Footprints - CC Please Huntington Beach Cali

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  1. zendianah

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    I know the horizon needs to be straigtened... But I dont know how to do this. If someone can help me with that and tell me how you did it in PS I would greatly appreciate it....This is HDRish if you couldnt tell. Don't know if the type works or should I take it out.

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    I like it..it has sort of a different feel to it..more than HDR. I can't put my finger on it though.

    To straighten the horizon, open it up in PhotoShop and go to Image -> Rotate (I think..doing it from memory at the moment). There is an option to do it arbitrarily by degrees. 1 or 2 degrees counter-clockwise should probably take care of it.
     
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    Thanks JDS.. Will this rotate the whole photo? OR can I select parts?
     
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    If you want to rotate parts of the photos, make a selection and then use 'Transform'...just hold the cursor outside of the selection and it will turn into a curved arrow.

    To straighten an image, use the measure tool (it's a ruler, buried under the eye dropper button). Click on a point on something that should be horizontal or vertical...then click on a 2nd point along that same line. Then go to Image/Rotate and select arbitrary. The proper rotation angle will already be in the box so just hit OK.
     
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    Thanks Mike for y9our help. I just did it.. So I need everyone to pretend the image is straight... Image shack is down once again for me.. YEAAA image shack
     
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    i think this is great. where was it taken?
     
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    Huntington Beach, California. Thats where my husband was born and raised. It was our daughter's first time there .. so its a very special day. :)
     
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    cool sounds glamourous.

    im in devon england
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hey zendianah...Thanks for sharing a lovely moment. I can see what the others are saying about the horizon. At first I didn't catch it but the more you look at the rooflines, it is apparant. And some good info on correcting. All I knew was to rotate the entire image.

    I don't like to be critical of someone I respect and particularly of a special moment their image has on them...but if I may. The title is almost spot on. Personally, I would have liked to see a bit more of the foreground that shows a trail of footprints. Secondly, the text you added actually covers any footprints they may have made. Please bear in mind that this is just IMO.

    It's a really nice capture.
     
  10. hawkeye

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    I like it! Just straighten the horizon like you said, and personally, I would lose the typeface completely, I dont think it really serves much of a purpose, and it kind of takes away from the most important subject, your daughter and her father. I like how the bottom of her left foot is facing the camera. A minor detail that really brings the picture out. I would also adjust the color balance and play with levels and see what you get.

    Cheers!
     
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    My thoughts exactly :) Its such a beautiful and intimate shot - i love it, it has a great feel.
     
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    Great capture and PP. Could you share your PP secrets you used on this one... I really like this effect.
     

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