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Ring of Brodgar[900 x 570 jpg]
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|Description ||OK point taken. I still have a lot to learn on the digital front. It certainly got a response though. Here is the original photo. For info. I use a CanonA1 SLR, FD lenses and 35mm ISO100 colour film. (Dinosaur that I am) ;-)|
|Much better and contains all the colour you need! Very good shot nicely composed and giving a feel of the whole site. We dinosaurs must stick together, but I use film and sometimes digital when I am lazy and want to take lots of shots without bothering to compose properly. Would I be correct in assuming that you shot this photo on film, scanned it in to your computer and then cranked up the colour saturation? I prefer film and like the discipline of making every shot count and really working out the best viewpoint etc BEFORE pressing the button. I scan, crop and straighten my horizons, then and ONLY if the weather is dull and miserable, I give a mild burst of colour enhancement and boost the contrast. Anything else is disastrous and looks like the monstrous things you see in digital camera magazines ( but they do sell so if that's what turns you on don't be put off by grumpy old Portalists) Sometimes the low resolution required for Portal contributions can distort fine shades of colour and that is why I no longer scan in any of my art work. So - go for slow film and fine grain or go for high resolution digital images. Manipulate as little as you must and then reduce to low resolution jpg. for the Portal.|
|Yes Thorgrim, I did shoot this on film. I then wondered if I could do anything to make the most of that sky. I didn't adjust the colour saturation but fiddled with the 'solarisation' and 'lighting effects' filters on PS7. What emerged was the dramatic sky and curious halo round the stones, giving a slightly surreal effect. Unfortunately other problems started to emerge but I have not yet given up hope. I think there is a place for digitally enhanced images but, on reflection, perhaps the Portal isn't that place.|
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