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Outer Banks Vacation 7 pics

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Highspeed, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Highspeed

    Highspeed

    145
    Jan 15, 2007
    U.S.A.
    Some pics from my recent OBX vacation. This was really my first time using PS. I have a lot to learn so any comments are great.

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  2. That first shot is simply gorgeous. Nice tonal range on your B&W images. Very nice.
     
  3. DBrim

    DBrim

    330
    May 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I love the last shot. Gives me vertigo!
     
  4. Very nice. I like the B&W.
    On the first two I would straighten the horizon.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    First two are just beautiful

    Need a tad straighten
     
  6. Definately straighten the horizons but these are all very nice. I am particularly fond of number 3
     
  7. Like the shots...was #3 the donut shop?
     
  8. Highspeed

    Highspeed

    145
    Jan 15, 2007
    U.S.A.
    Thanks everyone, like I said I'm brand new at PS. These photos were my first shots in RAW and the B&W were my first conversion attempts in PS without just using grayscale. I'll try and play around with PS some more and try and straighten the horizons.
     
  9. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    I am partial to the last shot of the staircase, I like the pure black areas and stark contrast in the image, and I also like the depth of the image too,

    Wade
     
  10. I really like the first 2 and the last. I have been vacationing on the Outer Banks for the last 10 years and I find it a wonderful place to stay. The lighthouse staircase is great. I would also straighten the horizons in the first two shots. My only real gripe is the copyright. It's distracting.
     
  11. Highspeed

    Highspeed

    145
    Jan 15, 2007
    U.S.A.

    Yea we had a great trip, def agree about it being a wonderful place. We stayed up in Corolla on the N end of the island. I was excited I learned how to make a custom brush in PS so I was playing around with the copyright.

    Still working on the horizons...I'll firgure it out
     
  12. Highspeed

    Highspeed

    145
    Jan 15, 2007
    U.S.A.
    I think I firgured out how to fix the horizon.

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  13. by jove, I think you got it! did you do that in ACR?
     
  14. Highspeed

    Highspeed

    145
    Jan 15, 2007
    U.S.A.
    Is ACR...Arbitrary and Rotate Canvas...if so yes that is what I used. Once I figured it out it was a lot easier then I thought it would be. :) 
     
  15. No but what ever works! the beauty of photoshop is the many ways any one thing can be accomplished. ACR is Adobe Camera Raw.
     
  16. Highspeed

    Highspeed

    145
    Jan 15, 2007
    U.S.A.
    Yea that is what I'm finding out...I was pretty overwhelmed by PS at first, I didn't know where to start. It takes me a long time to do some pretty simple edits, I just need to keep working with it
     
  17. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Nice series of images. The last one is magicial :) 

    Regards

    RFC
     
  18. Wow....very nice. The straight horizons really make a huge difference. the lack of the copyright is also welcomed. Now all you need to do is get them printed and framed. Nice job!
     
  19. Highspeed

    Highspeed

    145
    Jan 15, 2007
    U.S.A.
    Thanks everyone I really appreciate all the help.
     
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