I made a usable photo from a bad shot

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  1. nerwin

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    So I took this photo and completely messed it up. I wasn't perfectly aligned when I took this photo so the lines were messed up and mostly non correctable in Lightroom. I didn't know what to do with this photo so I almost deleted it. But I decided to keep it and see if I could do something with it later.

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    So after a while looking at it. I decided to mess around with it in Lightroom and Photoshop using transform tool to see if I can actually save it. I made a completely different image out of this photo using some simple techniques and a little bit of photoshopping.

    While it's not the GREATEST photo in the world, I don't mind it and it will be usable to share on Instagram, maybe even Flickr.

    Erwin-170716-12549-Edit-2.jpg

    I really loved what the transform tool did to the clouds, it definitely added some interest to the photo. It's almost looks like I completely changed the perspective of the photo as if I took it from a higher elevation. I don't know, I like it.

    It really is amazing what you can do with Photoshop and Lightroom. Sometimes it's just worth keeping even crappy shots, because you never know. You might be able to use it someday.


     
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    guided alignment tool could have done that in LR.

    the edit is cool -- nice processing too.


    im a HUGE fan of vertical lines right now.
     
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    That's what I used. But did some additional adjustments using Photoshop. Of course I had to use the content aware tools.
     
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    duh, i see the right edge now. maybe filling in that area with some clouds like the left frame might look good -- that blank area is stupid noticeable now.
     
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    Yeah it's not perfect. But It's far better than I expected it would turn out for a photoshop newbie like myself haha. But it was good practice anyways.
     
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    Very good practice. The manipulated image, to me, is a much stronger image than the original.
     
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    There wasn't any clouds there though. But I can mess around with that.
     
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    Manipulated image definitely stands out - I think that it could be a great B&W
     
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    oh, let realism stop you now!
     
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    Yeah but now the clouds are all wrong... I mean, they just look don't look right because the sky doesn't match the building - the proportion is off. I learned that in drawing classes.

    What was wrong with the first one? I might have cropped it some or straightened it a little, but if you were looking up at a building, isn't this how it should look from that vantage point? isn't the original the perspective you'd get?
     
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    Ah maybe. But no one cared on Instagram. Haha.

    I tried to get the lines straight, but when I did, another line would be off and that didn't look right.
     
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    Hmmm. I don't know. Maybe it works. Tried it in black and white too.

    Erwin-170716-12549-Edit-2.jpg
     

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