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Old Jan 31, 2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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Took this picture last summer, in Battle Creek, MI
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 1:16 PM   #2
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Classic shot. Two tiny comments, Wish the clock tower was a bit more visible but then again, I don't think they would have allowed you to trim that pesky tree. Also, the color saturation seems a tad off.

Most cameras especially DSLRs start off with the colors slightly under saturated allowing the user to boost it to their preference. Seems to be one way of assuring a market for photo editors. Although some camera brands tend to over saturate their shots e.g. Canon at times especially in their point and shoots.

I've taken identical shots with different cameras of a green tree and the Canons look as if I added some green paint to the shots. The Minolta look as if I was skimping on the green.

Aloha and thanks for sharing.


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Old Jan 31, 2007, 1:31 PM   #3
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Here is the original just resized.

The one i submitted earlier was cropped, auto adjust color, level, contrast and sharpen x1

Then i resized it and did unsharp mask @ am85, rad1.0, thres4

In adobe PS 7.0

Then added border (in PSP7.0)

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Old Jan 31, 2007, 4:18 PM   #4
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Izzy,

your second versions looks much snappier.

Thanks for the effort.
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 4:44 PM   #5
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I think I prefer the second one, too...seems more real.
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 4:49 PM   #6
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I really like the second photo. Now, can you make a postcard out of it?

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Old Jan 31, 2007, 11:00 PM   #7
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Here it is, just cropped and added border and text.
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 11:13 PM   #8
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That's really nice!
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Old Feb 1, 2007, 12:40 AM   #9
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I like the final version, although I can not decide whether the tall white building on the left should be in or out. By leaving it in, it tells the viewer that the pretty scenery is not in the middle of nowhere, that there is more to be seen and the city isnot too far away. By taking it out, it gives the viewer the impression that the bridge is isolatedout somewhere, far from everything.In any case,nice job!
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