Storm Brewing in Miami (1 photo for C+C)

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  1. docphotog

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    Hey everyone, this is a photo of the Miami skyline from our cruise ship leaving port... We left just in time!

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    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you have editing software? If so, I'd make the clouds look more menacing; just looks like an overcast day to me.
     
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    Yes I do actually! I have CS4 but I have no clue where to begin to make those clouds menacing looking! Any tips for a newbie?
     
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    BURN EM UP!

    maybe isolate the sky and do some burning or levels or contrast in there...nice shot.
    let's see it EVIL! :D
     
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    hahahha thanks for that burn tip SrBiscuit!!!! I just got CS4 so that was a great tip:
    here's a first crack at it that took a few minutes to do. will definitely have to spend some more time on it later. If anyone would like to have a go at editing it, please do!

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    Now it just looks really fake. I think the bottom line is that those clouds just aren't that impressive looking. It would take alot of work to make them look both menacing and realistic.
     
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    i think the revised version looks too menacing already. tone it down a little and i think you got a winner[​IMG]
     
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    Im a noob but I recommend maybe converting to black and white and play with the contrast. It think it would look nice imho. Like the composition of the photo.
     
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    when using the burn tool, turn the opacity of the brush down ill try an edit a little later (have to reinstal photoshop... i moved from windows to linux ubuntu! what a hassle getting windows apps to work!
     

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