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Mevagissey fishing boat.

  Mevagissey fishing boat.
Mevagissey fishing boat.
MN199 Mevagissey UK fishing boat.
1/50sec; f9; ISO 150; 144mm fl.

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Peter W. Marks
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    This image was made using Topaz Simplify, 'Oil painting' plugin.


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9/29/2012 12:50:16 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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I like it! I like that you caught the fishermen working. :)

I'd clone out the orange thing in the water as it catchs my eye.


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9/29/2012 2:23:58 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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the effect is very light Peter and would not have known it if you hadn't mentioned it.

It's very interesting how much different the fishing boats there are from the ones on the West coast of the US.


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9/29/2012 10:12:28 PM

 
Stephen Shoff
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Interesting opening this image up with an "oil painting" effect applied after having just responded rather philosophically to Debbie's posting. I can understand the intent and goal of applying this kind of filter.

I agree, though, with Dale. I can't see any "oil painting" effect in the imag.e


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9/29/2012 11:06:09 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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I'm not seeing it either...maybe try applying it more heavily. :~)


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9/30/2012 2:45:33 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Yup, not seeing it either, but I like the image as shown.


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9/30/2012 3:14:09 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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I am laughing friends. It was a senior moment where I accidentally uploaded the image that was straight from Raw with just a tweak of saturation! I realised what I had done, but rather than respond to my own image with an "oops' I thought I would see who noticed. You're good, guys!
Thanks Teresa, the "orange thing" is a mooring buoy and without those the boats might float away to France!.
Ok, so let me tell you a bit about Topaz Simplify. It was on sale last weeek at just $29 and it seemed a bargain as I have been well satisfied with my Topaz Adjust and Topaz Detail and it offers 107 plugin actions that vary from the beautiful to the decidedly funky! Oil paintings, water colors, pen and ink sketches, abstracts, duotones, Buzz filters etc etc (107! I counted! and for each of them there are global and local slide adjustments in addition.
I will now show you one of the heavier oil paintings (honestly :0).


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9/30/2012 3:35:03 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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I guess you did get it applied. It is totally different and not at all like a photo now. Sounds like a great price on this program... Just think what you will be able to do to your asteroid now!!


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9/30/2012 7:29:02 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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Pete I love this shot, I also think its really cool that you capture the fisherman working. I agree that the orange in the water needs to go. now on to your senior moment.... its a little to heavy I think a lighter touch on filter will make it look alot better.


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9/30/2012 8:14:40 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Wow...good deal! I can't say I like the effect of this one on the photo. Takes too much of the details away and makes the rocky background a distraction IMHO. :~)


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10/1/2012 5:45:27 AM

 
Elaine Hessler
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I agree with Aimee-it is a great picture without the effect. Is there some way to apply it 50%? I can't see the details of the men, and for some reason it is taking the "human" connection away for me. I vote for the first one and glad you removed the buoy. Looks like a very beautiful place.


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10/1/2012 11:11:04 AM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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While these filters can be interesting I too am in favor of the "mistake". A much better connected image than the filtered one. I especially agree that the filter did not work well on the BG and made that area a major distraction.

If you chose to go without the filter I would back off the crop just a touch, open the shadows slightly, and definitly agree that the buoy needs to go.


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10/1/2012 11:52:07 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Peter - I, too, prefer the "mistake" but I think that you had a little too much fun with the program and needed to further tweak it and reduce your opacity a bit. Happens all the time when I get interested in something new.


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10/1/2012 3:19:21 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Yes friends, the second version was to show you one of the extreme oil paintings. And just as some folk like lettuce and hate brussel sprouts some will prefer water colors to oil and definitely prefer Renoirs to Picasso's.
You are right Debbie, way too much fun but I promise not to show you the remaining 106 actions. This is all a bit like HDR images where instead of just using it to extend the tonal range of an image there is the temptation to produce extreme cartoon-like versions; just because one can!
I would invite you all to view the final image as an impressionist painting where every tiny detail is not needed to suggest a working boat, with working fishermen in a commercial working harbour. Prettying things up by removing buoys would detract not add to the image. Your eyes are meant to roam all over the image, query what those chains are for hanging over the gunwhales of the boat; ponder over the blue circular object above the transom and like Dale observe and perhaps wonder why fishing boats in the west of England are very different than those on the west coast of the US and even more so than those down in the Gulf of Mexico.
And sometimes this is the difference between art and craftsmanship. The former has something to say to the viewer about intention while the latter is more to demonstrate physical skills. Both valid and both very different.
Thanks friends.


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10/1/2012 7:45:10 PM

 
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