Monday, April 24, 2006

People in Crowds

at a meeting point at the end of the marathon. There was a lady in the foreground all blurred. Very difficult to stop them walking past. I cloned her out. She was even covering up the people and the bottom of the left hand windows in the mansion underneath the London Eye. I didn't bother with any layering as I was trying to rush it I guess but I was so happy to find a new tool behind the healing brush called the patch tool. It was new to me and I just selected where I wanted it changed and you could slide along and the r/h windows came just in the right position. Magic really!!

6 comments:

moo said...

It is actually not very satisfying trying to take shots on these occasions as I was rushing taking pictures so that I did not lose track of how far I had got behind everyone else. It would be interesting to go up there on my own without any pressure. Also it was much easier last year when Ali ran on a lovely sunny day.
This year I upped the ISO to 640 and I still got some dark shots and very grainy. I used to think that all my shots where I had used a higher ISO were grainy. But after experimenting I actually find it is only when they are still too dark that they look grainy. If I can get the right exposure it is not so bad.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A wonderful picture! I love the crowds and the background. I wish I could ahve seen this--how exciting! Too bad about the weather but it is really a nice shot!

Yes, I too have discovered that a higher ISO works fairly well if it is not dark.

I didn't know about the patch tool and don't really know how to use the healing brush either.

moo said...

The healing brush works more or less like the clone but it is kinder and blends more.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sounds like something I need to learn about!!!! XOXOXO

valerie said...

what is this huge building in the background Kate? An old castle? Lots of english brollies? healing brush, I need...

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