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Jun 10, 2011 15:48 |  #1

Just came back from Florida's vacation. Was at Epcot (DIsney World) took a shot of an angel at Italian's pavillion. Played with it in Lightroom. Was going to add this picture to my website to my "travel pictures" not as portfolio piece. My hubby says he doesn't like it. I think it makes angel to stand out. Here's a picture of before/after comparison.
Had to downsize it a lot in order to meet uploading requirmenets so might have lots of grin/pixelated.

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Jun 10, 2011 16:27 |  #2

22 views and not a single reply? :(


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Jun 10, 2011 16:34 |  #3

I like what you have done with the exception of the heavy vignette. I'd either lighten or remove the vignette.


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Jun 10, 2011 16:43 |  #4

IMO, I like what you did overall, focus is okay, dof okay could be deeper - two small personal thoughts on your PP too much contrast and saturation and don't like the vignette - but that is just my opinion - subject matter is certainly personal - the mood you created does not appeal to me - but if you like it - great! However just keep shooting - photography is wonderful part of being creative so find your style and keep shooting to improve because we all can improve :)


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Jun 10, 2011 17:31 |  #5

Waited 2 minutes to start asking where are the replies. That must be a record.

The processing is too heavy. Every facet of it. Simple levels and curves adjust would have been sufficient here.


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Jun 10, 2011 17:57 |  #6

sarch99 wrote in post #12571809 (external link)
I like what you have done with the exception of the heavy vignette. I'd either lighten or remove the vignette.

I agree. The vignette is way too heavy!


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Jun 10, 2011 18:16 |  #7

I like the edit as is


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Jun 10, 2011 18:59 |  #8

the intend was to make the angel stand out and make it dark / death like image. Thanks for the feedbacks


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Jun 10, 2011 19:50 |  #9

Crop it. The stand and surroundings add nothing.


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Jun 11, 2011 10:29 |  #10

Drop the vignette. Nice processing but a bit too much of it.


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Jun 11, 2011 10:30 |  #11

crashthenet44 wrote in post #12572088 (external link)
Waited 2 minutes to start asking where are the replies. That must be a record.

The processing is too heavy. Every facet of it. Simple levels and curves adjust would have been sufficient here.

Agree...

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Jun 11, 2011 14:40 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #12

Thanks all for feedback. Much appreciated.

I don't want to have bunch of "regular" images on my flickr's page. I want to experiment with photos and do something different with them. Bring out subjects on photos more, make harsh colors that pop out at you. There are some photos that deserve "calming" look but this one wasn't to be one of them.

Here's another composition with the same angel. Had to crop and down size image a lot due to forums's requiements.


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Jun 11, 2011 15:08 |  #13

I actually like the vig on the first shot... Maybe give the flowers some more pop somehow.


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Jun 11, 2011 15:36 as a reply to  @ Hrspwrphotos's post |  #14

Making photos "your own" is a good thing, but making photos look as though they have been heavily processes usually doesn't work well, at least not all the time. Take your time, do not rely on processing to give you a great photo.


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Jun 12, 2011 02:21 |  #15

do you have a black and white of this angel?


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