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Registered: August 2008
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Disappointed with my first edit of this, I've gone to town with Photoshop on the image.
In the end I did manage to remove the sun and get the sky looking natural again, fixed the perspective on the bridge (and cheated a bit making it a little bigger) and while I was at it, decided to get rid of the curving walkway that bothered me in the bottom right.
So this is really isn't a photo any more, it's a three image HDR stack, heavily edited. Kev won't be able to sleep for a week after this.
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Registered: August 2009
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Tue May 18, 2010 9:14pm

At the end of the day , h, does it really matter? After all it is your vision and your creativity that is in this canvas. Do we get engrossed in the great debate of photographic 'purity' versus Photoshop. Is it possible to count the photographic purists out there who can take an image and present it 'as is'. I would say the percentage is pretty miniscule but I am open to debate. I believe that part of the skill in being a photographer is the ability to encompass the whole, be it photoshop, paint shop pro or any other editing suite. It is the ability to take something seen through a lens, recording it and then presenting it as a finished work that makes it unique and special to the artist.
I have no doubt that Kev, among others on the site, including myself have great respect and admiration for your work. Don't think he sleeps anyway !!
By the way the skyscrapers are tilting to the left...................I'm only saying!!!
I like the shot!!!

Registered: February 2008
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Wed May 19, 2010 12:15am

Hey, I'm good to go....there's no snakes in this pic...that's all I worry about Smile
Sleep? Nah, got no time for that...I'll get plenty of rest when I'm dead.

I do prefer it without the sun...but now of course there's a somewhat empty large sky area. Perhaps a flying kangaroo would suffice Smile

Registered: August 2009
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Thu May 20, 2010 2:43am

or maybe an elephant? Smile

Registered: August 2008
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Thu May 20, 2010 12:22pm

Here you go. Much better. There's no wasted empty space now.

Registered: August 2009
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Fri May 21, 2010 2:55am

Oh look, Mammy!!! That cloud looks like a strange Australian Animal, maybe it's a wombat.....................oooooo!!

Registered: August 2008
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Fri April 22, 2011 4:26am

Playing around with Photoshop plug-ins again, I thought I'd process this picture, as I never was happy with it.
I'm quite happy with this as an abstract, cropped version.
Abstract Harbour Bridge & Opera House by _honez, on Flickr

Registered: May 2010
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Fri April 22, 2011 5:08am

WOW! I love the abstract version! Cool!

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