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Netherlands
Title: 1st AnniversaryCanon EOS 350D
1st Anniversary (74)
SunToucher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)

photoshop
photoshop
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2007-07-05 10:39:40] [1]
Hi Niek! I wanted to play with the colors here, so that's exactly what I did. I increased a few individual color levels, then adjusted the overall color balances, added an unsharp mask, decreased brightness, increased contrast, and cropped. Definitely different from your original post, and not nearly as natural looking, but I think it's still pretty. :)
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Indonesia
Title: Giant Lotus
Giant Lotus (114)
blakitan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)

Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-07-31 08:46:59] [3]
I did a few things here:
1- Brightness decrease
2- Contrast increase
3- Green saturation increase
4- Red saturation decrease
5- Crop, rotate left .2 degrees
6- New Frame
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United States
Title: A Grand ViewPanasonic Lumix FZ20
A Grand View (45) *
Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)

photoshop CS
photoshop CS
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-07-29 21:45:48] [2]
Surprised by this one Evelynn? You shouldn't be! So many of your shots just have GREAT value in them. As nature photographers, the element of value is almost totally beyond our control. Certain photographers are great at capturing it, and you're one of them.. especially in this shot. Although the color in the original shot is pretty, it's nothing spectacular, and it's fairly predictable (green grass, blue sky, etc.). But when you get rid of the distracting color, all the sudden you see just how beautiful those clouds really are... and how beautiful they look in the reflection of the water. You can also see more detail in the mountains.. and the textures in the trees stand out more, in my opinion. Thanks for another great photo, Evelynn!
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United States
Title: Heathcote SpikesCanon Powershot SD450
Heathcote Spikes (16)
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)

photoshop CS
photoshop CS
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-07-29 21:28:58]
All I did here was completely desaturate the colors, and then invert the "colors" in the image for a negative. Similar to what Evenlyn did, but not quite the same. :)
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Russia
Title: MOSCOW
MOSCOW (2)
bobpot9 (282)

Photoshop
Photoshop
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-07-10 01:15:35]
Decreased yellows, brightness, and contrast. Added cyan, green, and frame. :) Sometimes auto-levels does a great job with photos, but sometimes (as in your case) I think it just doesn't cut it. For you, auto-levels really over-exposed the picture. Always play around with the brightness/contrast manually after auto-levels does its thing, that way you can be absolutely sure auto-levels did what you wanted it to. Nice shot!
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United States
Title: Seagull CollusionOlympus C-750 Ultra Zoom
Seagull Collusion (4)
Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)

photoshop
photoshop
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-23 15:41:32] [1]
I really loved the perspective of this picture, but I also loved all of the horizonal energy near the back of the photo. The white and gray stripes in the clouds run along with the edge of the water... I thought recropping to give this a "panorama" like shape might really accentuate that energy. I added a touch of blue, but did nothing to brightness & contrast. Hope you like it!
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United States
Title: Help Identify This!Canon Powershot SD450
Help Identify This!
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)

Worm's tail
Worm's tail
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-20 13:43:35]
This is what I believe to be the worm's tail.
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United States
Title: Help Identify This!Canon Powershot SD450
Help Identify This!
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)

Worm's head
Worm's head
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-20 13:39:25]
This is a closeup of what I believe to be the worm's head. I think it's the head because whenever he moved, he moved in the direction of this part of his body.
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United States
Title: Fish Tail PalmCanon Powershot S1-IS
Fish Tail Palm (18) *
manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)

photoshop
photoshop
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-17 16:26:26]
Lots of workshops on this photo. First, I cropped it and rotated the image so that the main stem would run perfectly diagonal from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. I think that helpes to give the picture a better balance and a better feeling of symetery. Then I selected all of the white areas in the photo and removed all noise or other random spots that weren't part of the branches or leaves. The biggest change was probably making the photo black and white, which I think helped it out a lot -- because the color in the original photo wasn't very bright to begin with, it was a bit distracting. Then to top it all off, I inverted the color scheme... I think it looks pretty neat! I also increased the contrast a bit. Hope you like it!
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Canada
Title: Black & White For BrianPanasonic Lumix FZ20
Black & White For Brian (16) *
Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)

photoshop
photoshop
PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-16 16:45:29]
I used the rotate tool to tilt the picture slightly to the right in an attempt to straighen some of those horizonal lines in the water. It didn't end up making much of a difference, and because of the perspective of the shot, all I really did was straight the bottom lines and make the top lines crooked. Oh well. Worth a shot! :)
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