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Old Aug 30, 2011, 2:39 AM   #1
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Default Impression of Piers 2: Twilight

Second posting of the same subject, this time with more daylight. All comments and criticisms welcome.

Scaled, but otherwise unaltered original at http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...G_4344-29k.jpg The description field contains my criticism of what I think is biggest flaw of the cropped version shown here.

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Old Aug 30, 2011, 7:32 AM   #2
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I think it's a terrific idea, but I would prefer it if the photo were cropped right at the base of the railing -- nothing above the floor of the pier is of any interest in this pic AFAICS.
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I think it's a terrific idea, but I would prefer it if the photo were cropped right at the base of the railing -- nothing above the floor of the pier is of any interest in this pic AFAICS.
Thank you. The crop you described is the first of 4 I tried. When I made it tight enough to exclude the white reflections on the water it was too much about the pier and not enough about the golden reflections for my taste. When I included the white reflections it somehow seemed unbalanced.

The crop I posted here is the one I disliked the least.
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I really like the crop. The reflections of the posts and the light coming through really makes it much nicer. The bright white at the bottom is a bit distracting. I wonder if you either clone it out or burn it in a little if that would help.

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Hi ItDontMeanAThing

The doors and man sitting on the pier add an unexpected interest to me, quite different to the play with light / reflection / colours of the 'under the pier / water' section.

I agree, there is perhaps just a bit too much brightness in some of the water reflections, but that probably can't be helped.

Cheers... works for me.

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Andy: Thank you. My burning skills are not ready for prime time. I darkened it some but didn't like the results. Cloning out the white spot on the left side was easy. Cloning over the right white spot is beyond my PP skills - at least for now.

Paul: Thank you, too. Agree about the too much brightness. It's the dazzle of the golden light that stopped me when I first walked by. I need to read up on how to capture that without blowing out so much of it.
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