Sligachan Bridge (Before & After)

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by mstphoto, Nov 12, 2017 at 6:48 AM.

  1. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 26, 2016
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    Mike Stephen
    Lately, I've been messing about with On1 RAW.
    I came across a Sky replacement course so decided to have a go with some of my earlier images.
    First of all I replaced the sky using Layers and On1's Adjustment brush set to Perfect Brush.
    It made quite a good job but left a thin black line along the sky and original image.
    On1 has a Chisel Tool which can get rid of this manually but by double clicking the Chisel Tool icon this is applied automatically.
    I chose a sky with clouds that were lit from behind me as this was where the sun was (something I didn't take into consideration in an earlier post ;) )
    So, with the new sky in place, the next thing I did was alter the colour temperature to match the sky.
    The last thing I did was to select the new sky layer, duplicated that layer and flipped it over and placed it over the river so as to create a reflection of the sky in the water.

    Some purists will say its cheating but to me its the final image that counts.
    Had I not got chatting to some fellow photographers in the nearby hotel, this was how the sunset actually was, but after a few choice Malts we completely missed it!! :D

    a7rii + Sony 16-35

    BEFORE
    26532288225_fe1764c685_h. Sligachan Bridge by Mike Stephen, on Flickr

    AFTER
    37642376544_8579bb06d8_h. Sligachan Bridge by Mike Stephen, on Flickr
     
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  2. chalkdust

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    Bert Cheney
    inspiring work. I have never tried this.
     
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  3. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mike Stephen
    Thanks Bert ;)
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Dave
    You have some great shooting locations :)
     
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  5. jp300

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    John
    ok i get the sky replacement but flipping it so it appears as a reflection in the water without losing the rocks blows my mind!
     
  6. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mike Stephen
    Reduce the opacity and paint in over the water ;)
    By painting in using the Perfect Brush, only the colour of the water will be affected leaving the rocks as they were.
     
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  7. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mike Stephen
    Here is a YouTube vid showing another way on how to replace a sky.

     
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  8. runnerpsu

    runnerpsu TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 12, 2016
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    Wow, that is quite a difference! Thanks for sharing.