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Old Nov 16, 2005, 2:11 PM   #1
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I took out my very first digicam (Panasonic LC40s) today since the weather outside is just terrible.

Did a 45 degree rotation of the shot and cropped with some levels, contrast and saturation.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 5:37 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what it is about this shot I don't like. Something... but I can't quite put my finger on it. I do like the detail. Maybe it's my monitor but it seemed a little too bright for my taste, and it left me wanting to see more of the edges of the leaf (since I think the shape of the leaf is the most interesting part). It's not bad by any means, but it's not giving me that 'wow' factor either... hard to describe I guess.

I like the rotation though, it looks more natural to me.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 7:11 PM   #3
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what is this sitting on? some sort of blacktop?

anyways, i love the textures in this shot.. but i think it can be improved..

try a selective darkening of the background, i think a darker background will make the leaf stand out more.. the bits of hot greyish color in the background distract for me just a bit..

also, do you have a wider crop? i would like to see the whole form of the leaf i think.. not that its bad as is, as cropping it puts the attention on the patterns within the leaf, i would just like a whole shot as a comparison..

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Old Nov 16, 2005, 8:28 PM   #4
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Ok,

Took another try at this. A bit more saturation this time.
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Yep. Color is better on the edit. But the crop may go down as taste but the edit is very nice.

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Old Nov 16, 2005, 8:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comment. Been a while since I did any posting.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 11:11 PM   #7
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the edit looks good Vizn.. much better imo..

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Old Nov 16, 2005, 11:55 PM   #8
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That looks a lot better to me I think the little darker leaf brought out more of the snow detail as well, which is the part that I think makes the shot really interesting. Nice work.
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i would love to see the end of the stem, but the edit is still a good shot...

nice capture...


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