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Feb 02, 2013 14:35 |  #1

This old stone building was a small brandy distillery in the late 1800's. I shot this early today (groundhog day) with a 7d and a Tokina 11-16mm. I have shot this building hundreds of times with every lens in the bag, from every angle and in every type of weather and light. I just can't get anything that I really like.

This shot seems to me to be too dark on the lower right but cropping it cuts either too much sky or foreground... How would you shoot this building? I'm determined to get a wallhanger.

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Feb 02, 2013 17:10 |  #2

turn on image editing......


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Feb 02, 2013 17:19 |  #3
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This has a potential, but it needs a crop. Too much empty space for me.




  
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Feb 02, 2013 17:49 |  #4

stanclark wrote in post #15565141 (external link)
turn on image editing......


Done - Have at it...


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Feb 02, 2013 17:52 |  #5

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So if God made Man & Woman....whats his excuse for Nikon...

  
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Feb 02, 2013 18:36 |  #6
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yep, that crop works for me.


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Feb 02, 2013 22:10 |  #7

I think that it is very close to being a fantastic image. Personally, I strongly prefer something closer to the wide crop of the original rather than the tight crop on the house and road. There is a feeling in the original image of a road heading off into the unknown that absolutely hinges on the road passing between the distillery and the wooded area.

What you have to ask yourself is, what is the subject of this image? Is it the distillery, or is it the road? Your title indicates to me that you intended the subject to be the distillery, in which case stanclark's edit is a definite improvement. However, I think that in the original image the natural subject is the road - the eye is drawn down the road by its placement in the composition and by the high-contrast border between the snowy road and the woods. The distillery is then a vital compositional element, providing an anchored context for the wanderings of the road into the distance. In short, I think that the image whose subject is the road is a more compelling one than the image whose subject is the distillery.

With that in mind, here's my quick edit. (Slight crop left and top, localized contrast increase in the trees to bring out a little detail.)


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Feb 02, 2013 22:20 |  #8

I like it as is, good job!


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Feb 02, 2013 22:34 |  #9

indefinite_pronoun wrote in post #15566110 (external link)
With that in mind, here's my quick edit. (Slight crop left and top, localized contrast increase in the trees to bring out a little detail.)

^^^^This is the crop that you want.


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Feb 02, 2013 22:46 |  #10
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indefinite_pronoun wrote in post #15566110 (external link)
With that in mind, here's my quick edit. (Slight crop left and top, localized contrast increase in the trees to bring out a little detail.)

Nicely done crop :)




  
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