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Aug 04, 2011 18:42 |  #1

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Aug 04, 2011 19:17 |  #3

The green is just a tad unnatural..... Apart from that I would have tried a different angle to get a more balanced composition. With one or two steps to the right you might have had the more distant cows in between the closer ones, cut out the distant left one.... But.. I wasn't there so can't really tell if that would have been better... :)


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Aug 04, 2011 21:10 |  #4

Haha! A great picture - I love the vivid colours.

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Aug 04, 2011 21:16 |  #5

Looks a picture from that video game Viva Pinata..


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Aug 04, 2011 21:54 |  #6

Desaturate the grass a tad bit and photoshop out that sprinker.. otherwise love the photo cows are awesome.




  
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Aug 04, 2011 22:16 |  #7

Yeah, the grass is a bit un-natural. The cows on the other hand look fine.....:lol:


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Aug 04, 2011 23:29 |  #8

vk2gwk wrote in post #12879056 (external link)
The green is just a tad unnatural..... Apart from that I would have tried a different angle to get a more balanced composition. With one or two steps to the right you might have had the more distant cows in between the closer ones, cut out the distant left one.... But.. I wasn't there so can't really tell if that would have been better... :)

You may not have been there, but you are absolutely correct! I could have easily moved over some and captured the distant cows but I did not pay attention to importance of a better composed background.

Grass is now hopefully more natural... thanks for your input!

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Aug 04, 2011 23:32 |  #9

ar10 wrote in post #12879756 (external link)
Desaturate the grass a tad bit and photoshop out that sprinker.. otherwise love the photo cows are awesome.

Grass desaturated and sprinkler gone = much better! Thanks




  
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Aug 04, 2011 23:36 |  #10

Thanks Dave and David! I appreciate you comments!

Quaz8r, I had never heard of Viva Pinata... I looked it up and now I can see what you mean!




  
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Aug 05, 2011 06:42 as a reply to  @ hockeyman's post |  #11

Some colorful cow statues...beyond that, not seeing much of interest from a photographic standpoint (composition, etc). Maybe a different angle, less DOF could have helped things a bit. Either way, I'd crop the half cow from the right rear.


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Aug 05, 2011 08:30 |  #12

I much prefer the original edit. The colourful cows deserve to be bright & vivid and I think the grass being saturated suited the scene better. Sure it may not be natural but nor is seeing coloured cows! The two go together well. As for the fountain it didn't bother me in the original.

I agree with a narrower DOF would have added interest, as would a low perspective shooting one of the cows eating.


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Aug 05, 2011 08:42 |  #13

The green is now certainly desaturated but still looks false. The idea of the colourful cows is very good though. If you can go back, then do so and try a different angle as mentioned above.


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Aug 05, 2011 10:01 |  #14

argyle wrote in post #12881197 (external link)
Some colorful cow statues...beyond that, not seeing much of interest from a photographic standpoint (composition, etc). Maybe a different angle, less DOF could have helped things a bit. Either way, I'd crop the half cow from the right rear.

Definitely a different angle would have helped. Now you have me wondering how this would have looked with a narrower DOF with the cows in the distance faded out... interesting. Yes, the 1/2 cow should be out! Thanks!




  
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Aug 05, 2011 10:06 |  #15

Rubi Jane wrote in post #12881469 (external link)
Sure it may not be natural but nor is seeing coloured cows! The two go together well. I agree with a narrower DOF would have added interest, as would a low perspective shooting one of the cows eating.

Very good point about the "unnatural" theme of this photo!! Low perspective would have been cool. Thanks!




  
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