Old 01-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Is this too artsy rather than PEQ? I thought it was quite Ok but I've been wrong, many times, before.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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I like it as an artsy detail shot, but I'm going to bet it'll get PEQ'd.
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It has a strong chance of getting in. Well executed and processed. This is the type of stuff I'd like to see more of here at the best of the net.

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It has a strong chance of getting in. Well executed and processed. This is the type of stuff I'd like to see more of here at the best of the net.

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:32 PM   #5
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Sorry guys, I should have been more clear. It already got the PEQ. I had a hard time copying the file over so I took it off my hard drive.

Thanks for the positive comments. I thought the smoothness of the rail and chain contrasted realistically, the 100 year old + iron in the rest of the shot. I don't think there's anything I could do to make this one work without compromising the shot.
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I'm with Loyd and Ben in that it's a shot that should get in, I just don't think it will. (And as you said, it already got the dreaded PEQ.)
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Yea not all is lost yet I for one like high contrast but maybe over the top for them and if you have a bit wider shot that shows more to the front would help to.
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Yea not all is lost yet I for one like high contrast but maybe over the top for them and if you have a bit wider shot that shows more to the front would help to.
Unfortunately no. In the past I was attempting to crop in frame. Would be better not to when possible. Gives you more options when you really need it.
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If you haven't already done so, appeal. Very nice photo. I'm thinking about buying a print off of you!

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It has a strong chance of getting in. Well executed and processed. This is the type of stuff I'd like to see more of here at the best of the net.

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I agree. I think it's an excellent photo.
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Yea not all is lost yet I for one like high contrast but maybe over the top for them and if you have a bit wider shot that shows more to the front would help to.
Thanks to all for the positive comments on this shot, and yea, not all is lost yet. On the suggestion of Mr. Milwman I went back into the system and found an untouched version of the original shot. It shows a bit more to the front, and while I personally prefer the PEQ version, this exercise gave me the opportunity to play around with levels and channel mixers and so on.

Do you think it has a chance at this point or what would you suggest to make it work? Thanks again - Joe
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Looks like we got accepted on appeal. I say "we" because I would not have bothered had it not been for your advice and positive comments.

I can only hope that you don't like the improved version better. I'm kind of getting attached to it myself. It's attached here, again, in any case. I'm interested in what you think of it and how it might be improved.

Once again - thank you gentlemen!!!
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Looks like we got accepted on appeal. I say "we" because I would not have bothered had it not been for your advice and positive comments.

I can only hope that you don't like the improved version better. I'm kind of getting attached to it myself. It's attached here, again, in any case. I'm interested in what you think of it and how it might be improved.

Once again - thank you gentlemen!!!
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The image you attached to this post is the old / original shot hat actually made it on. The other which is posted from my hard drive is the new version that I worked on based on your suggestions. You can see it in the last post.

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I see that now. I kind of like something in between the two. Last ones a bit flat but just me.
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I see that now. I kind of like something in between the two. Last ones a bit flat but just me.
Yea - It's pretty much a dead issue now but I will work on the flat one and use it elsewhere. I did hear from a fella whose Grandfather and great uncle both worked on this unit way back when. That was quite interesting and I'm looking forward to getting more info on that.

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The accepted has an "artsy" style high-contrast high-texture approach, which I would have though RP would reject as overprocessed. Given the nature of the shot, I prefer that to the basic processing as in the attached. I also like the view on the accepted, a wee bit more from the side, which works better for me. I don't care for how tight the accepted is on the left, although the attached is much too loose, I don't like the empty darkness upper left nor the patch of strong light lower left.
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The accepted has an "artsy" style high-contrast high-texture approach, which I would have though RP would reject as overprocessed. Given the nature of the shot, I prefer that to the basic processing as in the attached. I also like the view on the accepted, a wee bit more from the side, which works better for me. I don't care for how tight the accepted is on the left, although the attached is much too loose, I don't like the empty darkness upper left nor the patch of strong light lower left.
I agree, and as milwman has commented, he prefers something somewhere in between the two. I agree with that also. After I won the appeal on the first shot, I knew that any suggestions for improvement on the second version, that I hoped would be accepted, would be at least for the moment, a waste of time, and I was a little disappointed. In retrospect, I should have waited, and maybe the second version would have been a real block buster. Too many choices in post editing?

As for the composition of the initial shot, I like it, and the high contrast. Back to too many choices in post editing? I guess we'll go with this one for now but ....

Thanks for your input - Joe
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I need a bowling ball dude.

Can you spot me one?

Bowling is not as popular on this side of the Earth.
One of the most difficult forms of communication which can easily be misunderstood, and most times misread and found insulting for no other reason than a lack of being able to be face to face, is this type of communication. I don't bowl either so why don't you just get to the point.
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One of the most difficult forms of communication which can easily be misunderstood, and most times misread and found insulting for no other reason than a lack of being able to be face to face, is this type of communication. I don't bowl either so why don't you just get to the point.
He is cracking a joke to me but why on this page I don't know, Don't worry about him.
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I need a bowling ball dude.

Can you spot me one?

Bowling is not as popular on this side of the Earth.
No Gave that up my ex got my ball!
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No Gave that up my ex got my ball!
Ouch! Hope you still have possession of the other one!
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Ouch! Hope you still have possession of the other one!
No, he gave her the one with the holes in it.

And just an off topic question - why would your X get your bowling ball, are they custom like eye glasses?

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