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Old Aug 28, 2010, 2:14 AM   #1
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Well, it's been months since I first introduced myself. Life, and work gets in the way of hobbies sometimes. Hate it when that happens.

My wife & I just came back from a fantastic vacation. Took a load of photos. Here is one of the few "winners" I feel I ended up with. I submit here for any input and thoughts. This was also my first attempt at resizing in PSE 8 for Mac.

Canon S3 IS, 0.6sec, f/2.7.
PSE8, Original image (1704x2272), Resized image (35%, Bicubic resampling)

Thanks in advance for your thoughts, time and consideration.
Paul

PS - I must give credit to my brother who "found" this shot.
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Old Aug 28, 2010, 2:19 AM   #2
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Interesting take with the reflection. It makes for quite an interesting subject. I really enjoy paris. Love the food as along as you avoid the touristy spots.
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Thanks. Yeah, I thought it was quite a striking view. I was trying to decide if I should crop out the black bulging into the right side of the picture. Doing that would also probably balance the Eiffel Tower with it's reflection left to right in the picture.

It was my first time in Paris. Only spent two days passing through from England to Rome. As we were working off of Frommer's French we probably really didn't get a true flavor of French food.
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yeah cropping out the bulge would balance the shot better.

I would try to make stop in paris, where the locals eat at is not as pricey. The tourist spots are way over priced. But it is a beautiful city to shoot.
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Here's a cropped version...
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I like this version much better
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Not wishing to be contrary, but I find the unedited photo more balanced -- the dark reflection running up the left edge is counterbalanced by the darker but more compact black object that was removed, at least to my eye.
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Ah, but to the new guy (me), I appreciate the contrary. This is all good for me. Thank you.

It is interesting to me how one small edit, can change the feel of the whole picture. It does seem like my eye is drawn more to the left edge of the picture now with the edge of the building running full length of that side and nothing on the right side. But I do like how the dividing line between reflection and reality is more centered.
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It shows your thinking creatively, a very good thing.
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