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Jun 09, 2009 18:28 |  #1

Hey guys,

Had this posted in the Urban and City Life thread. Not really happy with and not sure why. It's strange as out of all the shots I posted on that thread, this was everyone's favourite.

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It is from Sydney's Luminous festival (www.vividsydney.com.au (external link)) for those who are interested.
The bench was lit up as part of the exhibit.

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Jun 10, 2009 23:17 |  #2

No comments?
Not even that the tree to the right is distracting?
Or that it could use a tighter crop from the top?

Or just a general, I don't like this.... or you!....

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Jun 10, 2009 23:21 |  #3

i really like it!

totally didn't even notice the tree on the right until i read your post. i was trying to figure out how that bench is lit like that. haha


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Jun 11, 2009 00:36 |  #4

Thanks :)

There is a light hanging from another tree (out of frame)

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Jun 11, 2009 01:45 |  #5

For some reason, I felt like the things in the background were distracting to it. So real fast I burnt them in photoshop, and here are the results. (Oh and to clarify... I am in no way a professional and haven't taken any classes in this... its just how I feel.)

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But personally I think it helps.

**edit** oops, I missed a spot on accident. I'll fix it real fast and reupload..... DONE

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Jun 11, 2009 01:46 |  #6

i like it....
maybe its the bright buildings behind the bench, a darker overall background?


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Jun 11, 2009 01:53 |  #7

Hmm,

I like the burn you've done, but then again, I like overly dark photos.
It really helped with the building in the centre.

Thanks for taking the time to edit.

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Jun 11, 2009 02:01 |  #8

Haha no problem. But yeah that's what I though too about the center building.


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Jun 11, 2009 17:40 |  #9

i prefer the original. the bit of color really helps it


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Jun 11, 2009 18:48 |  #10

I like the original also. The blue light on the tree off to the left is a tad distracting. I like how the bench is very inviting. This one would be hung!


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Jun 11, 2009 19:39 |  #11

I like it alot. i would take away from the background (city lights) saturation or even make everything black and white except for the bench and the lightened ground under it. Either way it's a great shot. If you're a "purist" and don't like to experiment with photoshop then disregard all my suggestions and leave it as you shot it, lol.


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Jun 11, 2009 23:40 as a reply to  @ gamec0mmander's post |  #12

I like it as is..;)


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Jun 12, 2009 20:38 |  #13

Wow. Thanks for all the input guys. Maybe I should consider hanging this lol.

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Jun 13, 2009 10:33 as a reply to  @ RMXSeven's post |  #14

Beautiful photo. Maybe take out the high rise in the back or really darken it. Great photo!


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Jun 13, 2009 10:44 |  #15

I really like this picture. The reason I like this is the contrast of subject. You have a park/forestry area against a big city. With the light on the bench it tells a story. To me it says, no matter how busy you are you need to take a minute to come sit outside and relax once in awhile. (maybe a little dorky but w/e) Really cool shot man!


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