Anything I can do in Photoshop to make this better?

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  1. Jdub777

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    Kind of new to photoshop and was wondering what I can do to make this image better. Feel free to edit and post!

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    this is amazing as it is
     
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    I agree
     
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    sharpening? But I agree, looks great as it is.
     
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    The camera shake blur kills it.

    In photography, if the main subject isn't in focus, send it to the recycle bin.

    It was a 20 second exposure. What was holding the camera?

    If it was a tripod, you need a much better one. Plus you need to use every trick in the book on a long exposure:
    • mirror up
    • remote shutter release
    • weight bag on top of the camera
    • weight on the tripod hook
    • quality lens
    • windless environment.
     
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    Don't forget to turn off the automatic stabilizer. It will search for movement in a stationary shot and cause movement doing so.
     
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    Which version of Photoshop do you have?
     
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    sry but "amazing" is pushing it.
    i was also going to mention the softness. tough to save, though keith did well minus the jpg artifacting.
     
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    I also dislike the chunk of land in the bottom left. To me that sort of throws the balance of the pic off. I would have maybe tried for a better angle somewhere else in the park. If this is all you had, then I guess you can't really argue it. If you have CS5, I would also use content aware healing brush to get rid of the bushes in the bottom center of the frame.
     
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    Ah, the bridge disappears towards the bottom of the image. :lol: Is that where the cars go off the bridge into the water?,....because that is what it looks like on my monitor. Morever the closest bridge support does not reach the water either.

    Rather MAJOR weaknesses in any bridge image.

    skieur
     
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    unfortunetly, this was the best angle I could find. If i took one stpe closes there would be a fence in my way and one step to the left or right would cut the bridge off even more. This was also the best angle I could find to capture the bridge in this way. There is another spot I could have gone to but that would be looking up from under the bridge, didnt think it would be as cool.
     
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    Ya it was a cheap $30 tripod and the wind on the bay is almost always blowing around 20mph (especially at night). Thanks for all those tips though, new news for me!
     

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