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Nov 11, 2015 16:08 |  #1

Hello everyone, this is my fist post on the forums here. All of that aside, I'd like to print this photo and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what I could improve before I print it. Thanks!


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Nov 11, 2015 16:16 |  #2

You don't mention how big/software skill set...Is not my idea of an image worth printing.


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Nov 11, 2015 16:22 as a reply to  @ chauncey's post |  #3

Sorry! Im making a small 8x10 print on a Pixma pro 10. The image was processed in Lightroom CC




  
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Nov 11, 2015 18:19 |  #4

Cosco will do a respectful job then...go for it.


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Nov 14, 2015 05:53 |  #5

See if you can use an adjustment brush to lighten the shadows in the foreground. There may not be any detail in there, so possibly that won't really help.


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Nov 14, 2015 06:54 |  #6

chauncey wrote in post #17780264 (external link)
You don't mention how big/software skill set...Is not my idea of an image worth printing.

I thought the same thing.


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Nov 14, 2015 08:08 as a reply to  @ saea501's post |  #7

patrick j wrote in post #17783274 (external link)
See if you can use an adjustment brush to lighten the shadows in the foreground. There may not be any detail in there, so possibly that won't really help.

And the pine trees are just dark objects.
There's really nothing in that image that makes me want to look at it for more than 5 seconds. It needs a person/deer/something on the small hill. Maybe a bird in the sky. Or more dramatic light. Something...
And I'm not sure that it's in 8X10 format, either.

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Nov 14, 2015 10:43 |  #8

PhotosGuy wrote in post #17783348 (external link)
And the pine trees are just dark objects.
There's really nothing in that image that makes me want to look at it for more than 5 seconds. It needs a person/deer/something on the small hill. Maybe a bird in the sky. Or more dramatic light. Something...
And I'm not sure that it's in 8X10 format, either.

Having said that, welcome to POTN!

Well, yeah, but that wasn't the question. They'll probably never post here again.


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Nov 14, 2015 17:22 |  #9

That may be but...there was room for improvement in LR.


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Nov 15, 2015 05:51 |  #10

mroczekm wrote in post #17780254 (external link)
Hello everyone, this is my fist post on the forums here. All of that aside, I'd like to print this photo and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what I could improve before I print it. Thanks!


patrick j wrote in post #17783515 (external link)
Well, yeah, but that wasn't the question. They'll probably never post here again.

Seemed like the question to me. OP asked what they could do to improve the picture......they got a suggestion. Why would that make them never post here again?


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Nov 15, 2015 06:19 |  #11

saea501 wrote in post #17784368 (external link)
Seemed like the question to me. OP asked what they could do to improve the picture......they got a suggestion. Why would that make them never post here again?

Maybe because of feeling bashed. The OP asked for suggestions to improve the image prior to printing. You and chauncey provided no recommendations other than the image is not worth printing. *SMH*

Maybe a respectful answer in the future would be "I'd tone down the blue in the sky and bring up the shadows in the foreground. If you have the opportunity to shoot this location again in the future, look for something unique to add creativity like a bird in the sky or a large bolder in the foreground. Welcome to POTN. I hope you find a wealth of knowledge and experience here to help you along your photographic journey. p.s. ignore the a-holes; there are a few trolling around."


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Nov 15, 2015 06:56 |  #12

You're a pretty funny guy.

And just an FYI.........nobody likes being called an A hole. So, let's try to be a bit more mature.


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Nov 15, 2015 07:12 |  #13

The OP was doing a home print and wanted help. It's not good enough to print is not help. The advice given wasn't that friendly. Perhaps the imagemhas personal meaning.

To the OP. I'm not sure there is much more to do before printing. Perhaps a bump in saturation as prints look a bit flatter than images viewed on a screen.




  
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Nov 15, 2015 07:38 |  #14

This is unbelievable. The advice wasn't friendly? Really?

There were two opinions expressed here. Chauncey felt it wasn't worth printing and I simply agreed. Now, were getting a ration of crap for what.....expressing an opinion? There was no animosity in either of our statements so how is it that we are suddenly now guilty of being mean and disrespectful? If either of us felt there was something to be done to improve it for printing we would have said so.

Everyone now has to be so careful to word everything just so. We have to word things in such a way so there is not even the remotest possibility of being construed as being disrespectful.

Freaking grow up. This is a perfect example of truly making something from nothing.

Good job.


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Nov 15, 2015 07:46 |  #15

Did he ask if it were worthy of hanging on your wall? No. He didn't ask for a critique, he asked for help and didn't get any.




  
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