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Oct 14, 2008 10:34 |  #16

I like this shot a lot. It looks like a good start on one of those "find the items" computer games.



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Oct 14, 2008 14:34 as a reply to  @ acchildress's post |  #17

Cant believe the replys i have got,all comments are taken on board.

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Nov 07, 2008 15:52 as a reply to  @ ANDYSUDS's post |  #18

I really, really, really like this pic...well done you!




  
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Nov 08, 2008 10:39 |  #19

masayako wrote in post #6489387 (external link)
Cool, looks like one of those images from 1st person shooter PC games :)

Haha i was thinking the same thing, but more int he lines of an RPG.

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Nov 08, 2008 10:48 |  #20

Great tones. I like that you left a little bit of open space at the front, some breathing room - makes it feel crowded but not overfull, you can still walk around it with your eyes.




  
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Nov 08, 2008 11:31 |  #21

Looks great exactly as it is.


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Nov 17, 2008 17:27 |  #22

The vice is my only problem with it (as it was shot). No B&W here, and the sepia is already there sufficiently. Try cropping the left to eliminate the vice and notice that your eye no longer jumps around. Very nice shot.


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Nov 17, 2008 21:01 |  #23

It is "busy", but that's exactly what I think makes it.


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Nov 17, 2008 21:27 as a reply to  @ photoguy6405's post |  #24

The soft muted tones and almost mono color are what really brings this image to life -- I can almost feel the dusty environment. Don't change a thing.

mi_reefy wrote in post #6489231 (external link)
i love the scene..
and agree with Ryan about the b&w / sepia conversion ...

couldn't help myself.. hope u don't mind...

just a quick edit:

While technically a good demonstration of controlling tonal range, for me, it changed the mood of the scene from its warm feeling to an image of a dark old building without anything compelling to draw the viewer into the scene.

CannedHeat wrote in post #6490512 (external link)
Ditto! The tonality and soft color / tint are what makes this photo. BW would be too harsh and I think sepia would distract from some of the great, sharp detail.

Absolutely!

Walczak Photo wrote in post #6493756 (external link)
Just my own $.02 worth here....

Personally, I would NOT turn this into a black & white. The soft colors of this shot work perfect for it...any change in that regards would be a big mistake in my opinion. It could stand maybe a slight contrast boost, but I think that would be about it.

The one thing I would change about this composition is simply the angle it was shot in the room or possibly even just the crop. First, having that vice there in the foreground on the left side there is distracting to me. Also having the forge that close to center feels a little awkward. In my mind at least, while this shot is about the over-all look and feel of the room, the forge is really the anchor if you will, so I would have put it further to the left in the composition (rule of thirds).

To be honest here, I think I might have moved around this room a little more and tried shooting it from a few different angles. Again I love the over all feel and the soft saturation but to me there is a lack of symmetry or something here that throws the shot off a bit.

Again just my $.02,
Jim

Agree except about the vice. It is in sharp focus and I feel that it really does a great job of giving depth perception to the image even though it is just a supporting element on the periphery. Additionally, it does not compete to become the center of attention-- it just helps bring the viewer into the scene almost as if just walking past it.


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Nov 24, 2008 17:23 |  #25

Awesome shot..love it


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Nov 24, 2008 19:36 |  #26

Throw a vignette on it and call it a day...Filter > distort>lens correction, (-100,+50)


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