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May 25, 2010 20:56 |  #1

This shot really grabbed my attention when I opened it up in DPP. Any suggestions on how to make it better? Black and White or Color?

I am still very new at this post processing stuff...

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May 25, 2010 21:13 |  #2

I vote colour for this one. Black and white doesn't do it for me.


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May 25, 2010 21:29 |  #3

Agree that it needs the soft colors, but it also needs to have the horizon moved either up or down to keep it a litle further from the centerline.


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May 26, 2010 07:11 |  #4

Thanks you for the comments!

Robert_Lay wrote in post #10246433 (external link)
Agree that it needs the soft colors, but it also needs to have the horizon moved either up or down to keep it a litle further from the centerline.

Just to make sure I understand, you think I should show more of the water along the bottom, or more of the sky along the top?


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May 26, 2010 09:23 |  #5

Color for me too.




  
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May 26, 2010 10:55 |  #6

-EOS- wrote in post #10248172 (external link)
Just to make sure I understand, you think I should show more of the water along the bottom, or more of the sky along the top?

You should experiment with both options, but on first guess I think this shot need less sky.


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May 26, 2010 11:06 |  #7

^Thank you! I will work on it tonight and see how it looks.


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May 26, 2010 11:16 |  #8

1 looks good in my opinion


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May 26, 2010 11:50 as a reply to  @ -EOS-'s post |  #9

I think it has potential, no doubt. Stick with the color version. I was able to clone the boat on the right out pretty easily and then I cropped a little of the water and sky out and I liked it better. It's more a matter of artistic preference though. You could push the boater into a silhouette and see how that works too.




  
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May 26, 2010 12:00 |  #10

I say color as well. I would like to see them on the left 1/3 of the image, cropping the boat out, and clear water on the right. Less sky, more water.


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May 26, 2010 12:27 |  #11

Color for me... it may help to move the horizon up, the skies are not defined enough so I would minimize it for its composition.


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May 26, 2010 13:37 |  #12

Thanks for all the suggestions and help! I'll be trying all of them out tonight.


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May 26, 2010 13:49 |  #13

Color for me too. I like easypz's line of thought on cloning out the boat as it gives me a single object to focus.


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May 26, 2010 18:35 |  #14

Here's my first attempt at it tonight....

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May 26, 2010 20:04 |  #15

Nice! I like your modification.


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