Gone Surfing

© Adrienne Maldini

Gone Surfing

Uploaded: April 29, 2006


anonymous A. June 28, 2006

Nice foreground, Adrienne, and good mid-ground, but the sky is so completely washed out that it might as well be cropped out. In fact, I think that is what the photo needs to get back up to your usual high standard...or, add a sky from a second photo. #473447

Adrienne Maldini June 30, 2006

but if I add a sky from another photo I think that it might look a little odd #2971208

Adrienne Maldini August 29, 2006

If I add another picture to it I think that you could tell that I added another picuter and would look weird #3241116

anonymous A. August 29, 2006

That depends on how well it's done, Adrienne. Use layers, put the sky scene on the bottom layer and erase the old sky on the top layer.
Choose a scene with similar tones so it blends naturally with the original picture.

To avoid the need to do this, ger yourself a graduated neutral density filter, or a graduated grey filter. They are darker on one side and fade to clear at the other. You put one over your lens with the dark side at the top so it stops the sky getting overexposed and burnt out the way this has. #3241203

Adrienne Maldini May 30, 2008

to me that would look unnatrual #5997124

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