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Old Aug 3, 2005, 1:55 PM   #1
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just took this today, let me know what you think.

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Old Aug 3, 2005, 2:27 PM   #2
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michael.

there is just not enough color on this path to warrant a selective coloring effect.. i would have just left it in black and white.. try playing with the levels and/or the shadow/highlights and see if you can tame down the highlights a little bit and open up the shadows a bit as well.. clone out the two signs on the trees while you are at it.. also when you are in levels see if you can get a more true black...

that said, i like this composition and with a little work i think you have a good shot here.. i can definately see the improvement in your work with every pic. nice job.

ok, bear with me, i have another idea.. you may retake this sometime and stand between the two trees with the signs, the path seems to be a little more defined from that point on and you may get a better vanishing point effect shooting from there..

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thanks, i may try that someday soon.

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i like your idea of selective coloring, but i think this would be great as a mono. i like the inclusion of that wonderful, first tree on the left....but if you can edit out the signs it would work better. i think it's a beautiful shot.
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Old Aug 4, 2005, 10:05 AM   #5
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Hehe, on my laptop I can barely see any color at all it looks like a B&W and it looks good as a B&W.

I agree with the other posters, in this case plain B&W works out better.
If you wanted to alter the color maybe apply a sepia toning to it.

The composition itself works out well for me, only objection I have and it is slight is the signs nailed to the two front trees detracts a bit as the eyes are attracted straight to them. A bit of cloning and they would be gone. :-).

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A more interesting effect would have been blue sky with all the rest in B&W.



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alright i messed with it a bit and here's what i got.

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I like the full mono. It gives that feeling of solitude, and peace. I can just imagine escaping the world while taking a stroll down the path.
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i too prefer this version.. nice job michael..

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can simply use a desaturation layer and then unmask the sky with the paintbrush... it would be quite a pain though with this shot to get in between all the leaves..

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