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Dec 13, 2017 18:20 |  #1

Uploading locally this time to make sure it's not removed. Looking for critique on this one. Thanks again!

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Dec 13, 2017 22:15 |  #2

Really like the composition. I know you were fighting back lighting, but is it possible to pull the deep shadows with the monkeys? Think it would be more interesting to see some expression on that main monkey on the lower left.


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Dec 13, 2017 22:31 as a reply to davesrose's post |  #3

Thanks for the feedback! I actually brought down the shadows and reworked the lighted areas thinking that would add to the photo but maybe that's not working. My main concern was the composition, the processing and if subject matter as shown was interesting.




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Dec 13, 2017 22:40 |  #4

My personal opinion is that it's not a bad thing to lift shadows or adjust contrast in specific areas if it adds to the composition. It's just that I know those monkeys can be very expressive, so my eye is left wondering what are they like at that moment. Of course my 2 cents:-)


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Dec 14, 2017 15:16 as a reply to davesrose's post |  #5

Lifted shadows slightly and exposed all at bottom left. Problem with lifting any more is that subjects at the bottom are out of focus and it's not working any more than this :)

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Dec 14, 2017 18:46 as a reply to rioni's post |  #6

I checked out the flickr image and see what you mean. Well there's still some detail with the middle tier monkeys. Composition and colors are really good!


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Dec 15, 2017 22:52 as a reply to davesrose's post |  #7

Thanks. Here is the modified version. Cloned out the string of flag on the upper subject and lifted shadows.

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Dec 16, 2017 06:27 |  #8

Hope you don't mind, but I agree with Daverose.
Lots more detail there to pull, and even though you mentioned the monkeys closest to the camera
are slightly out of focus due to DOF, it can be catered for.
Let me now if you would like me to remove, but here is the sort of detail I think Daverose is alluding too.

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Dec 18, 2017 17:35 |  #9

Yes, bring out the shadow details. Butts did an awesome job on demonstrating that point.




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Jan 28, 2018 08:52 |  #10

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