NOW YOU SEE IT…NOW YOU DON’T – Photography Tip #17
I know you’re probably getting a bit weary of this image, but this discussion has been of tremendous interest to me – and possibly to many of you, as well. First, I want to express my gratefulness for your comments and suggestions regarding the outcome of this landscape. You have honestly caused me to think in ways I hadn’t before.
Many of you believe the image is best as it is originally presented – with the raindrops, and I agree with that because I do feel like it presents itself in a unique – but, very real way. Others felt I should edit the raindrops out, and I must say there are times that I agree with that side of the discussion, too! How’s that for straddling the fence? 🙂
But now that you can see both versions, some of you may actually change your mind. So I thought, lets put it to a vote. That way everyone can express their preference without feeling any pressure one way or the other. The votes are not tracked, which means even I have no way of knowing who preferred the original version and who would rather see the image edited.
I do recognize this image requires further editing – even the raindrop edit was completed quickly and needs a bit of refining. And, I do need to address the fringing issue and would welcome any solutions you may know for that process. But for the purpose of voting, let’s only consider the editing with the raindrops. Which image do you prefer? You will need to click to enlarge the image to make your decision.
And for those who may be interested, I used the Healing Tool in Photoshop Elements 8 to remove the streaks. It was quite simple, as explained by Bob Zeller in his comments to me from the previous post.
- Open the image in Photoshop Elements 8
- Click on the Zoom Tool, which appears as a magnifying glass in the panel to the left of the image to enlarge the image
- Click on the Healing Tool, which appears as a band-aid in the side panel to the left of the image
- Your cursor becomes a circle which you now trace over the streak with your mouse depressed (I have a MAC version, so the PC mouse function may be different – possibly a left click)
- Voila! You’re streak is blended into the existing sky
I would encourage you to read all the comments from the past two days. They were all great! Especially Steve, who like many of you, pointed out the “Bodacious” fringing!! 🙂 I had to smile when I read his terminology!
Now, it’s time to vote.
WAIT!!! DON’T LEAVE YET!!! It only takes a second and requires no information – just a fast click in the box next to your preference followed by a fast click on the vote button!