A Country Drive

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  1. Joerocket

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    A couple shots I took while driving around waiting for the sunset...

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    Thanks for looking!

    -Joe
     
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    you see, I already said the country up there is awesome.. i love to just drive around the sideroads up there and admire all the well kept farms.. people up there have such pride in what they do. nice comps, but that fence post need a owl, or crow maybe! hehehe.
     
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    The second with the post is very cool! :thumbup:
     
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    i like your comp in the first one.. like the way the eyes are led into the frame... nice one :thumbsup:
    i don't know if its just me but the second looks a bit washed out on my screen... mmaybe adding a bit o contrast would help
    thanks for sharing :D
     
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    Yea, you're right Mansi, the second is a bit washed out, I had to use the shadow/highlight tool because the post turned out totally black. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    -Joe
     
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    I really like #2. Great comp. and nice colors. I also like how you can see a few stalks of grain against the sky on the left. This shot is a great candidate for a gradient mask, it would really bring out the colors I think.

    Both nice captures.

    Rock on..................
     
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    Gradient mask you say? I looked into that just now but I can't find that tool in photoshop, where would I find it? and what exactly does it do? I usually use the curves tool to pull color out but it doesnt always work properly for that use.

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    It's not that hard to do, google "gradient mask tutorial for photoshop".

    Let's see if I can explain (I just learned this myself, so bear with me).

    Add new layer>gradient>make no changes>ok

    Image>apply image>ok

    Set blending mode of this layer to "overlay"

    Oh hell, here ya go:

    http://www.tutorialoutpost.com/count/1269

    I had to search for at least 10 minutes for that---you owe me a beer.................................................J/K

    Have fun!
     
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    Thanks alot Craw, next time you're in town lemme know, we'll go for a pint.

    -Joe
     
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    Well you gotta show us the results!
     
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    Voila! You were right, really brought out some more color, but it kinda made the right side of the sky seem greenish, thats probably again from the shadow/highlight tool I used previously, thanks again Craw, I think I'll be browsing this site for a while!

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    -Joe
     
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    Looks good!

    That tool is great for deepening/darkening a sky and leaving your foregroud alone. Try tweaking the gradient angles and colors for other effects.

    Rock on..............
     

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