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Old 05-21-2008, 10:42 PM
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re: shots taken of an aquarium

Hi

Recently my 10yr old and husband did the reef snorkel at Sea world. All the shots were taken by me 'below' the surface looking towards them through the glass. Reflection is not a problem but the light dispersion through the water is. Also the large amounts of blue, and thought would be appreciated.
I have included one of my shots.

Regards, Kathryn
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:06 AM
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Re: shots taken of an aquarium

Hi,

I have to be honest, but why would you want to get rid of the rays of light?
They are an addition to the mood of the image. Do they bother you?

Here's a version with the blue subdued a little.


Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:51 AM
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Re: shots taken of an aquarium

Used the attached "Underwater" action By James Connell (unzip, open Photoshop, open action pallet, drag to action pallet)

the next Pic I used a plugin which when unzipped and put into the plugins folder shows up in the filter menu as "Kedaffie's filters"> "bring back the reds"

~Action~ ~~Filter~
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:39 AM
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Re: shots taken of an aquarium

I made a dup layer and used multipy blend mode.
unsharp mask at 2, 60, 0
Auto color
In hue sat layer I bumped up each color tobring out fish and coral and lowered the blue slightly, then I masked out the effect on the fins as they are yellow enough.

I agree with what's been said, I would leave the rays of light.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:38 PM
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Re: shots taken of an aquarium

After subtracting the inverse of the average color to get rid of the blue cast(in Photoshop CS dup layer, Blur->Average, then invert and set to overlay),
I used a selective color layer to balance the rest ... make the whites pure, etc. A bit of a sharpen got the result below.

Stosh
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:25 AM
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Re: shots taken of an aquarium

Experimented with a single image HDRI/tonemap
Neat Image noise reduction (a tad to much I think!)
Then a red soft light layer
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:44 AM
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Re: shots taken of an aquarium

Hi everyone
Thanks so very much for you input. Firstly, yes, of course!! you are right, I should leave in the light. Secondly the reason I have taken so long in getting back to you all was that I was trying out all methods (with just a small amount of cursing!). Anyway in the end I created a adjustment layer and fiddled around with the curves to adjust tone and colours. I then created a duplicate layer, used the remove dust command and then erased the image of my son to maintain sharpness. Probably all very much overkill, but am happy with the image. Figure not bad for an amateur very much at the bottom of the learning curve re Photoshop cs3
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:48 PM
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Re: shots taken of an aquarium

Heres my try at it
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