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Apr 14, 2011 16:27 |  #1

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Apr 14, 2011 16:32 |  #2

Nice shot


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Apr 15, 2011 16:58 |  #3

that is close did it eat you!




  
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Apr 15, 2011 18:38 as a reply to  @ dschapin's post |  #4

Great capture but I would prefer it with a bit more subtle processing. I don't know whether you have done some pseudo HDR on it, or just over sharpened it, but it looks too much like a drawing to me, and not like a photograph.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 11:26 |  #5

^^^^ I have to agree ^^^^


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Apr 16, 2011 13:53 |  #6

No HDR, probably over sharpened - I tend to get carried away with that filter :(


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Apr 16, 2011 23:36 |  #7

why are so many of you concerned with how "natural" or photographic it looks? Not critizing but an image is an image... with all this technology and imagination and creativity who cares what it looks like or what its supposed to look like! do you like the image or not!?


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Apr 17, 2011 00:03 |  #8

YES!


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Apr 17, 2011 03:45 |  #9

pictureperf wrote in post #12237296 (external link)
why are so many of you concerned with how "natural" or photographic it looks? Not critizing but an image is an image... with all this technology and imagination and creativity who cares what it looks like or what its supposed to look like! do you like the image or not!?

Well, if you put it like that, no, I don't like the image.

How can you say "who cares what it looks like"? It's a photograph and, like any other image or artwork, whether it be a photograph, painting, sculpture etc., "what it looks like" is everything. Put an image in front of someone and all they have to judge it on, is what it looks like.

I stated that this is a great capture, and I stand by that. It is a good composition and a well captured expression. Processed less aggressively, I would probably love it, as it stands I don't like it. I'm sorry, but that is based entirely on "what it looks like".

My first thought, on seeing the image, should have been "wow, great shot" rather than my actual first thought of "s**t, that's been oversharpened".

A photographer can, of course, present an image any way that pleases them. This is an art form after all, and very personal in taste. However, anybody viewing the image is also allowed to hold an opinion on it, based upon their own tastes.

I welcome all comments on my images, good or bad, if people don't like my work then telling me that, and explaining why they don't like it, helps me to advance.




  
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Apr 17, 2011 04:30 |  #10

Thanks for all the comments and interest. Here's another try with only a tiny amount of high pass sharpening and a slight levels tweak.

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Apr 17, 2011 04:33 |  #11

And this is SOOC

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Apr 17, 2011 06:42 |  #12

great shot. I prefer the second attempt you've had. I also thought the first looked way oversharpened.
The composition and image itself are great though, and as was mentioned, it is much better to let that come through. Nice work :)


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Apr 17, 2011 15:06 |  #13

Beautiful expression, love it!


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Apr 18, 2011 21:14 |  #14

Perfect.




  
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Apr 18, 2011 21:14 |  #15

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