can anybody enhance the colour please?

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Hi clever photography people who have editing software!
I took these 5 snaps today and the colour's even more washed out than it was in real life. It's a sort of rainbow on the surface of the sea. Not sure I've ever seen one before.
Is anybody able/ willing to enhance them for me please?
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Thanks for looking.
 
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I can enhance them for you Wendy. What would you like, a fleet of sailing ships in the background, porpoises leaping from the water, herds of wildebeest on the foreshore? :LOL:
 
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I can enhance them for you Wendy. What would you like, a fleet of sailing ships in the background, porpoises leaping from the water, herds of wildebeest on the foreshore? :LOL:
porpoises or whales would do fine Rob thanks
or best doggy Holly sitting on a raft
 
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An interesting effect, but I`ve no idea what causes it.
Last year in Llandovery I saw a circular rainbow.
Where were the photos taken ?
 
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If you're using an iPhone or an iPad there's a brilliant free app called PS Express. Cut down version of photoshop. It's excellent.
 

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Once enhanced the pictures are no longer pure and realistic. Just as easy to create the effect from scratch
 

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I took this one of a beautiful rainbow yesterday... (y)












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But I forgot to take the lens cover off... :doh:

 
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Modern point and shot cameras do a pretty good job but depending on time of day, light levels and direction of sun light they may not reproduce exactly what you see with your eyes.
Do you not agree that enhancing and manipulating the image to what the eye saw is acceptable ??
 
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Where were the photos taken ?
Porthtowan, north coast of Cornwall, looking almost due west, maybe a little bit north of west
If you're using an iPhone or an iPad there's a brilliant free app called PS Express. Cut down version of photoshop. It's excellent.
just my 11 year old Canon G7
Once enhanced the pictures are no longer pure and realistic. Just as easy to create the effect from scratch
how, please?
also the photos don't show the scene as I saw it - I'm not looking for an 'effect' just to have some reminder of what my brain actually registered
 

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As most cameras use JPEG image compression software the image is already being electronically altered from that which entered the lens, so there's no way JPEGS can be seen as pure and unmodified. However they suit most peoples' purposes so who cares?

Photos were being enhanced in the darkroom by photographers long before digital technology arrived. Look closely at the old WW1 soldier portraits - a lot of them have been worked on with pencil to pick out fine details that the camera lost.

the photos don't show the scene as I saw it - I'm not looking for an 'effect' just to have some reminder of what my brain actually registered
Exactly. Although when I switched from my Fuji bridge camera to my Canon DSLR I started getting the images I actually saw through the viewfinder. Doesn't stop me enhancing them though :)
 
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Thanks @Jim , I appreciate your time on what's been a busy day for you.

I still don't know what this effect is called though, or how it happens - I assume there must have been spray although as you can see it looks quite calm and flat - does anybody know?
 
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Thanks @Jim , I appreciate your time on what's been a busy day for you.

I still don't know what this effect is called though, or how it happens - I assume there must have been spray although as you can see it looks quite calm and flat - does anybody know?
It's possible that it was caused by light shining through water which was evaporating in the unusually hot weather with the sea still being very cold. The sea is at its coldest (in most cases in April) and its warmest in October.
We've all seen spectacular sunsets and large pink moons rising only to appear to get smaller as it rises higher in the sky, you get all sorts of optical effects caused by moisture or air pollution. My thoughts anyway for what its worth(y)
 
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Anyone looking for photo editing software should consider using Gimp. As good as photoshop for most editing and free to download
 
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Anyone looking for photo editing software should consider using Gimp. As good as photoshop for most editing and free to download
I've heard Gimp being recommended before but there doesn't seem to be a good version for Android. There's an app called Gimp Inkscape but in the notes it says it isn't currently being updated. It also takes up 1Gb of space and can't be installed on an SD card, which my tablet doesn't have anyway, so I'll give it a miss, but for a PC I suspect it is good.
I just use the editing facilities on Google photos on my tablet when away and it seems to do a reasonable job. I may then play with the best images using Lightroom or Photoshop at home later.
 
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I've heard Gimp being recommended before but there doesn't seem to be a good version for Android. There's an app called Gimp Inkscape but in the notes it says it isn't currently being updated. It also takes up 1Gb of space and can't be installed on an SD card, which my tablet doesn't have anyway, so I'll give it a miss, but for a PC I suspect it is good.
I just use the editing facilities on Google photos on my tablet when away and it seems to do a reasonable job. I may then play with the best images using Lightroom or Photoshop at home later.
Has anyone else had google enhanced photos done automatically and sent to your phone, as far as I know I havnt asked for this or signed up for anything different but just lately after taking a photo with my phone I will get a message a while later to look at my new enhanced photo, not every one but just a random photo.
 

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Has anyone else had google enhanced photos done automatically and sent to your phone, as far as I know I havnt asked for this or signed up for anything different but just lately after taking a photo with my phone I will get a message a while later to look at my new enhanced photo, not every one but just a random photo.
Happens to me too, it will be hidden in their T&Cs that if you back up images to their system they can play with them. They've got into trouble in the past about this, something to do with images of someone's daughter who had died. It doesn't stop them - Google have zero interest in copyright. :)
 
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SNAPSEED is an excellent Android "Photoshop" tool. Very intuitive with some nice effects. I love it.

Good discussion about "reality" of photographs above. People can get very snobby about Photoshop without realising that every modern camera does a fair bit of "shopping", in the background, to produce every image.

I use Photoshop to make my images look like how I remember the event. I have no interest in how my Camera thinks I should remember it.
 
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Getting there....
Thanks @Jim , I appreciate your time on what's been a busy day for you.

I still don't know what this effect is called though, or how it happens - I assume there must have been spray although as you can see it looks quite calm and flat - does anybody know?
Hi,
Nice photos :)
Was the sun behind you when the photos were taken and perhaps some drizzle out to sea?
If so, I think what you photographed is the top of a rainbow.

The amount of a rainbow you see depends on the height of the Sun at the time.
A rainbow appears about 42 degrees in radius.

When the sun is on the horizon you will see a 'full height' rainbow. As the position of the sun is higher the less of the rainbow you see.
So when the sun is 42 degrees above the horizon you'll just see the top of the bow. If the sun is any higher and the bow won't be visible.

Here's an example -
https://68.media.tumblr.com/7599e339bba88c61bb24ef8ae8869a66/tumblr_inline_ntnifeAB7X1ss5nvo_1280.jpg
All the best.
Dave.
 
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I'm wondering if you maybe saw the very bottom of one of these? There are probably angles where you are maybe too close to see the rest?



 
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I'm wondering if you maybe saw the very bottom of one of these? There are probably angles where you are maybe too close to see the rest?
Your bands of colour are changing horizontally.
In CW'Hs photos the colours are changing vertically, indicating CWH was looking at just the very top section of a bow.
 
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