Quick Curves: My Favorite Spot in Monterey, CA

Jacob Rus's new curve-based technique, with examples
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Postby -default » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:17 am

I took this photograph yesterday morning, at Point Lobos, near Monterey, CA. 

This is an area where Edward Weston lived, and took many of his images in the first half of the 20th century.

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:09 am

Tried to keep the detail in the flat sections of the rockface.Took the color out in Lab,then an s curve of sorts in lightness.

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:30 am

After shadow,hightlight,neutral,I used a b channel mask so I didn't changethe sky.

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Postby ggroess » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:55 pm

curves and masks...ummmm delicious...lol

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:06 pm

Oh I've not heard of this guy - shame on me.

But lovely to try a B&W for a change - I think it is harder to make a good B&W photo than a colour one (not that I think this shot is better in B&W).

I think I prefer it with a dark background sea - or is the lighter sea better?

Finally colour

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:08 pm

light sea

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:10 pm

slipping finger - pity we cant edit our posting
- doesnt colour make a difference!

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Postby -default » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:20 pm

Nice, as always, Zog.  I like the look of the darker stone.

BTW - I believe you can edit your posting by clicking on the Modify Message link.  ON my system, this link appears to the right of the message subject.

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:35 pm

You are correct Mike, but I couldnt find a way to remove an image, just modify the text.

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Postby ggroess » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:55 pm

click on the +Additional Options link on you r old message and you get the option to remove an image.

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