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Old Jul 13, 2006, 9:52 AM   #1
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Sometimes I wonder if it takes away from the image, you decide.

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Old Jul 13, 2006, 9:55 AM   #2
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 10:03 AM   #3
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Personally, I like the second and find the first irritating. Most effects that are "in your face" are unpleasing to me, though, so if you like metallic sheens or selective coloration or things of that sort, you might want to discount my aesthetic as simply irrelevant to your aims and aspiriations.


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Old Jul 13, 2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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Personally, I like the second and find the first irritating. Most effects that are "in your face" are unpleasing to me, though, so if you like metallic sheens or selective coloration or things of that sort, you might want to discount my aesthetic as simply irrelevant to your aims and aspiriations.

I think a little color coordinated frame is nice though as in the sample below.




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Old Jul 13, 2006, 12:38 PM   #5
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Here it is without a beveled frame
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 2:02 PM   #6
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The first efffect definately reduces the effect of the original image and the gaudy frames distract from what is otherwise a good pic. Why not try a simple crop to emphasise the subject, then frame it with a wide mount within the frame to draw the eye to the photo ?


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The first efffect definately reduces the effect of the original image and the gaudy frames distract from what is otherwise a good pic. Why not try a simple crop to emphasise the subject, then frame it with a wide mount within the frame to draw the eye to the photo ?


Maybe you just did it for an example, but your method lost a lot of resolution.

If I were going to crop and resize, I would probably just do something like this.


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.... and yet another method


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Old Jul 13, 2006, 2:45 PM   #9
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Yes , I just did a quick crop as an example to illustrate my point.
If you prefer a larger crop thats just fine:-)...........But consider, in your first pic with the mask, the mask is more 'arty' than the subject, and indeed does, as you quite rightly say,'take away from the image'.
Then, in your cropped image you include the superfluous leaf to the right of the shot which you originally cropped from the masked pic. :-)
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Yes , I just did a quick crop as an example to illustrate my point.
If you prefer a larger crop thats just fine:-)...........But consider, in your first pic with the mask, the mask is more 'arty' than the subject, and indeed does, as you quite rightly say,'take away from the image'.
Then, in your cropped image you include the superfluous leaf to the right of the shot which you originally cropped from the masked pic. :-)
I didn't cut the leaf deliberately, the mask covered it. I included the leaf in the crop to shift the subject off-center deliberately.


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