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Old Nov 6, 2005, 11:54 AM   #11
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since i got a surreal feeling from this shot right from the get go, i toyed with curves a bit

and gave it a little more intencity; the sky is a little darker on the idges, the tree has a

bit more color. i also got the feeling of looking out, probably from the overhanging

branches, so i darkened the foreground a bit, giving it what i feel is a 'cave' look. i have

only been using curves and other major editing tools for short time and am still learning,

but i hope you can understand what i was going for here.


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Old Nov 6, 2005, 4:43 PM   #12
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hey E.S.

i can appreciate your idea here and i think you probably executed it quite well...

its just a little more thani was going for in my original.. whereas the second art shot i was going for overthetop dreamy saturation.. this one i was going for a more subdued, subtle atmosphere.. which is part of the reason for the vignette..

still, your technique looks good..

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Old Nov 6, 2005, 10:29 PM   #13
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i kinda like both the versions here, the branches don't bother me...the water bothers me. i feel it should be either more blurred or less, it's kind of in between and isn't working for me. the rest of the composition, the saturation, the vignetting look great.
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Old Nov 6, 2005, 10:30 PM   #14
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thanks julie..

the tripod is now permanenty residing in my car.. i just grabbed the cam on the way to my lab just in case.. and then regretted not putting more thought into it when i had an hour free.. :?

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Old Nov 7, 2005, 2:37 AM   #15
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I like this.... (not the edit however - the original)

Take off the vignetting, more contrast required.. I also think you could pull more from the shadow details.

Still you have a nice shot there. Pleasing
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Old Nov 7, 2005, 4:52 AM   #16
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I agree with Lboy. Nice shot.

Take off the vignetting. Please. It makes me feel queasy - like movies with Meg Ryan. Just a bit too sentimental and kitsch.

You're too good a photographer for that sort of thing. :-)
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I don't thing the vignetting is a bad idea just to dominate here. It needs to be feathered more so the edge blends.
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Old Nov 7, 2005, 5:40 PM   #18
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thank you all for your honesty... i promise to post some "regualar shots" soon.. i was just bored and amusing myself with photoshop just to break the habit!!
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