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Feb 17, 2009 16:51 |  #1

This is my first attempt at this type of photo.(Is there a name for this technique?) Just wondering what you all think about the PP work. The original was pretty flat and dark. I did some D&B to tone down the highlighted areas and lighten up the building structure itself. Didn't want to go to bright so as to keep the abandoned look. C&C encouraged!

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Feb 17, 2009 18:09 |  #2

I'm pretty sure technique is called selective colour.

The textures in the piping are really appealing, however the texture in the BG don't quite match here, a little dodging and burning in the foreground may help with that. I think the crop is a little tight and could allow for a little more ground to the front and L side of the piping. Also the structure doesn't appear geometrically horizontal, though that may be more due to the shooting angle.

Oh I just noticed you missed colouring a bit of the pipe on the lower L.

Overall the image is quite appealing and keep working with this style!


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Feb 17, 2009 20:48 |  #3

I think this shot could have been a lot stronger with a much shallower depth-of-field. maybe experiment with a portrait orientation as well. I can take or leave, the selective color. I think it probably works ok here because the background is pretty drab anyway. however, that style of photography is generally considered pretty gimicky.

definately some potential here though.

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Feb 17, 2009 20:53 |  #4

what they said. I think it really needs a shallower depth of field


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Feb 17, 2009 21:43 as a reply to  @ yanchula81's post |  #5

Thanks for the replies. Now that I look at it, the color seems over saturated. The shallow DOF is a good idea, didn't even think of that when shooting.


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Feb 18, 2009 03:21 |  #6

RAPhotography wrote in post #7348473 (external link)
I think this shot could have been a lot stronger with a much shallower depth-of-field. maybe experiment with a portrait orientation as well. I can take or leave, the selective color. I think it probably works ok here because the background is pretty drab anyway. however, that style of photography is generally considered pretty gimicky.

definately some potential here though.

ryan

+1 totally agreed


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Feb 18, 2009 05:17 |  #7

well done.. rule of thirds and colour choise..n like wat eddy said.. that lil portion need to be colour and the image need contrusting and sharper.. i just might feel it need a impact tothe picture


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