Clifton Suspension Bridge

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  1. Indecent Exposures

    Indecent Exposures TPF Noob!

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    Living in Bristol, I thought it was about time I got some shots of its most famous landmark!

    As always, comments and criticism welcome!

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That bridge is impressive!
    And I like the concept of the first photo.
    All in all they appear to be quite flat.
    Was this intentional?
    I believe they might like some more contrasts, really?
     
  3. Indecent Exposures

    Indecent Exposures TPF Noob!

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    It was a very very grey day on Saturday when I took these and I was disappointed with the way most of them came out.

    I've had to tweak the brightness up a bit and turned them into sepia shots to try and make them look a bit more 'period'.

    I agree with you that they look flat, I'll have to have a bit of a play around... :D
     
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    If you are using Photoshop - try using Curves adjustment layers to bring out more from your pictures - the curves controls can transform otherwise "flat" images, and with practice can acheive remarkable results.
     
  5. Indecent Exposures

    Indecent Exposures TPF Noob!

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    I've seen lots of people talking about curves adjustments and will definately give it a go... ...as soon as I can get my hands on photoshop!!

    Chris

    I should add - if anyone wants to play around with these and show me how good they could look, feel free!
     
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    curves is nice, but don't forget levels, you can actually see where the black and white points will be, none of these have a true black or white. but they are otherwise nice.
     
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    could you post the original version of number 2 ?

    ( I'm not following you either !! )
     
  8. Indecent Exposures

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    worked on curves from your version first posted -

    will go get ther original now and see what I can ruin on it !!! :)

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    Depends what you want to do with it really...

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    we could cheat and add some clouds ! get rid of that big white space...
    and boost the available colour...
    Really..there's no end to it ! - hours of fun !

    This version is too blue for my liking but I overdid it just to show you how the curves can bring out the tones...

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  12. Indecent Exposures

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    Thanks, I like what you've done. Will now just have to get photoshop...

    Chris
     

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