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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Walmer Castle

    Walmer Castle
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 619 W: 2 N: 339] (4662)


  • Photoshop Elements 11
    Photoshop Elements 11
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-06-28 11:42:51]
    Hello Agnes,

    First of all, I hope you dodn't mind my "playing around" with your lovely photograph!

    This is a lovely image but my first impression was that it looked a little pale and some of the white areas appeared a little "blown out". I looked at Levels in Photoshop Elements and found that many of the pixels were right off the right side of the histogram. So I did a very simple thing using the "Lighten Shadows/Darken Highlights" feature. I did very little lightening of shadows but I did move the "Darken Highlights" slider about ten points to the right. In Levels there's certainly an improvement but whether or not the picture has actually improved is for you to decide! :)

    Once again, I hope you're not offended by this quick and simple workshop, Agnes.

    Kind Regards,

    John.
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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Solomon's Temple, BuxtonCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Solomon's Temple, Buxton
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) *


  • View from inside
    View from inside
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-06-11 03:56:31]
    A view from inside the lower storey of Solomon's Temple with a distant view southward across the Peak District.
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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Santa Croce

    Santa Croce
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2638 W: 71 N: 6372] (28963)


  • Photoshop Elements 11
    Photoshop Elements 11
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-05-27 07:23:43] [3]
    Hello Rosemary,

    As I've mentioned in my critique, this is just a very quick and simple workshop I have done and it's certainly not perfect - a little more time might have made it just a little better!

    The first thing I did was to play around a little with Image - Transform - Distort to try to correct the feeling I had that the building looked as though it was falling backwards. I think that worked at least to some extent.

    Then I cloned out (roughly) the white van on the left but, as I say, it's been done a bit too quickly and isn't very accurate.

    Then, using a layer mask, I tried to lighten up the foreground with the people.

    I've reduced the picture to only 790 pixels wide as I know from before that if you add a workshop at full size, TE often displays it with the right part of the image chopped off.

    See what you think!

    Kind Regards,

    John.
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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Crying Twice

    Crying Twice
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5082 W: 367 N: 10619] (52313)


  • Cropping.....
    Cropping.....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-04-11 00:34:07] [1]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    I note your misgivings about your composition in this one. Actually, I thought initially that the composition was fine but then, after reading your comments, my first impression on looking at it again with a more critical eye was that there was perhaps just an excess of fairly featureless sky.

    So I've done a very quick workshop which consisted simply of cropping off at least half of the sky and just a tad off the bottom of the picture.

    See what you think. I rather suspect that this is pretty much in keeping with your idea of converting this into a "panorama" type image. And, of course, I've not cropped anything at all from the sides.

    Un abbraccio,

    Giovanni.
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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Derelict WilsontownCanon PowerShot G10

    Derelict Wilsontown
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364)


  • Another View.....
    Another View.....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-04-10 06:32:32]
    Another view of the ruined and derelict Wilsontown Inn, this time from the other side.
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  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: 1970 - Helicopter over KolossenEdixa Prismat

    1970 - Helicopter over Kolossen
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364)


  • Our Helicopter landed....
    Our Helicopter landed....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-03-19 02:19:56]
    Here our helicopter has landed in the north part of the Schuchert valley and our pilot is walking back to it holding a half-bottle of Scotch whisky which we had given him as a gift. We were now faced with a 40 mile walk to Scoresby Sund.
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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Newlands Parish Church, RomannobridgeCanon PowerShot G10

    Newlands Parish Church, Romannobridge
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364)


  • Newlands "Old" Parish Church
    Newlands "Old" Parish Church
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-03-14 10:15:30]
    The ruins of the old parish church of Newlands, Romannobridge.
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  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon, 1965Voigtlander Vito B

    Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon, 1965
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364)


  • A Closer View of the West Side
    A Closer View of the West Side
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-02-21 18:35:33]
    In this closer view of the west side of the monument you can see, specifically, the image of Queen Philippa of Lancaster, second from left, the mother of Henry the Navigator and the only woman depicted on this monument.

    Again, this picture was taken on Kodachrome colour transparency film 49 years ago.
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  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Glacial Moraine, East GreenlandEdixa Prismat

    Glacial Moraine, East Greenland
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364)


  • Alternative View
    Alternative View
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-02-15 13:48:25]
    Taken from pretty much the same viewpoint as the main picture but this time looking more to the right to include our little two-man tent. This was also taken later in the day and the sun had lowered in the sky and was only able to illuminate the very tops of the mountains, the lower parts being shaded by the mountains which you saw in the left of the main picture.
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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Anse à l'Eau

    Anse à l'Eau
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4394 W: 265 N: 7650] (62472)


  • Photoshop Elements 11
    Photoshop Elements 11
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4550] (18364) [2014-02-09 04:40:54] [1]
    Bonjour Denis,

    I hope you don't mind, but I have done this very quick workshop on this picture in an attempt to lighten some of the very dark shadows.

    First of all, I opened your picture in ACR, reduced the contrasts a little and also reduced the darkness of the shadows. I then opened it in the "normal" Elements window and applied a layer mask and selectively lightened the face and legs of the man. Other than that, nothing else.

    I hope you don't mind, but see what you think!

    Kind Regards,

    John.
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