Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Rob MacKillop, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  2. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    and who said the learning curve is steep?

    Nice shots Rob, Lady in Red is interesting and a good observation..so you are enjoying the X100 then
     
  3. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    He's up and running! - So the posty didn't steal it then ;)

    Loving the repeating pattern in the greenhouse roof shot

    That thing looks scary Rob :D
     
  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  6. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    I like the frame version - always put them on mine after Pete pointed out how much better they make most shots look :)
     
  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I agree, and it gives an edge, so to speak, to the dull white cloudscape.
     
  8. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Better with Rob, I think it just adds to the image and looks like you (we) have put a bit of thought into the pp rather than just dropping an image onto the page...
     
  9. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Very nice shots Rob. Love the Woman in Red. I reckon a spot of straightening and a slight increase in saturation (maybe even a touch of gausian blur) would improve it further though. What do you think? Like the frame. One thing I often do with frames (I assume you used canvas size) is to pick a dark tone from the image rather than just using black - makes it look more like part of the original process (not an issue in this instance though).
     
  10. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Good, helpful comments, Pete. You guys are my university :D
     
  11. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    You're welcome. Try a curves adjustment on the roof and make it 'S' shaped. I think you'll find the sky / roof contrast will balance better. You can do it as an adjustment layer (the little half black / half white circle in the layers panel) and then you can tweak it to get it just as you like it. Or have you worked that out already - sorry if you had!
     
  12. Vic Shaw

    Vic Shaw Senior Member

    I too like the Lady in Red and I'm with Pete a little bit of work on that and it would look great.

    The border looks good to, I would crop a little of the bottom quite close to the base of the tree. It seems to give it a different feel when cropped that way.

    and the two sheds shot did make me think of this Monty Python - Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson - YouTube


    Vic
     
  13. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Well, I just did this in my beta LR4, but I can't see how to Save the changes, other than Export. But now it is only 240 kb. Anyway, here is the cropped version with +11 on the saturation dial:

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    Lady In Red-1 by RobMacKillop, on Flickr
     
  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I really do like this shot Rob. Might b tempted to lose the girder at the top as, although it adds a frame, this would make the whole image a bit more s=mysterious I think. What about you?

    You don't need to save the file - it does that automatically. The effects are only actually applied when you export or print etc. In the file/export option you can change the type of file, size, colour space (use sRGB for uploading) etc.
     
  15. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Not sure about losing the girder, but I'll give it a go and compare.

    Completely lost re your comment about S bends and layers. We've very quickly reached the stop point in my knowledge of PP :D
     
  16. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  17. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, and thanks also to Vic - all good comments.
     
  18. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    In case it helps. This is in CS5 but CS3 looks similar.

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  19. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  20. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Excellent! Love that psychedelic sky - must be all that solar fare activity!! ;) Sleep well (under that storm of charged particles up there!!).
     

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