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Old Jun 17, 2011, 7:08 PM   #1
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Please assist in modifying this shot. I'm trying to highlight the numerous flags my city displays on Memorial Day.
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Hi iowa_jim,

Great scene. I redefined the image. Hope you might like it.

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Old Jun 17, 2011, 8:43 PM   #4
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Here's another one!
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What about an extreme crop?
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 11:36 PM   #6
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the redefines took care of some of the pf in the trees.
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Bynx' crop seems to do just what the OP asked for, at least to my eye.
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if you could have fitted a full flag in to start off it would have made more of a impact.... maybe just one or two more steps to the right you would have had the perfect line with this crop

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Bynx nailed it! I find myself handcuffing myself to the 8x10 crops, and that wasn't going to work with this shot. Thanks Bynx!

Jeff and Shoturtle- the processing you did helped pop details in the trees. I was thinking about doing that after enhancing the color of the flags, but became distracted by the composition. What does pf stand for?

Simple - you'd be right except the line of flags continued well behind me, so that wasn't an option.
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Hi Iowa Jim,

As I looked at the shot, I was unsure of what the subject is. I liked the flags, but the larger elements, such as the tombstone that is in the center of the photo seems to dominate the photo.

The photo seems to have been shot in the middle of the day with few clouds. That makes for some harsh or hazy photos. I wonder if a neutral density filter might have softened the light and therefore deepened the colors.
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