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Old Jun 10, 2004, 5:18 AM   #1
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Hi Heres 2 shots i took on a recent holiday to new york. Not sure which crop i like most or if i should keep the flag in colour....any comments welcome...eager to learn...Darren
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 5:20 AM   #2
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heres the other one
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 5:27 AM   #3
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I think I prefer the first. I'm not keen on the way the second one ends on the right. The building is cut in half. On the first it ends in a dark archway.
I love it. The mute colours except for the flag. The combination of old and new. The way the skyscraper ends in a fade emphasizing height.

But no pictures of green beer? Come one! We all know that is what a New York St Patrick's Day is all about. :lol:
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 5:32 AM   #4
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Tend to agree with ferny, the added impact of the doorway on the right seems to provide additional oomph to the shot - technical term for it makes it look better.
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 5:36 AM   #5
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it was the new & old contrast that caught my eyetoo ferny.....Thanks guys much appreciated....
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 6:36 AM   #6
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I likeNo1 as well, nice one. :-)
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 1:41 AM   #7
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Nice! I like how they emphasize the verticality in the architecture.

The color flag effect is cool, too. I've done that a few times. How do you do it? I get the effect by desaturating the whole image and then using the history brush to return the flag to color.
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 6:11 AM   #8
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hi mate. i added another layer then desaturated to b&w then click on "add layer mask" icon on the layer toolbar then with a black paint brush selected paint over the flag use a low flow rate at the edges. white paint brush will reverse the effect. Hope this helps..........Darren
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