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E.S. Crawford Jan 13, 2006 7:08 PM

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soft focus...

E.S. Crawford Jan 13, 2006 7:09 PM

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...or not?

Hards80 Jan 13, 2006 8:10 PM

i really like this shot.. i can tell you spent alot of time contemplating the composition and exposure, and it paid off.. as you have an interesting composition that is made better by a good mono presentation..

i actually think both the soft and the sharp have their own merits.. but i think the mood is set better with the softfocus shot..

nice job ESC

-dustin

E.S. Crawford Jan 13, 2006 8:30 PM

thanks, dustin.

i needed that.

i'm pulling my hair out with the dismal weather we've had lately, but it seems that there

has at least been some redeeming qualities to it.


thanks again


scot

thatsanicepicture2 Jan 13, 2006 8:38 PM

E.S. Crawford wrote:
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thanks, dustin.

i needed that.

i'm pulling my hair out with the dismal weather we've had lately, but it seems that there

has at least been some redeeming qualities to it.


thanks again


scot
YES... You learned there are things to photograph other then "Sunsets"

I like the soft... Moody... B&W... Very nice.

What size are the originals? I hope they're big enough for prints. I really think you
should try a do a few competitions... Just don't drown them in "Sunsets" Because of you i have keep my sun glasses by the computer.

dale

E.S. Crawford Jan 13, 2006 8:59 PM

uh...gee... thanks dale. ( i think? )

no, you are right about the, ahh ...uh... sunsets...

you are not the only one to point out my enfatuation with the setting of that

most wonderful, warmth giving, absolutely beautiful, gorgeous.... uh..

crap! there i go again.

well, my momma sais there real pretty!

.



squirl033 Jan 13, 2006 11:04 PM

i definitely prefer the soft version... imparts a sort of misty, surreal feeling to it. this might not have been my choice of subject matter, but it does capture a sense of gloom and dreariness which the soft focus seems to enhance...

julies517 Jan 14, 2006 1:47 AM

i like both of these, i think i prefer the in focus one slightly more though. your sunsets have been lovely, nice to see some expansion though (maybe someday i'll post something other than a flower photo...nah.) the real questions to be asked here are- "did you have to get in the water to get this shot?" and "was there a pub near by?" ;)

Hards80 Jan 14, 2006 9:56 AM

yea... the sharp one was "before pub"... the soft one was "after pub" :blah:

peripatetic Jan 15, 2006 4:07 AM

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I like the soft focus much better, the strength of the image is in the composition, shape, contrast.

That means it's kinda fun to play with the photoshop filters.

I don't think this is any better than the original, but I liked it.


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