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Solarized Impact

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* Solarized Impact *
This image was taken as the final rays of light were disappearing, some time after the sun had set over Newcastle Harbour, NSW Australia... The solarize filter in PS7 provided colourful impact... Handheld, 1/13 sec @ f2.8...
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Colette M. Metcalf
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    Nice image, Carolyn!!!


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3/24/2004 5:48:38 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Thank you Colette! This was initially quite an acceptable evening shot - it's amazing the difference a little work in Photoshop has made to it though! Thanks again for your kind comment...


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3/24/2004 6:08:51 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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So how exactly did you create this cool effect, Carolyn? Did you do anything else other than the solarize filter? Either way, you did a great job!


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4/1/2004 1:11:28 AM

 
Karen R. Rubeiz
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Wow, this is great Carolyn. Nice effects. Have to get off break so will view more of your photos Monday. Great Job.


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4/8/2004 10:58:32 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Thank you very much for your comment, Jim - I'm glad you appreciated this shot! I will try and describe how this effect was achieved. I always like to take up a challenge when taking photographs, so I managed to somehow hold the camera still enough to get this one reasonably sharp - given the low light-level at that time! The sun had already been set for some time, but the western sky was still holding the afterglow ... hence, the graduated layers arising from the horizon line. The lights were on at the harbourside promenade, and the "noise" increased towards the top of my photo due to the diminishing light in that part of the sky.

All of these factors contributed to the interesting effect when the colour saturation was manipulated in PS "curves," and possibly "hue/saturation/lightness" - sorry not to be more definite on that! The finishing touch was to then use the "solarize filter" ...

Hope that helps! Some may think my image a little "wild," but I really like the end result ... and the dramatic impact it affords!


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4/9/2004 7:23:17 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Thanks very much for your kind comment Karen - glad you like the effects in this shot... It's just a bit of fun I guess, but I like it anyway! Glad you are enjoying looking at our other photographs as well! Have a great weekend...


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4/9/2004 7:27:48 AM

 
James E. Coleman
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Carolyn,
This is really slick! Perhaps neither the "other Jim...:)" or I have ever seen that effect. Very cool, I like it a lot! I don't do a lot of effects but this grabs you!
Jim


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4/20/2006 9:46:04 AM

 
Joyce C. Merideth
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Awesome effect Carolyn.


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8/18/2007 8:12:32 AM

 
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