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Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
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Jan 5, 2005, 5:41:54 AM
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Morning Reflection 2 by robertvine Morning Reflection 2 by robertvine
This is another edit of this shot: . I have always been in two minds as to how far to go with the processing of this shot, the original version that I posted is the one I print and the extreme saturation has been very popular however I was not always so sure about it.

This version looks a little 'dirty' to me but it is a more accurate representation of how it looked on the day. I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.

*Update: Based on some coments I have upped the saturation a bit as well as the contrast and exposure to make the image a little 'cleaner' and have more impact while still being a more natural process of the original.
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:iconcarmelopec:
Carmelopec Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
What a beautie...
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Thanks!
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JelJones Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Amazing shot. Wheres the link to the original?
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
You didn't see the thumb in the description to this one?
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:iconbeautifulbizarremag:
BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
WOW this is STUNNING :wow:
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Thanks ;)
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
My pleasure :iconmynti: :iconthankyouplz1: :iconcupid:
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:iconmikeyfocus:
mikeyfocus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Absolutely amazing!
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Thanks mate!
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautiful colours!
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thanks mate :)
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Not a problem.
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
This has been featured in my latest journal Robert [link] :-)
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thanks very much!

Message center explosion has followed!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
You are very welcome Robert:-)
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:iconblackorwhiteroses:
blackorwhiteroses Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
absolutely beautiful <3
I love the colors, and the way the fence runs through the picture, great job with the composition :)
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Thanks very much!
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:iconblackorwhiteroses:
blackorwhiteroses Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
welcome ^-^

though... I can't find the original -_-""
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Here ya go...... :thumb52697722:
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:iconblackorwhiteroses:
blackorwhiteroses Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^.^" thanks
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome shot! such incredible vibrant colour to it as well as a lovely capture of the ships and details on the horizon
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Thank you! :)
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: no problem
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:iconcainpascoe:
CainPascoe Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very nice! Love the reflection of colours and those chains:) Damn lot of ships out there, its such a unique place:D
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Thanks mate, that's nothing at one stage there were something like 70 ships anchored off the harbor. Demand still outstrips supply for Newcastle coal - until the finished the two new coal loaders that I drive past everyday on my way to work!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Crazy stuff! Would probably make a decent picture too:)
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:iconrosleinrot:
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009   Photographer
I love the color and reflection. It's so cool!
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Thanks very much!
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:iconrosleinrot:
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009   Photographer
:)
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druideye Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow that is spectacular.
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Thanks mate.
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Feonix-Lancaster Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Well, despite their best attempts, I am not convinced by their system to hand over some money out of what would essentially be laziness. I can critique fine without a custom form and not have a hole in my pocket.

As a fan of the original, I must say that there's something noticeably different about this. Even in the thumbnail it doesn't look quite the same. The over saturation of the original gave it a fantastic colour, and enhanced the highlights and lighting. However, that effect came at the loss of shadow and realistic water tones (the highlights especially so).

This one is also slightly larger (948px × 528px) compared to the originals full-view size of (882px × 465px), so that is a plus for me, I don't lose so much image quality when I'm zoomed in, and in that regard, the detail is slightly better (the desaturation also helps to bring out some of the pools of water on the right)

The big impact of the colour change is of course, on the sky, and the feeling of the piece. The original emphasised the clouds as a contrasting vector element, which now look more like extension of the skyline. The sky also loses the brighter white patch of sky, which spoiled the tonal consistency... so in that sense, this is vastly improved, as your colour range is far less, and the overall image is easier to view.

My preference is this one, as it has the added realism, and a few technical benefits, but you do lose a lot of the effect from the original. Perhaps a selective combination of the two would give you the best of both?
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Well if their new system encourages more people to give thoughtful critiques such as this then I would consider it a success.

Thanks for your thoughts, I can see what you mean about the thumbnail - given the way that this site works a lot of people may not look at the photo is the thumb is not really inviting. I will try a bit more saturation and see if I can find a happy medium between the two attempts I have had so far. Looking at it now, I don't think that this will print as well as the other version. I have sold a few prints of this shot now and everyone who see's them is nothing short of amazed. Stay tuned, I'll post another version when I get around to it.
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Feonix-Lancaster Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
I agree, the system should be beneficial, however, it art should be free. I have always believed that even professional art should be free to look at, which is why I love this site. Alas, the infernal watermark plagues me... but true art, the expression of the soul... you can't put a price on that.

Buying art, that's a different story. It then becomes your possession... yours to own, yours to claim and display yourself.


Would you look at that, I've got side-tracked again. Nothing new there I guess. If you selectively merge them, I'm thinking some simple masking might do the trick, you should have the great detail, with the great sky. I trust your artistic direction and knowledge to be able produce something as good as, if not better than, the two previous renditions.
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robertvine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Well given how much it costs to be a DA member it's practically free and I can't blame them for charging, hosting a site of this size can't be cheap. Anyway, I have put another version up which I like a lot better.
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Feonix-Lancaster Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Considering the amount of traffic this site receives, and the ad revenue that that would generate, it surprises me that they charge anything at all.

Subscriptions create an exclusive club, "entitled" to "all DeviantART has to offer"... can I ask why that should be denied to those unwilling to contribute financially? From my observations, many of those on here are running on extremely tight budgets, and struggling to scrape together funds for their art, let alone a subscription. Thankfully, there are those generous to donate subscriptions... which I shall not comment on, having no experience with such matters. And again, I probably have no place to say any of this, as simply another member... one of over one hundred million. My views are insignificant.
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