Help me PS this photo please

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  1. tran_ng

    tran_ng TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone , I took this picture but I just can't figure out how to modofy it.
    or maybe it's just not sharp enough even if i used a tripod. it was taken during sunset, should i go back in the morning to get it with the sun in my back? or maybe black and white?
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    thanks for your help!
     
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    IMHO. I think the problem is that the picture almost seems monochromatic already. Everything is white or dark, really no color except the small amount in the sky. I would work on the sky a little. You could use a gradiant overlay with some color, or even just black or white gradiant and then switch the layer mode to like color burn or whatever, just tinker around.
     
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    Same here, try a little more sky with the, and in morning as well. very good photo though
     
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    Here's my quick attempt:

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    some burning, levels, saturation, tone, and dodging:

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    :thumbup:
     
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    tran_ng TPF Noob!

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    Oh thanks! it looks much better! I'm returning tommorow morning but the scene has changes a lot
     
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    adjust levels
    adjust contrast
    adjust saturation/ replace color
    sharpen
    gradient layer overlay (to give a GND effect on the sky)
     
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    that's nice.
     
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    Played around with some gradients & what not. Slight glamour glow. Mild vignette. :)
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    I agree. :thumbup:

    I played too. I sparated the image into 3 parts: land, sky, water.

    Each wa selected in turn and and an exposure adjutment layer made.
    The sky also got Vibrance and Hue/Sat adjustment layer layers.

    I did some selective dodging and ran the image through Topaz Detail using the 'Creative Detail Accent' preset.

    I then ran one of my mat/fame actions.

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    tried a desaturated and a lomography version too just for kicks.

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