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Old Feb 19, 2006, 9:09 AM   #1
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hi. took this a while ago, changed it again to b/w, then i painted the umbrella back in. I also added Dave Jesack's midnight action to it. views please thanks.

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Old Feb 19, 2006, 9:52 AM   #2
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strange one this, its half posed - half not.... and i dont think the yellow works personally but it certainly adds a focal point... thanks for posting it
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 10:20 AM   #3
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I really like the olde worlde effect you've got going on here with the colour and the diffuse glow (at least I think that's what it is!) but I'm with Alex on the umbrella - not sure that it works.
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 1:03 PM   #4
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yea you maybe right about the umbrella, but that is the original colour i just painted it back in.

Thanks Alex.
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 1:25 PM   #5
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i like the effect. i feel like there are two pictures here. if you cut it down the middle you'd have two seperate vertical images. the man under the umbrella and the man on the bench behind him, i think would make a good shot, then you have the group of posed people in their own shot. as it stands i wish the shrubbery would extend the whole picture, i find the activity behind the people distracting.
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 4:03 AM   #6
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Hi,

I hope you don't mind a quick edit of your picture. Personally, I always think of sepia when I see old-fashioned pictures like this, so I took the liberty.......


I just lassoed your umbrella then inversed the selected area (so the umbrella would be ignored during the later steps), desaturated and recolorized to sepia tones. I then increased the canvas size by 20 pixels on each edge using a palesepia color to give it the feel of an old photo.....oh, did a bit of sharpening, too.
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 8:20 AM   #7
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Hi Alex, nice 'period' effect but I think the umbrella does spoilt it - seems a bit out of place, largely I think because it is modern and the colouring is highlighting its out of place presence. (I think:roll
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 9:54 AM   #8
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nice job kitster, no i don't mind . thanks all.

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Old Feb 20, 2006, 9:58 AM   #9
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I wrote a reply to this when you first posted it and hit the wrong button.

Basically, Great history book type shot again, the sepia looks good, but that umberella needs to be not coloured I think. You're producing some good stuff Alex.
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You get an "A" for imagination. The coloring does not work for me (especially the umbrella), but you don't learn if you don't try it. If nothing else, you've probably picked up some PP techniques that will be really handy in the future.
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