New York City

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  1. mattvillano

    mattvillano TPF Noob!

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    I took these on a recent venture into NYC. The originals look a lot sharper and the colors are better. I tried to fix some stuff in Photoshop, but those skills are quite basic right now. I really like the first one because of the contrast in the two buildings. Let me know what you think.

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    I wish i didn't have to cut the bottom of the building off in this pic but it was the best shot i could manage. I really like how the shadow works with the cathedral.
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    Thanks!
     
  2. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    that first one is great.. if you bumped the saturation a bit with an adustment layer this image would really add some pop to it! It already pops as is :thumbsup: nice one! love the reflections and lighting on that one too!
     
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    mattvillano TPF Noob!

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    how exactly would i go about doing that in PS....if you don't mind explaining. Thanks.
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I really like that first one as is so it'll be interesting to see it with more saturation.
     
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    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    In photoshop depending on which version you have, you should be able to find the 'adjustment layer' option in the layer menu.

    click on the adjustment. create a saturation layer, increase the saturation to your hearts content. There are some tutorials about adjustment layers and other photoshop tips in the graphic programs tutorials:

    tp://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=14

    for a quick guide to adjustment layers:
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4617

    hope that helps!
     
  6. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thats cool... I have a B&W pic of that exact Cathedral from almost the exact vantage point.

    Nice pics.
     
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    karissa The Untitled

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    I love that first one... colors and lines and... it's just nice! Oh, and the reflections... I love it!
     
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    Metimbo TPF Noob!

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    I like the first one as well. The contrast from the new building to the old building with the reflection of the light kinding binding them together in some time-space continuum thing. LOL
    Very nice catch!
    ~Tim
     
  9. mattvillano

    mattvillano TPF Noob!

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    I did the saturation adjustment.....

    old one:
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    Saturation adjustment:

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    Wow... even better! :shock:
     
  11. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    wuckedshotbro! (translation: awesome pic!)

    the satuation boost really helped on the blues there, i dig it. Since blue and orange are complementary colours it makes the photo stand our more. If you are feeling ambitious again, you can probably boost the orange & blues even more using the colour balance adjustment layers. It will take a few minutes of tweaking the sliders, but you'll be amazed what even a minor adjustment can do.

    All in all, this is a really excellent photo! Great shot Matt!
     

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