At the Jetty

© John D. Quixley

At the Jetty

Uploaded: August 23, 2003


Brighton Jetty, Melbourne. The original unaltered image was shot on Fuji Sensia 100, but I felt it lacked punch


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 23, 2003

Beautiful sky! #54327

John D. Quixley August 23, 2003

Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you Carolyn. #175681

Colette M. Metcalf August 23, 2003

Just beautiful, John!!! #175686

Kathleen Clemons August 23, 2003

Wonderful work, John! #175722

Patricia Marroquin August 23, 2003

Stunning, John! Love the color and the way the composition leads your eye all the way down the pier. Would love to see the original before you added the "punch." :-) Nice job! #175876

Paula Showen August 23, 2003

Beautiful sky, John! Nice composition and saturation of color! #176007

Nicole Boenig-McGrade August 23, 2003

Wow! It certainly has punch! Well done John, I love how the jetty draws you in! #176158

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic August 23, 2003

Very nice, I like the sky too! #176344

Brian Neill August 23, 2003

This does look amazing. #176395

Susana Matos August 24, 2003

Gorgeous work, well done!!
cheers from Portugal, Su #176745

John D. Quixley August 24, 2003

Thank you all for your kind comments. I was asked what the original was like so have included it also #176815

Patricia Marroquin August 24, 2003

Thanks for posting the original, John. A gorgeous image to begin with, and your work on it is incredible. Wish I knew how to achieve this from an original photo. Great job! #177252

John D. Quixley August 25, 2003

Hi Patricia
Basically it was pretty simple. In Photoshop I went Image>Adjust>Hue/Saturation and adjusted the Hue to -180 & also increased image saturation. Then I duplicated the layer, Selected a little in from the edges. Invert the selection then feathering the selection. Finally I adjusted the curves on the selection to darked the border of the image. Finally flattened and saved to tiff.
Hope this helps
John #177612

John D. Quixley August 25, 2003

Sorry forgot to add that I need to correct curves & levels overal as well. I did this on a further layer but have unfortunatly no longer have my working file. I think that is all. #177617

Susana Matos August 25, 2003

Thank you so much for sharing this information. Me too will keep it and learn more about photoshop possibilities.
Cheers from POrtugal, Su #177863

Patricia Marroquin August 25, 2003

Thanks for all the info, John! #177948

John D. Quixley August 26, 2003

Actually I found the original .psd file. The procedure I posted will work and have done that previously but this is what I actually did tracing back in my file
1. Duplicate the layer
2. Inverted the new layer & change the mode from normal to "Color". Opacity still at 100%
3. Add another layer for the darkenened border - selection for border, invert and feather selection. Fill with black. Mode to normal, Opacity to 70%. This provides the darker edge
4. Flattened & saved as a Tiff

Of course this method won't work for all images as it will depend on the colours in the original. this original was predominantly blue whereas a green image Would end up completely different. In this case you could possibly alter the original hues before duplicating a layer & inverting. Basically play around with the modes, hues & invert!! Have fun #178977

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