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Aumma45 Oct 22, 2005 2:43 AM

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Folks, tried my hand at framing. Now don't say this failed.:blah:

DomCotton Oct 22, 2005 6:45 AM

Hi,

Not sure if you spotted my dislike at frames from a previous post but...

The few frames that I have seen that I do like have been of this nature. I am not a fan of the drop shadow and other such effects. However I think the white makes the sky look even more wishy washy - I think maybe a carefully selected brown framemay compliment the colours in the image better. Maybe worth a try?

Dom

Aumma45 Oct 22, 2005 8:58 AM

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Hi Dom,

I think I saw what you meant which made a lot of sense. I have tried to do something ealse here I hope it looks much better. Thanks for looking, in that way we learn from each other.

Kind regards.

Patrick.

DomCotton Oct 22, 2005 10:15 AM

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Hi,

I dont really like those frame "effects" - not really what I was thinking...

I have added a simple green frame - just a few pixels wide, i used the eyedropper to pick a nice green from the image (I tried brown it just didnt do it). However still not too sure after looking at it once again so I fixed the levels and added a sky from one of my shots - what do you think now?

Dom

Edit: After posting and looking again I think i may even like your white border better!


rjseeney Oct 22, 2005 10:18 AM

I'm not sure that the new frame is any better. I think the image has a few issues that is making the framing difficult.Exposure is not great. It won't be easy to get a proper exposure due to the wide difference between the shadows under the bridge and the sunlit foreground and background.The focus is also a little off. Because the image lacks contrast, I think finding a frame to compliment it will be difficult. Did you sample the new color from the image??

julies517 Oct 22, 2005 10:18 AM

i definitely like a color frame around this one to help set the boundaries of the photo. i really like the red frame better but i suppose that is just a matter of personal taste :).

Hards80 Oct 22, 2005 6:57 PM

i rather like frames.. seperates the image from the forum... do a little search on the internet, you should be able to find some framing programs quite easily..

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dustin

www.hardwickphotos.com

Aumma45 Oct 23, 2005 1:06 AM

Folks, thanks for the comments. When I said I was framing this photo, it was not so much about theboundaries at the edge of the photo, although that seems to have become the point of interest from which I must admit I have learnt quite a lot. I was more interested in framing in the actual photo. I know the photo is not great but for me practicing these things as Dustin has offten suggested to me is very important. I was trying framing through the leaves. Did it work?

Thanks DomCotton and reseeney for the insightful comments. Julies517, you always make me feel I am making progress and Dustin is my ever faithful tutor.

Kind regards.

Widowmaker Oct 23, 2005 7:45 AM

Yes I think using the foliage to frame the shot was a good idea but I think in order for it to come across well the rest of the issues would need to be corrected. I think the problems are overpowering your intentions.

Aumma45 Oct 23, 2005 2:37 PM

Thanks windowmaker that is what I was looking for. It is a learning process. thanks for looking.


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