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Old Jan 13, 2010, 4:26 PM   #11
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I much prefer the uncropped pic. You could take off some of the top since we cant see Nelson anyway. But the bottom I would leave on. Crop out the couple if you must but they look ok there.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 5:22 AM   #12
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I really like the colors. Using your fiancee's as a monopod cracks me up!
Sorry wolverines, I completely overlooked your post

Well, thank you for your words - good to make you laugh

You can use your fiancee's head or shoulder's, depending on the height your fianceepod should be... of course this works with girlfriends or wifes too
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 5:25 AM   #13
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I much prefer the uncropped pic. You could take off some of the top since we cant see Nelson anyway. But the bottom I would leave on. Crop out the couple if you must but they look ok there.
Thanks for your suggestion Bynx - I too think the couple is not really distracting.

BTW, I found a few more shots from this square on which I did a little pp on yesterday (just some auto-adjustments and unsharp masking) - I'm gonna post them today in the evening.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 9:00 AM   #14
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I like the uncropped version a lot -- it's much more pleasing to look at. I like the pool surface and the empty space on the foreground right.

I would probably just crop the L-shaped structure on the far-right. [Edit:] I see you already did so on the cropped version.

I also wish the couple's feet were included.

Bynx, can you add feet just kidding!

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Old Jan 14, 2010, 9:03 AM   #15
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I like the first one better. The exposure is spot on!
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 2:12 PM   #16
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Mugmar and vvcarpio - thank you for commenting! I believe it's no problem for the great Bynx to add some nice feet to the couple

Talking 'bout Bynx - here are some more shots from Trafalgar Square I did that week in September and in summer 2007:

#1: This was on the right side of the square - the big chess game was part of the "Design Festival".

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#2: Another fountain with "The National Gallery" in the background.

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#3: The black figures in focus - I've tried my best to capture them

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#4: This one was on the next day - the weather wasn't really good during may stay.... I did a pseudo-HDR with DPHDR and played around with "Ultra-Contrast".

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#5: The National Gallery on the same day, same procedure with DPHDR.

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Old Jan 14, 2010, 2:33 PM   #17
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#6: One of the famous lions ran through DPHDR.

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#7: The last two are from my stay in August 2007 - the weather was perfect, the camera was the same Here we have a guy on his horse (don't know his name...) looking to Big Ben.

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#8: Allover view with a bit of hustle and bustle going on. Can you see the small Taj-Mahal (or whatever it is)? It was Indian week with more than 1000 things to see all over the city

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So, if this post don't fit here, feel free to move it to the "Travel Photography" section

C&C welcome - but, as I mentioned before, at the time shooting these I didn't had any knowledge about photography... I just wanted to show you this shots (on Bynx's special request ) and see if you like them or not.
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You initially presented a single photo, and then a different version based on feedback. That's exactly how this is suppose to work. Sharing a few more later from the same place is fine. No worries. just realize that you will probably only get general feedback on a series of shots.

I actually like the Lion shot from the last set. since it is mainly in black and white anyways, you may consider just converting to b&w, that will let you boost the contrast further.
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Nice shots maggo. Thanks for the memories. One of those lions or maybe even more have slices in them from shrapnel during WWII. The hot shrapnel sliced through like a hot knife through butter. Your last pic is funny. Reminds me of the Leaning Tower of Nelson. Thanks again.
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You initially presented a single photo, and then a different version based on feedback. That's exactly how this is suppose to work. Sharing a few more later from the same place is fine. No worries. just realize that you will probably only get general feedback on a series of shots.

I actually like the Lion shot from the last set. since it is mainly in black and white anyways, you may consider just converting to b&w, that will let you boost the contrast further.
Thank's Hards for your kind words - I've converted the lion to b&w, here's the result:

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Nice shots maggo. Thanks for the memories. One of those lions or maybe even more have slices in them from shrapnel during WWII. The hot shrapnel sliced through like a hot knife through butter. Your last pic is funny. Reminds me of the Leaning Tower of Nelson. Thanks again.
Wow, I didn't know that, Bynx - really interesting! Yes, the last pic is strange

I played around with my first shot again and cropped it the way you guys suggested - here's the result:

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So, enough of London for today - C&C welcome
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