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Should i remove the excitement?

 
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Nov 17, 2014 22:55 |  #1

i go back and forth on this one. the little sun flare in the middle of the rock seems distracting yet looks like a big exclamation point. not sure if i should remove it or not and if i did anyone have any suggestions as that's a pretty unique surface under it.

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Nov 18, 2014 05:51 |  #2

Its too distracting, eliminate it. A bit of select and content aware fill on Photoshop does it. Liking the pic without the flare. :-)


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Nov 18, 2014 13:05 |  #3

I could never quite understand why some people like flare. To my eye in most cases it detracts from the image. I vote to get rid of it.


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Nov 18, 2014 13:06 as a reply to  @ joedlh's post |  #4

I vote to get rid of it as well. And maybe the contrail.


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Nov 19, 2014 14:25 |  #5

Loose it


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Nov 19, 2014 17:35 as a reply to  @ Roamingbull's post |  #6

looks cool but too distracting...
Image is great with just the sun :-)




  
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Nov 19, 2014 18:29 |  #7

Another vote for removal.




  
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Nov 23, 2014 05:17 |  #8

Just the sun.


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Nov 24, 2014 20:46 |  #9

I don't like even the sun in this photo. Point your camera away from the sun!




  
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Nov 29, 2014 06:03 |  #10

I'm sure it would look better without it but I don't exactly hate it. Nice shot.


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Nov 29, 2014 09:46 |  #11

I would definitely remove it. Nice image otherwise!


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Nov 29, 2014 10:41 as a reply to  @ chexjc's post |  #12

I don't usually have much to say and therefore usually don't, but in this case, I have an idea....

I see two images here:

There's the obviously intended image and that's why the flare must die. lol.

Then there's the interesting flair. So maybe create another image (crop?) that focuses on that.

Ultimately, this is your image to do with as YOU please regardless of what pleases others. I even see a genre here (probably has already been done) of interesting images with intentional interesting flare(s).

I'd be interested in seeing your final results. 8-)


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Nov 29, 2014 10:47 |  #13

^^ I like that thinking.

I actually like flare when used well. This one it is right smack on a subject though. But then again, I have no idea what I'm talking about, so that advice is worth exactly what you paid for it.


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Dec 02, 2014 19:21 |  #14

I don't actually mind the sun in this shot. But, as icopus pointed out, it depends on what you're going for. The exclamation point is gimmicky, and an interesting image for like those photo letters. But as a landscape, I would get rid of it. And while you're at it, I'd get rid of the plane, too.




  
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Dec 02, 2014 19:42 |  #15

Remove.


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