A light at the end of the tunnel

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Amelia Royan on January 6, 2009

There is a little private forum going on here. :)

I have read about holding the camera pointing to the lightest part first, with the shutter half way down, then taking the shot, but that was after I took this. I should have taken you with me Tomas.

Anyway - we still have light at the end of the tunnel, and Marilyn knows that it is possible to right click using a Mac. All's well that ends well. Thank you both.

Greetings, Amelia

T NL on January 6, 2009

Maybe next time, it looks like a very nice place. :)

I just thought of a different way of improving this one, I'll try that out now.

Greets, Tomas

Amelia Royan on January 6, 2009

Hello Tomas again! Billy altered one of my shots not so long ago, I have a tendency to tilt left. He posted it back on my site and it's still there. He's tilted the whole photo but left it in a rectangular box. :)

I think all of you are so clever. I still can't post a shot up to the NPC. One day though ....

Greetings, Amelia

T NL on January 6, 2009

It's just a matter of experience and learning from one's mistakes Amelia.

Anyway, back to this shot.

The third shot in this series definitely has the best colours and contrast but compared to this one I feel it lacks a bit of depth - probably due to the absence of the end of the tunnel and the duck.

So, the two should be combined! Therefore I cropped this one and then did shadow/highlight and contrast adjustments to get the colours right (and as always I couldn't resist to up the saturation a bit to make it look more fancy ;)). Here it is, I hope you like it!

Greets, Tomas

PS I'll try to help you with posting on the forum later! :)

Nick Weall on January 7, 2009


Amelia Royan on January 7, 2009

Good morning Nick, Nice day so far at work? Aren't some people clever? :) I could, if I was that clever, alter all my photos so that they were perfect. No such luck, and it would take 100's of years, :)

Nick Weall on January 7, 2009

Do take a look at Nikon's web site Amelia ~ you ought to be able to download a free two month trial version of NX2. Then you need to think about whether or not to shoot in RAW as well a jpeg (In RAW you have more opportunities for later editing especially with exposure)

It is all a bit terrifying to start with, but one you get into it ~ the basics are very easy.

Here at work minus 2 degrees and lots to do. All the best to you and I'm glad it has all worked out for you. :)

Amelia Royan on January 7, 2009

NX2 .... RAW ...... ??????

I am a mere mortal Nick. It's freezing here as well, we've had it down to -9C according to my outside thermometer. But then Shropshire is often the coldest county in England. I remember in 1981 ..... but that's another story.

Best, Amelia

Lukasz J. on January 9, 2009

Great idea for a photo. Sorry Amelia but I've read all the comments, and to be honest wit You the best photo editing software for a beginer is Paint Shop Pro it's simple but powerful tool. Check fo trial on Corel website.

Amelia Royan on January 21, 2009

Dyniek, I somehow missed your comment, and for that I'm sorry. Thanks for the comment and advice. Too many conflicting ideas, but I've seen Paint Shop Pro, and the word beginner strikes a chord. I might have a look. ;-)

Cheers, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 21, 2009

Thanks for this great comment John, and I look forward to the link. And I know how to do it. It took me about 48 hours, and literally people from all over the world to get it into my thick skull. So here goes:

You need to put the link word, e.g. 'here' in square parentheis, []

Followed immediately with no space, an open bracket (

Then copy and paste the Photo identity

Then close the bracket ).

Then just carry on the conversation if you want to say anything else.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 21, 2009

And never feel the need to be restricted by non-GE shots John. They are the ones that let your personality shine through.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 21, 2009

I'm pretty new as well John, you have taken a much shorter time to be recognised. I look forward to your non GE images all the same.

And for goodness sake do not map the orchids. You sound like a man after my own heart. :)

Art Anderson on February 12, 2009

Amelia, When Nick mentioned "Amazing to me it looks like some sort of warp tunnel to another world" about your shell photograph, I immediately was able to see exactly what he meant. The shell fools the eye if you allow it to and become like the opening to a tunnel going down and to the left rather than a shell raised up above the background. This photo of the light at the end of a tunnel also has that fool the eye property and would look great exhibited right next to your shell photo. You amaze me more and more every day. -Art

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  • Uploaded on January 5, 2009
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/01/05 11:42:50
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO280
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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