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buddhasghost Apr 30, 2006 5:18 PM

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I really appreciate the feedback board members provide. it helps us all become better at what we strive for; those ever elusive perfect shots. :-)

Mabye one day I'll get one. :lol:










JunixRose Apr 30, 2006 10:50 PM

I quite like this shot. The color on the statue is rather odd though. Have you considered trying this with the statue in a nice bronzed sepia or bright grayscale while keeping the rest in color? Something about the coloring on the stone seems odd to me.

buddhasghost Apr 30, 2006 10:57 PM

JunixRose wrote:
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I quite like this shot. The color on the statue is rather odd though. Have you considered trying this with the statue in a nice bronzed sepia or bright grayscale while keeping the rest in color? Something about the coloring on the stone seems odd to me.

The angel had that coloration in real life, but the more I look at it the more distracting it does become.

buddhasghost Apr 30, 2006 11:04 PM

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Here is my color edited result. Better, worse?





wrestlinboy Apr 30, 2006 11:56 PM

I really like the first pic. the thing that I think that is tough though is the brightness and sharpness of the background that it causes the statue to be overshadowed, if that makes sense. If there is a way to dull the background and make the statue stand out ,that would be really good.



peripatetic May 1, 2006 12:34 AM

Statues are hard to photograph well.

I guess you need to decide whether you're photographing an object or a pseudo-person. If the former I would prefer to see a wider angle to give more context in general. On the other hand if it's like a portrait with a person made of stone then I think normal portrait rules apply.

In this particular shot the eyeline leads out of the frame to the left. So it seems that there is a lot of empty space to the right which isn't doing anything. Worth trying a crop? Also I think that that is where there is the worst high-contrast stuff through the trees which is quite distracting.

Yazzy May 1, 2006 12:57 AM

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Had a go!!!

buddhasghost May 1, 2006 12:59 AM

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Had a go!!!
Like your edit! :cool:





Yazzy May 1, 2006 1:06 AM

Thanks btw. i really like th epic... having it all in focus made it easy to edit... good subject to manipulate colours on etc. Reminds me of my nans garden... she has all these little terra-cotta angels... with moss and things growing on them...

Reanimator May 1, 2006 5:58 AM

when i saw first pic i thought it would look best with shallow depth of field to bring focus in on the statue, and seeing the edit i was right, looks way way better


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