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Old Dec 24, 2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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I was out for a walk the other night and came home with this one. I didn't see the moon in the shot until I uploaded the photos on my computer. If I had moved to the right a bit and panned up a bit I would have had a better shot. So do I just crop the top and bottom, leave it as it is or scrap it. The problem is.... Ilike it for some reason. Why is that?


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Old Dec 24, 2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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Nice try Gene T. I like the shot as it is. I say just leave alone. All the best for 2007.



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Old Dec 24, 2006, 8:26 PM   #3
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I hate it when that happens..... it's like if only I had noticed!!

However it is a great shot in it's own right although the moon is a little distracting. I have had a play around (as I like to do) and have two other options for you to see if you like something a little different. In both I have cropped the moon and also a little of the bottom as I don't think it is adding anything to your photo. The first I have boosted brightness, adjusted white balance and upped the saturation and the 2nd is a B/W version.
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Old Dec 25, 2006, 9:16 PM   #5
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Iagree, the moon is distracting, the crop makes sense. I think I prefer the color version however.
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Old Dec 26, 2006, 2:04 PM   #6
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If you like the moon you can always move it.
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Old Dec 26, 2006, 3:36 PM   #7
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Ha, that's great Bill. I didn't think of that!
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Old Dec 26, 2006, 3:39 PM   #8
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Wait a minuite, that moon looks like it came from somewhere else.
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Old Dec 26, 2006, 8:33 PM   #9
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I'm going to answer your Subject question: Do you salvage shots that could be better?

Yes, I do. I deliberately save sub-par shots as exercises in creativity. If it doesn't look cool at first, it forces me to play with alternate -- sometimes radical -- techniques to make it look cool! (By cracky!)

Of course, there are hopeless cases, but time and storage permitting, I play with most of my stuff -- even pond scum!

Hey, as long as you like a shot, you don't have to justify it. All you have to do is like it.

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Old Dec 26, 2006, 9:37 PM   #10
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yes i do occasionally.. makes me work for it. it still needs proper focus tho.

Critique on this image? personally, i see absolutely nothing to save... what is the subject of the image???? if you shoot in raw, why waste the space??

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