Just one of the Buildings in the compound of The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.
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tyro (22138) 2012-07-08 17:34
I've been having a look at your gallery and I came across this picture which I think has lots of potential.
It's a striking picture of a lovely building and well composed with lovely lines and potentially fine colours. But it just looks a little "washed out" if you know what I mean - it just lacks that vital "punch" which would really make it stand out.
I've done a very quick and easy workshop for you (I hope you won't be offended) to try to do a couple of things - correct the "verticals", correct the exposure and sharpen it up a bit. Well, that's not a couple, that's three. Never mind. See what you think!
This picture, I see, was taken with your "old" camera and that new Canon you've got is an excellent tool by all accounts. But what I suggest is that you get a decent image processing program - the free tools that come with Windows are all right but they're not really in the same league as Photoshop.
The full versions of Photoshop are prohibitively expensive (about £700!) and I rather suspect that most people who use them have somehow acquired "pirate" copies. But Photoshop Elements is, in my opinion, an excellent program and will do just about everything you need without all the "bells and whistles" of the full version. If you shop around, you can buy a copy of Photoshop Elements 10 (the latest version) for around 50 quid and it's well worth the money. And it will also allow you to convert RAW images from any DSLR you might get in the future. It's a bit complicated to use and the "help" files that come with it are next to useless, but a few evenings spent playing around with it and advice from other people on TE and the web will get you there!
I really do hope that you enjoy TE as much as I have done for the past six years - it's good fun, the people generally are nice and friendly and I've also had the wonderful opportunity of meeting up with some TE members on a couple of occasions too - a great experience!
Oh, yes, and this picture is definitely worth deux points!
P.S. Let me know what you think of the workshop!
- Copyright: roy marshall (rmhi) (30)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Vietnam and Cambodia
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-10 13:45