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Old Mar 10, 2005, 4:36 AM   #1
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Here's a pic I took on my recent camping trip.


The picture is cropped, enlargedand given some painting-like effect. I'd like to know how you think about it. Any suggestions to make it better?


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Old Mar 10, 2005, 9:09 PM   #2
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Difficult to comment on. It doesn't do much for me as it is. Perhaps if you cropped so the subject is in the lower left, but not all the way in the corner, you would have the impression of someone contemplating nature.

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Old Mar 11, 2005, 4:34 AM   #4
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I agree the crop of this is too centered, Was this taken from far off? It seems a little fuzzy. I have cropped it to where I would if it was my photo to give you an Idea of what I mean, I also tried sharpening and noise reduction but Im not sure it helps.


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Old Mar 11, 2005, 4:40 AM   #5
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HOWEVER, I just looked at the original and think that I'd leave it as is, with just a little noise reduction


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Old Mar 11, 2005, 5:53 AM   #6
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I agree with aladyforty, the original is better. Just a little interest in the foregroundwith the feeling of isolation.
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 6:02 AM   #7
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I nearly agree with Stevekin and Aladyforty.

My idea would be to crop out the rocks in the foreground, I feel they are a little distracting, and do nothing more to it then the noise-reduction you mentioned earlier. I don't feel the paint-effect in the first shot does anything for the image.

The photo does have a great sense of isolation and the sloping land adds some interest for the eye to explore away from the subject.
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 7:39 AM   #8
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I nearly agree with Stevekin and Aladyforty.
My idea would be to crop out the rocks in the foreground, I feel they are a little distracting,
This photo sure seems to prove the adage "there's no accounting for taste." I personally like the rocks in the foreground (I feel they add a sense of "grounding" to the scene), but what really confuses me is the red backpack on the girl :?:.
I guess I wonder what the photo is "saying," like, "she's a hiker who's lost?" yet "this is a just a study in composition/textures," but. . . and so on. To be cruel, I suppose I'd suggest that for all the "simplicity" of the shot, there's too much going on, without sufficient clarity of vision. --But then, that's just ME talking . . .:shock:

Heck, lemme at least try this:
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Old Mar 12, 2005, 12:04 AM   #10
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Guess I should have looked at the original also. I agree that it is fine as is.

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