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Jun 03, 2011 20:19 |  #16

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is that a spot on your sensor, or a bird?

Either way, clone it out.


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Jun 03, 2011 20:49 |  #17

the original is better ... work the composition ... saturation reduces color gradation




  
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Jun 04, 2011 09:01 |  #18

+1 for the first pic. Great shot.




  
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Jun 04, 2011 10:49 as a reply to  @ post 12531635 |  #19

I would prefer cloning out the foliage rather than crop and lose that much sky in a nicely composed shot. And, wether it's a bird or a spot in the center doesn't matter ... it looks like a dust spot so clone it out :cool:


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Jun 04, 2011 11:52 |  #20

It's actually a bird of some sort, I thought the foliage added some framing to the shot, I'll make the changes and see how it comes out.

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Has a great, calming feel to the photo! Although, with the time you put into processing the image i would think you could have also taken out the distractions at the top and left side of the frame

I put in maybe 15-20 tops while seconds processing the image :).


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Jun 05, 2011 11:54 |  #21

Another vote for the original, the processed one just seems a little lacking in comparison.


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Jun 05, 2011 12:28 |  #22

Original rocks.


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Jun 05, 2011 21:30 |  #23

They are actualLy sun rays, but I like it.


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Jun 06, 2011 05:01 |  #24

I agree, The original shot is better....


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Jun 06, 2011 09:54 |  #25

Cropped into 16:9 (For wallpaper) removed the bird and adjusted the white balance, how does it look now?


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Jun 06, 2011 09:55 |  #26

Like!


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Jun 06, 2011 18:17 |  #27

Nice 'hand of god'

It's too bad you didnt take a second shot of the building with some light on it because for me the buildings really get in the way because they are so dark - but i guess theres not a whole lot you can do about that except to maybe crop it a bit - not the whole buildings but at least part of it.

Also i agree with the other comments - the PP shots sky is way too saturated where as the original has a really nice range of blues and yellows.

If i were to adjust anything though i would adjust the levels on the sky only slightly, simply because the sky gets super dull around the edges at the top of the photo.




  
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Jun 08, 2011 18:04 |  #28

I agree, original over modified. I'm not a big fan of over-saturated photography, the natural feel of the original image is much better.




  
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