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Old Mar 22, 2016, 6:38 AM   #1
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Previous posts in this section were interior and wedding photos

Here's one of a reception room and table before the guests sat down

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Old Mar 22, 2016, 11:45 AM   #2
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Perhaps a bit of lightening in the shadow areas otherwise well done. Interior of the room as well as outside the window is exposed nicely. Good depth of field.
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Thanks @Bynx fair comment
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I'd have probably shifted the image to the right a tad and shot a bit lower- maybe bringing the chair on the left to the edge of the shot- and including more of the legs of the chairs in front of you- and the top of the doors closer to the top edge of the shot...
Exposure's nice- maybe add a tad of mid-tone contrast and saturation...
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Thanks @SIMON40 fair comment... I'll try another with that in mind



Or another to bring out the seat covers texture more lol



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Old Mar 23, 2016, 11:43 AM   #6
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Your last edit is pretty good. While you have brought out the rug pattern in the shadows you have also brought out the highlight lighting cast on the walls.
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Old Mar 23, 2016, 12:35 PM   #7
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Your last edit is pretty good. While you have brought out the rug pattern in the shadows you have also brought out the highlight lighting cast on the walls.
Thanks. I'm sure there's a lot more could be done if anyone had a mind to lol
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Old Mar 23, 2016, 3:32 PM   #8
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I like that you pushed the saturation a touch in the two edits, but I find that the chairs have become "dirty". I'm not sure if it's a fabric that I find unappealing, or if the edit has introduced noise, but the last edit seems to exacerbate this problem most of all (chairs look the least white).

Secondly, I know that there's likely nothing you could do about it (shape of the room, features in the room, angle of the lens, space to stand to take the picture), but I find the perspective very uncomfortable. I'm not sure what can be done about it, little is related to lens distortion; there's simply too many straight lines in the scene that don't relate to each other. The attachment shows the lines my eyes follow, and being that few are parallel or perpendicular, everything starts to feel "crooked".

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Edit: After further consideration, I think its the lines from the ceiling tiles and the lines from the open glass door that cause me the most [I lack a word; similar to "discomfort"].

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Old Mar 23, 2016, 3:55 PM   #9
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A quick tweak to the perspective to try to eliminate the clashing/conflicting straight lines...
Far from perfect: I didn't bother to clone in the spot behind the rightmost chair, I wasn't sure how much of the ceiling to leave (if any), same issue for left wall, didn't touch colours, didn't crop enough at the bottom, etc...
It feels to me that the shot now goes "uphill" towards the right...

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Old Mar 23, 2016, 5:55 PM   #10
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Thanks @conor, Yes a shift in perspective has improved the shot. Good PP effort

The Dada rail and picture rail runners on the walls only serve to confuse the eyes in PP lol

I can't remember if the dot on the wall behind the rear chair was sensor dust or just a mark on the wall lol

and the mark on the wall behind the other chair looks like a mark on the wall

The original before my PP looked like this



and just to show a different angle lol




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