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Tram Surfing

Aaron Davis

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I decided to go back through some images that I created when I started iPhoneography and give them another go with what I know now.
The first image, was created at the end of last year using BlendCam P which saved at 800 x 800 pixels.
The next two I used DXP and Iris to blend the beach and tram scenes. Which of these two do you think is a better blend? Any suggestions for further improvements?


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bpahia

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Personally, I like the middle one the best. I like that it looks like the tram is going right onto the beach. Very cool effect.
 

lisamjw

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Lisa Waddell
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2 and 3 are both improvements over 1 thanks to accumulated knowledge! I like 3 better. In 2 there is no "reason" for the water. In 3 the water is an extension of the beach scene; which by the way looks like an advertisement so you've created this kind of dimensional scene within the shot.

Good grief, I hope that makes sense!!

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Aaron Davis

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Thanks Bryan and Lisa, you have both chosen different options for sound reasons. I personally like how the tram stands out more in two, which Bryan has confirmed, however like the tie in of the advertisement theme of number 3 as explained by Lisa. I'm going to try and work out a way how to brighten the tram area of number 3 to bring it out from the rest of the scene, any ideas on how I could do this?
 

Aaron Davis

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Ok, I tried using Dynamic Light's directional lighting function to shed a bit more light on the tram in the first one and in the second I've used Phototoaster. Anyone else have a way of brightening just the tram?


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RoseCat

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Aaron Davis said:
Ok, I tried using Dynamic Light's directional lighting function to shed a bit more light on the tram in the first one and in the second I've used Phototoaster. Anyone else have a way of brightening just the tram?

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In these last 2 I like the first one best as it's brighter...more "beachy". I love that you can see the beach on the bus.

You may want to try running the darker one through LensLight and/or LensFlare. They're all about light, and you can use the slider to adjust the intensity. You can also layer multiple light effects.

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lisamjw

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I think I like the first one better (Dynamic Light). Something else occurred to me...can you remove the red ad on the side of the tram? The whole image has a "work vs play" feel to it. I like that.

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Aaron Davis

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RoseCat (Catherine) said:
In these last 2 I like the first one best as it's brighter...more "beachy". I love that you can see the beach on the bus.

You may want to try running the darker one through LensLight and/or LensFlare. They're all about light, and you can use the slider to adjust the intensity. You can also layer multiple light effects.

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Thanks for this advice, I'll have to go check out lens flare, I tried lens light (using the cone light) without much success.

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Aaron Davis

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lisamjw said:
Something else occurred to me...can you remove the red ad on the side of the tram?

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You're testing my skills now Lisa, that's quite a sizable area to clone/stamp. Challenge accepted! Lol. :)

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lisamjw

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Aaron Davis said:
You're testing my skills now Lisa, that's quite a sizable area to clone/stamp. Challenge accepted! Lol. :)

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Oh dear! Perhaps I should be looking on my laptop instead of my iPhone!

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bpahia

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Bryan
You might be able to use Snapseed to brighten just the tram. The selective adjust function might just be what you're looking for.
 

bpahia

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Bryan
Love it! I think it works better. The sign stands out more too, and it adds to the overall photo. This version is my favorite so far.
 

RoseCat

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I like it! Agree with Bryan - this last one is my fav.

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RoseCat

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bpahia said:
You might be able to use Snapseed to brighten just the tram. The selective adjust function might just be what you're looking for.
Selective adjust in SnapSeed? Who knew? Go figure! :D I'll have to try and figure it out...

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Aaron Davis

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Thanks Bryan, Lisa and Catherine for Your guidance, thoroughly enjoyed that process and learnt a few things along the way. Snapseed is a great app!

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AlyZen Moonshadow

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Ok, I tried using Dynamic Light's directional lighting function to shed a bit more light on the tram in the first one and in the second I've used Phototoaster. Anyone else have a way of brightening just the tram?

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Aaron, try Snapseed's "Selective Adjust" function, it allows you to brighten or contrast a selected area of any image.
 
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