Tuesday, May 08, 2007

St Martins, New Brunswick - May 6 2007



















Four of us from the KC Camera Club returned to St Martins this past Sunday. Here are a few of my pictures in no particular order. As expected the sun came out as we returned home.

Pictures 1 2 and 3 were taken with my 4 year old compact Olympus C4000Z. The pictures have been converted to black and white, tinted, and resized in Photoshop CS3 Beta. Just playing around with different effects.


3 Comments:

At May 08, 2007 7:35 PM, Anonymous Ruthie said...

I LOVE the first one and the third......do you remember you settings for the b&w? Is the third a montage or did you play with color in photoshop?

 
At May 08, 2007 9:56 PM, Blogger Paul Wood said...

Ruthie;

Thanks for the comments. Yes I do remember the settings for the B&W.

In #1 - (Sand Ripples On The Beach) I used channel mixer to convert it to B&W with Red +75, Green +16, Blue + 9 Constant -9. I also used two different curves adjustment layers, something I rarely do. Also Shadow and Highlight adjustments to reduce the highlights quite a bit. Final step was to add a touch of sharpening to bring up the grain a little. It had some color in it but once I converted it to B&W it was a good picture, in my mind anyway.

#3 - (Grass on Sandstone) is a montage (Orton's). A combination of two images, one taken in-focus, one taken out of focus. Blended in Photoshop (Linear Dodge – Opacity 75%) on the blurred image to really punch up the colors. The image that was out of focus didn’t have enough blur so I added 40% Gaussian blur to an already out of focus image. I increased middle slider in levels on both images to 1.20 to lighten both images. This image has not been cropped but was resized to post here. Also it was sharpened a little. The problem I see is there is not enough green to give it the ‘two color punch’ it I think it needs. This came close to being a good Montage but missed on the green, in my opinion that is.

Paul...

 
At May 27, 2007 12:36 PM, Blogger Mama Of 2 said...

WOW! Beautiful pictures Papa Papa, it is getting harder and harder to choose a few that I would like to hang on my walls...

Carrie

 

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