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Sep 14, 2011 05:28 |  #1

Please critique.

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Sep 14, 2011 08:46 |  #2

I like the lines in this shot. The road gives a good lead in and the slope works to take your eye to the jeep. I like the colours too.


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Sep 14, 2011 11:34 |  #3

Agree - nice tones and composition.




  
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Sep 14, 2011 11:41 |  #4

Composition is appealing. My one gripe is that the highlights in the clouds forced the land to have a narrow tonal range. It looks dull and underexposed. I would try Photoshop's CS5 HDR tool on it. I know I'll catch a lot of flack on this and there was a time when I would have been one of those. However, I used it on a shot and it was much easier to get what I wanted than shadows and highlights adjustment or selecting the land areas (in this case) and adjusting levels. You don't have to go overboard and give it that faux-HDR look.


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Sep 14, 2011 12:29 |  #5

nice


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Sep 14, 2011 13:46 |  #6

I like it, my one critique would be that the tones and saturation suggest to my mind an "old time" photo and the modern Jeep kind of clashes with that. Would have been awesome with a 1940s vehicle in it. However even as it is it's a great shot. Congrats.




  
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Sep 14, 2011 13:51 |  #7

Wow, I absolutely love this shot!


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Sep 14, 2011 16:58 |  #8

pitrow wrote in post #13103031 (external link)
I like it, my one critique would be that the tones and saturation suggest to my mind an "old time" photo and the modern Jeep kind of clashes with that. Would have been awesome with a 1940s vehicle in it. However even as it is it's a great shot. Congrats.

My thoughts exactly.

Beautiful shot. Good job, man.




  
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Sep 14, 2011 23:12 |  #9

Oh wow, I really like that. I love the depth in the clouds and the composition.




  
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Sep 15, 2011 04:24 as a reply to  @ Candyann's post |  #10

Thank you all for the nice words. I'm quite fond of this picture myself (probably my best).

joedlh wrote in post #13102363 (external link)
Composition is appealing. My one gripe is that the highlights in the clouds forced the land to have a narrow tonal range. It looks dull and underexposed. I would try Photoshop's CS5 HDR tool on it. I know I'll catch a lot of flack on this and there was a time when I would have been one of those. However, I used it on a shot and it was much easier to get what I wanted than shadows and highlights adjustment or selecting the land areas (in this case) and adjusting levels. You don't have to go overboard and give it that faux-HDR look.

Thank you for the suggestion. Can you direct me to a tutorial on using the HDR tool?

pitrow wrote in post #13103031 (external link)
I like it, my one critique would be that the tones and saturation suggest to my mind an "old time" photo and the modern Jeep kind of clashes with that. Would have been awesome with a 1940s vehicle in it. However even as it is it's a great shot. Congrats.

Yeah I agree that a vintage car would be more appropriate. But I figured since the Wrangler is such a classic design, it would be OK.

Thank you all again for the nice words and critiques. It's taken a while to get here.




  
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Sep 15, 2011 08:49 |  #11

Fahad79 wrote in post #13106362 (external link)
Thank you for the suggestion. Can you direct me to a tutorial on using the HDR tool?

I can't help you there. I just played around with it. Try the different sliders to see what effects you get.


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