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Old Jun 26, 2009, 9:34 PM   #1
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My first assignment working for Main Street Winter Haven.
They want to use this photo for a publication and wanted to know if I could clean it up a little. this is just a practice copy of a low res jpeg, I'll be shooting my own shot in raw for the final piece but, this is easier to work with for now. I need some C&C on this one before submitting it. all suggestions welcome.


Here's the shot they gave me to work from...


here's what I've come up with so far...
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Well done with what you have done, I don't know what they want but maybe take the cars, people and rubbish bin out and just leave the building, lights and trees.

Here is my quick try -

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Hi GW,

Not sure what your restrictions are, but do you have a wide angle lens and you could get down in the street and take a shot upwards from the center front. That way the obtrusive street light wouldn't be in the way.

Just a thought. Although, I do like what you've done with this one so far.

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Nice image of the corner! The sharpness and color saturation really works well.
I was intrigued though by the PP replacement of the traffic light (Image 1) with the street light (Image 2). Are you given the artistic latitude to change the landscape (so-to-speak)? Rodney's cloning out of the people works technically, however, IMHO it makes the street corner look "lonely".

Rodney, I'd like to know your PP technique to clone out people so well. I'd like to try it on some of my Wahsington DC images to clone out them dang tourists
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i like what you have done to the picture, i may be wrong because nobodys mentioned it, but to me it looks like it needs rotating about 1/2 a degree counter clockwise to straighten it up.
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GW. I like what you and Rodney both have done. I'm assuming you replaced the traffic signage pole with a second light because the pole was at a position it was hard to get a natural cloning on the sharp edge where the buildings meet. Depending on what the client wants, it may be desirable to leave the people and the cars in the photo, particularly if they are wanting to show the corner as an essential part of a living downtown area. Rodney has done an excellent job of removing the people, but I have a little problem with the removal of the grey pickup truck at the left. His fill makes the storefront look boarded up. It may very well be, but it is not the type of message a Main Street project would want to convey.

Overall, though, very nice work by both of you.

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The fix of the cafe sign in great. If the image at top was the only source material for the cloning the this is truly a well cloned image. Again, great job!
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Very good job of clonning out the traffic lights A relief for the drivers, as well as the observers imo Rodney performed like David Copperfield actually : ) Yet I too think the town needs some life, especially people. Thus I'd only clone out the car on the right, which, I think, might be more distracting than complimenting. I also think you might like to benefit the three dimensional feel of hdr for architectural pictures, which is also good for the sky.
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Well done with what you have done, I don't know what they want but maybe take the cars, people and rubbish bin out and just leave the building, lights and trees.

Here is my quick try -

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Well done Rod,
The only problem is they really wanted the people and cars for a more active downtown look. The purpose of the photos are two fold, 1. to show off the refurbished buildings and 2. to show an increase in activity in the downtown area. Sorry, I should have been more clear but, I do appreciate your effort!
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Hi GW,

Not sure what your restrictions are, but do you have a wide angle lens and you could get down in the street and take a shot upwards from the center front. That way the obtrusive street light wouldn't be in the way.

Just a thought. Although, I do like what you've done with this one so far.

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Yes, that's my plan but, I have to get a wide angle lens, that's why I'm using this photo for practice, the widest I can go with any of my lenses is 28mm. I am definitely going to have to get a good wide lens for this job. I thinking real hard about the new Tamron DI SP 10-24mm
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