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Dec 04, 2013 21:39 |  #1

Thinking about printing this image for a gift. Any thoughts or recommendations?

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Dec 04, 2013 22:07 |  #2

My only concern would be if there is no detail in the black of the trees. They would be kind of an eyesore is there isn't any detail of interest. I'm not viewing this from a high-powered, calibrated monitor, so maybe all is good and I'm just not seeing it. Otherwise, I think it would be a nice piece of art.


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Dec 04, 2013 22:12 |  #3

I would agree that the subject matter is pleasing, but the contrast is too low on the blacks. More detail in the shadows would greatly enhance it.


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Dec 04, 2013 22:16 |  #4

Thanks. There is very minimal details in the tree, so I see what you are saying. If I try to boost the green towards the whites in the b/w treatment, too much noise is added to the entire image. Here is another possibility of one I could print:

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Dec 04, 2013 22:19 as a reply to  @ EJphotos's post |  #5

I like the one you just posted the best. In my opinion I would remove the bright white pieces of trash in the bottom of the photo. That would be my preference, but it's your image and your call :)


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Dec 04, 2013 22:30 |  #6

I agree with TC, nice image. The encroaching fog in the background really adds some interest to the comp. And agree on cleaning up the trash prior to printing.


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Dec 04, 2013 22:31 |  #7

I'm starting to like the second one more and more too...it's actually sharper, even though it was shot at a slower shutter speed (1/13 handheld, ISO 400). The first one is 1/40 handheld, ISO 1600, noticeable in the noise of the image. By the way, this was shot with the 18-55mm kit lens...the old model, no IS, on a 30D, in case you were interested.

Maybe tomorrow I'll play around with cloning out the pieces on the ground and see how it looks. They could add to the city type scene, though.




  
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Dec 04, 2013 22:33 |  #8

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I agree with TC, nice image. The encroaching fog in the background really adds some interest to the comp. And agree on cleaning up the trash prior to printing.

I like the fog in it too...it's very native to San Francisco so it suits the photo well.




  
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Dec 04, 2013 22:54 |  #9

ejrj6586 wrote in post #16502702 (external link)
Maybe tomorrow I'll play around with cloning out the pieces on the ground and see how it looks. They could add to the city type scene, though.

They certainly would make it look like the city, but being bright white, they could easily become eye magnets, and I think you'd really like your viewers exploring the many other points of interest in the image, instead of trash.


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They certainly would make it look like the city, but being bright white, they could easily become eye magnets, and I think you'd really like your viewers exploring the many other points of interest in the image, instead of trash.

Very true. I will play with it tomorrow and see how it looks.

off topic, but I really like your work, I checked out your page, great stuff!




  
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Dec 05, 2013 17:43 |  #11

Okay here is the cleaned up version. What do you think?

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Dec 05, 2013 18:53 |  #12

Nice job. Make sure to back off your blacks before sending it to print.


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Dec 05, 2013 19:41 |  #13

Very nicely done. Love the new cropped image.


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Dec 05, 2013 21:09 as a reply to  @ Ethosb's post |  #14

Removing the trash made this a stronger image. Good job.


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Dec 05, 2013 23:22 |  #15

Thanks guys! I really liked how the cleaned up version came out.

@BigSkyKen....okay I'll keep that in mind. Will the printer over compensate on the black? First time getting a b/w print...going to have my local camera store print it.




  
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