All posts tagged: Rework

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs

There is a saying that I grew up with ‘head down bum up’ meaning working very hard. That is me right now. I have lots of work to get down in the next two weeks before I fly out. Magazine I’m trying to market the magazine more, but don’t really know what I’m doing. It is all about learning I guess. I have done a page on my website for the magazine with a list of the articles and what each of them are about. I also added a link to where you can purchase it. Here is the page. I also put the magazine cover in the side bar and if you click on that it will take you to where you can purchase it. Digital Photography School One of the things I’m working very hard on are articles for dPS. I have to get quite a few done for when I’m away. All good though, I’m enjoying the writing. I’ve written three so far and have one more to do, well for this week. ‘I’m …

Leanne Cole - Briony Colour

ReWorking Briony

I took this phtoograph of Briony last year.  It is one of my favourite shots of her, but I was never really happy with the way I processed it, I thought it looked too dark.  As I have been doing quite a few workshops on CreativeLIVE and learning lots of new things, I thought I would have another go at doing this image. I straightened the image, made her hair lighter, which it is naturally, and tried to make sure the face was lighter, or almost the same colour as her hands.  I found in the original that her face too dark, but when I tried to lighten it, I lost the hands, I’ve now worked out how to do one at a time, so happy with that. I think she would be happier with this because her skin is smoother, and I managed to make the bridge of her nose look normal.  She had an accident on her bike a few years ago, landed on her face, lucky she was wearing a helmet, and …

Leanne Cole - Forgotten Reworked Again

ReWorking Forgotten, Again

This is the third time I have reworked this image, will it be the last, who knows.  The last two times I have worked on it I haven’t been happy, and this time I’m happier with it.  I knew when I reworked it the last time that I wouldn’t be done with it, so today was the time to do. So, first of all let’s have a look at past attempts. This one is too saturated, the colours are very nice and warm, but too much.  Also, the blurring is way over done.  I think this one was done around the time I first started doing processing like this. This one was a lot better, but there’s something about it that I didn’t like.  It’s still a little oversaturated.  Though it is getting better, but there is something about it, I don’t know a glossiness or something, that just doesn’t seem right. So here is the third attempt at it.  After I saw the second one, I thought maybe the second one was the best …

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ReWorking Graffiti

This image was taken over twelve months ago.  I did it as a 3 image HDR in Photomatix.  It was in my early attempts of HDR and it is way to saturated.  The bins blend in too much with the background.  So as I have been going though old HDR’s I thought, I might try doing this one, and another one again. I think this is better, but still not great.  I tried to darken the background a bit, and lighten the bins.  I don’t think it worked.  I do think the colours in this are much nicer and not so bright.  I know a lot of you are going to like the first image more, but think about how over saturated they are.  The colours are not natural, if you can say that about graffiti. I thought this one was also too saturated. So with this one, the colours are not as saturated.  It is a darker image, but not in the mirror, and it is the mirror where you are meant to look. …

Etched Glass - Reworked

ReWorking the Etched Glass in Reception

Back in January, on my birthday I believe, I posted two images, one of them was from the reception area of the 11th floor of the Manchester Unity Building.  I thought I was finished with the images from the building, but I am starting to think I never will be. As I was putting all the images together to give to the Manchester Unity, I saw this one and a cringe crept up my back.  I knew that it had to be one of the ones that I should rework.  I know we discussed how dark my work can be yesterday, but I suspect this is a little too dark.  So I redid it today. So what have I done differently?  The blur isn’t as strong.  I’ve been toning down how strong I apply the blur.  This image is so much lighter, and you can see the chair more.  I think in the original the chair just looked in the way and not part of the image.  I think it works better in this one. …

Malle Girl - Reworked

ReWorking the Highlights

This image was taken almost 2 years ago.  It was taken in the same shearing shed and about the same time as the ghost image last Friday.  I really like this image, well I like the expression on her face, but I don’t like the blown out bits.  It was over exposed, all my own fault entirely.  It was around the time I started doing bracketed shots, and I should have gone back to single shots.  So was the image ruined? I thought I might use another image, one which had more of a cheeky smile on her face, and I might still do it, but not for today, but that image was better exposed.  So, as you can, I thought, put the images together.  I redid this above image in camera raw and got rid of as many highlights as I could without the image suffering.  I think it is important to remember that since this image was first done I have learned a lot more about using Photoshop and  I’m learning new things all …

Ghostly Klara - Reworked

ReWorking Ghosts

You have heard me say this before, I had planned on doing something different, but got distracted by another image.  When I planned what I was going to rework today, this image did not come to mind. I took this image 18 months ago.  I used my neutral density filter to give me a longer exposure so Klara would look like a ghost.  The neutral density filter I had was crap and turned everything pink.  I have learned so much since this image that I am more confident about getting rid of the pink. Today I spent a lot more time on it.  I tried to get rid of the pink tinge, and I think that worked.  You, hopefully, will notice that the image has been cropped.  I think that works much better and maybe I could have done it more.  I didn’t try too hard to get rid of the white outside, but I am not too fussed with it. I did some blurring with it and changed the lighting inside the shed to …