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Old Apr 18, 2005, 11:24 AM   #1
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 10:23 PM   #2
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Rodney, I showed this picture to my wife, she sees a dead otter.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 12:30 AM   #3
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hmmm, i don't see a dead otter but hey! that log resembles my log. how'd it get there? hehe





rodney, as for the photo. this one doesn't particularly do it for me. the photo looks tooo post-processed and i'm trying to figure out what exactly i'm supposed to be seeing.
i'm curious.
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I likethe idea you are going afterbutthis one istoo bright for me. Perhaps if you take it at a different time of day so the sun is not reflecting off of the grass blades and the log so much. That is what it making it look over processed in my opinion.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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Rodney,

I also like what you are trying to do here, but the log just doesn't stand out enough. Its shape is interesting, but there isn't enough contrast between the log and the grass to hold my attention.

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 1:11 AM   #6
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I find the highlights on the grass to be a bit harsh, and the composition more centered on the subject than I would have expected form someone who has demonstrated knowledge of compositional rules.

I recropped a bit and softened the picture some to give it what I see as more of an artistic look.

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I don't care for the subject in the first place so no matter what is done to improve it, it does nothing for me.

Kind of like a huge bump on the log.

Oversharpened look as well.
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vIZnquest wrote:
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I don't care for the subject in the first place so no matter what is done to improve it, it does nothing for me.

Kind of like a huge bump on the log.

Oversharpened look as well.
LOL...If you see a huge bump on a log, I've accomplished what I inteded. Oversharpened? I ran a softening action to give it a bit of a plastic look.

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VTphotog wrote:
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I find the highlights on the grass to be a bit harsh, and the composition more centered on the subject than I would have expected form someone who has demonstrated knowledge of compositional rules.

I recropped a bit and softened the picture some to give it what I see as more of an artistic look.

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I was of the same opinion, although it never ocurred to me to crop. Which is why I didn't comment at first. I figured either to the left or right a bit or maybe up or down but it didn't seem to work well, but ya...combined with the crop...changes the flavor for the better IMO. Best regards,

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torgrot wrote:
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Rodney, I showed this picture to my wife, she sees a dead otter.
Looks to me like an upside-down alligator sunning its belly. (A little too much, judging by its raisin-like texture.) Or, if I squint a little, it looks like a Land Shark.
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