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Desolate Coast
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Caitlin



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Registered: March 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I just spent 20 minutes on this - as I'm still slaving over some of the restoration challenges I felt like a quick result!

Switched to LAB mode and copied the lightness channel to a new file. Selected the sky and increased contrast substantially. Used blur to remove the jpg jagged edges revealed in the sky (was that cheating?). Used dodge and burn to increase the contrast between cliff face, sky and grassy ledge. USM, and contrast variations on other selected areas.
· Date: 6/22/2005 · Views: 5303 · Filesize: 52.1kb, 199.8kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1067 ·
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MargaretM
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Registered: October 2004
Location: Largo, Fl
Posts: 282
6/22/2005 1:29pm

Very nice Caitlin. You've pulled some detail out of the sky and the tonality is great. Not sure about the line on the horizon - I think the ocean blurs more into the sky.
Good work!
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sukku
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Registered: December 2004
Location: India, Bangalore
Posts: 6
6/22/2005 3:03pm

Very nice work Caitlin...I'll remember to steal ur LAB mode trick. I guess thats what brought out the detail in the skies. I wouldnt know about tonality and such... just that its real perfect to my eyes Not too dark not too light. I need a quick fix too ... I think i should try this one. And one request... humor me and capitalize the caption like 'Desolate Coast' im a sucker for a good caption :d
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David Bailey

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Registered: March 2005
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6/22/2005 5:09pm

I've never tried the LAB mode trick before.It sure works.I've recently seen the film 'Sin City' and I've been trying to get that particular B/W effect.You might have given me the answer.Thank you.
By the way.Great Image!

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Caitlin

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Registered: March 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
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6/22/2005 5:10pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Title fixed as requested! :teeth:

I understand what you mean about the horizon Margaret - It was caused by my slightly rough selection of the sky and contrast adjustment - but I decided I quite liked it! (and as I was a bit lazy and did everything on one layer I couldn't fix it! *lol*)

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pixelplot
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Registered: November 2005
Location: southern california
11/5/2005 5:05am

In LAB your tonal values are in the a and b channels so wouldn't just turning of the visibility of the 'a' and 'b' channel get you get a the same black and white image as copying the lightness channel to a new file? if so there's another way of doing it
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