Old 02-18-2009, 11:55 PM   #1
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Ok, I have this picture that I am really excited about because it is completely different for me but I'm hesitant to post it because of there not being enough sun. I'm not even sure if it is a "common composition". I've been looking and looking and I'm at a loss. Opinions would be wonderful, thank you. Should I just put it away?

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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Opinions would be wonderful, thank you. Should I just put it away?

Well it's backlit, sky's washed out and poor cropping (can't see much of the foreground unit). On the other hand if it was HDR, looked like a painting with watercolor balloons in the sky, it would make a PC award.
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On the other hand if it was HDR, looked like a painting with watercolor balloons in the sky, it would make a PC award.
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Well it's backlit, sky's washed out and poor cropping (can't see much of the foreground unit). On the other hand if it was HDR, looked like a painting with watercolor balloons in the sky, it would make a PC award.
I have this one too but I'm not so sure it's much better....
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I have this one too but I'm not so sure it's much better....
Looks somewhat HDRey, it should get an ever so elusive EP.
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I have this one too but I'm not so sure it's much better....
I think they'll still reject it on backlit/nose too dark, and that switch machine cabinet is to distracting. Sorry Jen
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I'd let it go...bad lighting and a blown out sky...
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I'm really sorry but I have no clue what HDR and EC mean....lol! It could be something to do with my processing........Sorry!!!! lolll

But I'm thinking it's a "put it away" unfortunately.
Thanks for the opinions though...I have a different photo that can use an opinion while I'm at it though! lol
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I have this one too but I'm not so sure it's much better....
Poor lighting. Poor image quality. Distracting foreground objects. Blurry.

I see what you were trying to do there, but the lighting just isn't the best. Plus, it might have worked out a little better had you taken a few steps to the left to avoid the foreground obstruction in front of the loco.

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I'm really sorry but I have no clue what HDR and EC mean....lol! It could be something to do with my processing........Sorry!!!! lolll

But I'm thinking it's a "put it away" unfortunately.
HDR = High Dynamic Range
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Looks somewhat HDRey, it should get an ever so elusive EC.
Steven your crackin' me up, I think that other thread on HDR rose my BP at least 30+ points.
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Sorry, made an edit up there but not soon enough! You guys are QUICK! lol
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Steven your crackin' me up, I think that other thread on HDR rose my BP at least 30+ points.
It's okay mine went up too, after of course eating that Big Mac for lunch.
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I have a different photo that can use an opinion while I'm at it though! lol

Jen, do you smoke? If so, chuck your smoke on those weed's, there way to distracting.
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Jen, do you smoke? If so, chuck your smoke on those weed's, there way to distracting.
LOL! Noooooo. Can't stand the stuff. Sorry. Dang I can't win today can I? Oh well. Guess I will just have to wait for a nice sunny day again and I don't think that will be anytime soon unfortunately.
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A suggestion on the original shot - you've got a whole hill's worth of VERY western pennsylvania houses, why not tele in and use that as your background? Gives you that "sense of place" that we all strive for in our pictures, and it'll make the image a little more interesting. Just a thought.
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A suggestion on the original shot - you've got a whole hill's worth of VERY western pennsylvania houses, why not tele in and use that as your background? Gives you that "sense of place" that we all strive for in our pictures, and it'll make the image a little more interesting. Just a thought.
Excellent suggestion, Lou.
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Using the shadow/highlight in PS much?
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No, I actually didn't. I think I just made the mistake of trying the auto fix/correct tool to get a quick process for opinions. I don't normally process like that. Trust me, I won't be using it again.
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