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Jun 16, 2010 06:33 |  #1

I like the overall feeling of this image, but its not quite there yet for me. How can I improve this in PS? How can I take the shot better next time?

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Jun 16, 2010 06:42 |  #2
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Hm, I really like it but there is something I cant put my finger on.


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Jun 16, 2010 06:48 |  #3

I like it too. I wonder if the 'thing' is the asymmetrical nature of the trees. The tree at the front left seems a little out of place (not that you could do much about that - lol)


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Jun 16, 2010 06:51 |  #4

Try it in B+W. Increase the contrast and I think this will be really creepy.


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Jun 16, 2010 07:36 |  #5

B&W:

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I took red, blue and magenta to -200.
Yellow, green and cyan to 62, 177 and 33 respectively. Then I played a bit with curves, letting it do auto (basically moving the top end of blue a bit left) and then did the usual S shape to enhance the contrast a bit.



  
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Jun 16, 2010 07:45 as a reply to  @ Kerrits's post |  #6
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I love it.


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Jun 16, 2010 08:45 |  #7

B&W definitely helps. IMO the image should have about 1/2 the top cropped off to better draw the eye to the head stones and tell the story better.


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Jun 16, 2010 09:43 as a reply to  @ GorgeShooter's post |  #8

Cool shot, but I also think there should be a crop, top and side.( one side being very heavy compared to the other)more contrast perhaps? ALso a little GND at the bottom to highlight the crosses.


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With the original, it will look far better than this size posted.

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Jun 16, 2010 09:57 |  #9

The green bush and grass distracts me from feeeling the goose bumps, the cropped BW helps much to get this feeling...


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Jun 16, 2010 13:34 |  #10

I love the cropped version, creeps me out :X




  
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Jun 17, 2010 15:59 |  #11

Yep, cropped an B+W was the way to go. Print that puppy!


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Jun 17, 2010 16:38 |  #12

Yep I love this one ...really eery in B&W. The cropped version is awesome


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Jun 19, 2010 06:11 |  #13

Thanks for all the advice. That cropped B&W is definitely the best of the lot.




  
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