibrance (selectively increase saturation in the water), Curves (to adjust contrast in the sky only), Hue/Saturation (to increase the blues/greens in the water and sky). To finish it off, I applied a slight vignette around the image to keep our eyes in the frame.
Now for next time! Simply click on the thumbnails below to open them in a new window and right-click to download them to your computer. Then, process the image however you like and email it to me at email@example.com by 8pm EST next Thursday 3/25/10.
Remember, if you would like to submit a photo for use in an upcoming edition of the project, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details!