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7/10 The bottom could do with lighting up , maybe try a exposure blending in photoshop?

Nothing Special just testing few things still really new to the whole DSLR Thingy .

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7/10 The bottom could do with lighting up , maybe try a exposure blending in photoshop?

Nothing Special just testing few things still really new to the whole DSLR Thingy .
I've pushed down the shadows to give contrast to the image. Exposure blending simply results in "flat" images that look quite artificial losing all concept of mood. The whole point of the photo is a spiralling down into darkness. The bottom is dark with gradual lighting as you go up from the spiral. Would you suggest an even brigthness to this image? BTW, without being rude its a little difficult defending my photo of the vatican stairs in Rome to someone that just posted a photo of a lens cap.
Edited by sti_boy - 4/4/09 at 10:51am
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I've pushed down the shadows to give contrast to the image. Exposure blending simply results in "flat" images that look quite artificial losing all concept of mood. The whole point of the photo is a spiralling down into darkness. The bottom is dark with gradual lighting as you go up from the spiral. Would you suggest an even brigthness to this image? BTW, without being rude its a little difficult defending my photo of the vatican stairs in Rome to someone that just posted a photo of a lens cap.
Knowing what to look for is important when judging a photograph (that's how we learn), but I firmly believe that anyone can judge a photograph. There are no real absolutes in critiquing a photograph; it's all a matter of opinion whether or not the opinion is an experienced one or not. Afterall, that's the real acid test for art of any kind, otherwise it becomes elitist and esoteric.

And I agree partially with what Bentley says. I don't think an exposure blend or HDR is called for at all, I love the depth of the shadows in the shot, but I do agree that the bottom railing could do with a soft fill flash or even the fill light tool in PS. One quarter of the photograph, at the bottom, is dark and throws the whole shot off balance, much like having too much empty blue sky in a landscape. But that's just my opinion and I understand your intent. It is a fantastic shot, is this in the Vatican Apartments? I've been to the Vatican but can't seem to remember these stairs.

And for Bentley's shot, I agree, it's just a lens cap. 5/10


Edited by GoneTomorrow - 4/4/09 at 12:32pm
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9/10

wish i had a macro lens when i was taking this

Edited by spice003 - 4/4/09 at 12:55pm
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6/10 you could crop it to make it better It wont be like a macro shot but it also wont have so much open empty space.

Im running out of images so throwing this crap one up =()
    
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3/10 the shadow on the left completely kills it.

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6/10 you could crop it to make it better It wont be like a macro shot but it also wont have so much open empty space.

Im running out of images so throwing this crap one up =()
yeah you can crop that one too, you have way to much open space you can crop it, when you take pics, i like the way its is. like i said in previous post, if i had a macro lens there wouldn't be so much open space.


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yeah you can crop that one too, you have way to much open space you can crop it, when you take pics, i like the way its is. like i said in previous post, if i had a macro lens there wouldn't be so much open space.
ahh im not going to bother i hate that image skip my pic rate above me, im out
    
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7/10 I like the subject, cars are fun to photograph. I'd crop about 5% from top and bottom and make sure it is exposed properly with curves, though it might so I'd push the whole thing up a bit and clip the highlights a touch, plus add a little more of an S for a touch more contrast, and possibly add a little bit more saturation. Nice pic.
LL
Edited by USlatin - 4/4/09 at 3:08pm
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8/10 i'm confused

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