Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Biweekly Shoot Out

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 27, 2004, 7:45 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
photosbyvito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,710
Default

i had this shot, to which i will post the original if you want me to, and decided to play in photoshop with it.....it was for the most part a silhouette already, i just wanted to make it a full silhouette....i cut the branches and the two eagles out of the bg layer, and sharpened it....at a high radius and a decently high percentage...then i blurred the background so that it wasn't noisy...enjoy

Vito
Attached Images
 
photosbyvito is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 27, 2004, 8:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
monkey143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,131
Default

This is so smooth and lovely, mon frere! Nice graduated background and great work on the silhouette. I'm wondering, though, what's at the V in the tree that would be there if it weren't cropped (prematurely in my mind). I'd like to see more of this great photo. But since you didn't mentioning cropping it, the world may never know... Nice silhouette! :-)
monkey143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2004, 10:11 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
photosbyvito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,710
Default

thanks i'm glad you like it....but..which V? lol...i see a bunch...

and yes....i did crop it..it was in the "landscape" format....and i cropped the middle portion to the same ratio (4:3 i think)

thanks for your post

Vito


btw.....those are two bald eagles it was debated that they might be ospreys...which have been seen here too, but these were bigger(as far as i could tell) and had white tails....

and, i hope i'm not giving myself too muchcredit...lol....but i think this is a good example of how you can take a picture of a bird from far away, and still have it interesting....even without the amazing details...this is definetely not the greatest example...i'd say aladyforty's shot....the cormorant is a great example...it's not full frame, but the lighting and composition make it great....


photosbyvito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2004, 11:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
discodudette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,420
Default

Great shot, vito.

It's very interesting, I love it.
discodudette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28, 2004, 8:29 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,652
Default

Vito, see what happens if you remove that tiny tip of a branch that pokes up from the bottom.
bcoultry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28, 2004, 9:58 AM   #6
kex
Senior Member
 
kex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,022
Default

Nice shot vito!
The background looks like you've taken the photo in the morning?

I asked myself how it would look with some warm background colours.
Hope you don't mind! I really like the blue version very much!
Attached Images
 
kex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28, 2004, 10:00 AM   #7
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Nice shot Vito and I also enjoy Kex revision.......
  Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28, 2004, 11:09 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
monkey143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,131
Default

photosbyvito wrote:
Quote:
thanks i'm glad you like it....but..which V? lol...i see a bunch...


It looks to me like the branches and tree at the bottom are cut off prematurely. Barb's suggestion to remove strays might help, too. I really like this shot but there are those distractions for me (I'm easily distracted!) :-)
monkey143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28, 2004, 5:02 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
photosbyvito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,710
Default

ok....will do, i'll be back tonight,

nicely done kex and you're right...it was morning....

thanks for the tips on the branches...i'll try that..

Vito
photosbyvito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28, 2004, 7:43 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
monkey143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,131
Default

I had to come back and look at this again (sign of a good shot, right?) and while I like the yellow gradient of kex, I really do like the blue. And your silhouette has such a nice line in the twigs. Your eagles are placed just-so. While I think the random twigsor lack of union in them at the bottom are distracting, I think I made too quick a summation of your photo. The more I look at it, the more I like it. You did a really nice job. I hope you do decide to try some of the suggestions here but even if you don't, it's a shot to be proud of. :-)
monkey143 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 AM.