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Old 06-18-2007, 12:49 PM
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Question Prague in the Morning

Hi there,

i am wondering, what one can do with such a type of photos. You see the european capital prague in the morning. Lots of dust, maybe fog, smog?

Sure, we can not expect the city at noon as a result but how would you improve it?

Any ?

Curios,

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Old 06-18-2007, 01:45 PM
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Re: Prague in the Morning

I first added a Levels AJ, selected one of the windows in the lower right center with the black eyedropper, for white i selected some of the whispy smoke from a stack on the roof.

Then did a rough selection of the sky and added a gradient fill that had a smoggy yellow to blue and adjusted to opacity slightly.

Prauge in the morning.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:39 AM
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Re: Prague in the Morning

Hi Swampy,

great job!

This was my try. The sun's just rising...

With a really cold light you'll see what's really rising
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:18 PM
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Re: Prague in the Morning

Did this one with curves in LAB, trying to capture a rosy, foggy dawn.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:52 PM
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Re: Prague in the Morning

I rotated the photo a few degrees and cropped it aggressively. I used a dash of levels and copied the layer using multiply blending mode
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:59 PM
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Re: Prague in the Morning

1. duped bkg layer and applied shadow/highlight to bring out shad detail.
2. levels to add overall contrast.
3. curves to balance top right corner to neutral white (achieves overall cooler look)
4. hue/saturation to neutralize white on buildings (they became too blue)
5. blue to white linear gradation set to multiply for sky . burned corners to make it darker

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