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Dec 05, 2013 11:39 |  #1

Took this on my first real attempt at some nighttime photography. I really like it, but I wanted some feedback on what other's thought. The only thing that I can't decide is if I should have pulled the long piece of grass in the front left. It doesn't distract me too much, but I am undecided if it would be better without, or have less depth if it was gone.

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Dec 05, 2013 12:02 |  #2

That long piece of grass appears as if its casting a shadow against the sky. Now that just does not look right. But its a cool looking image anyway. :)


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Dec 05, 2013 16:06 |  #3

Grizz wrote in post #16503838 (external link)
That long piece of grass appears as if its casting a shadow against the sky. Now that just does not look right. But its a cool looking image anyway. :)

My thought too. What is it casting it's shadow on?


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Dec 05, 2013 18:09 as a reply to  @ saea501's post |  #4

Maybe the shadow is the grass in one spot, then the flash went off (second curtain) and lit the grass in a slightly different spot?

Cool photo and the grass shadow is interesting.


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Dec 05, 2013 18:12 as a reply to  @ mike325's post |  #5

I think the grass and strange shadow makes it look even more surreal. I really like the photo.




  
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Dec 05, 2013 18:50 |  #6

It's a nice setup, but frankly yea my eye was instantly drawn to whatever that shadow on the grass is. It's just a visually strange element, cool, but kind of took away from the main subject.


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Dec 05, 2013 18:58 |  #7

I like the picture but with that grass thing going on it appears as if the background is a mural or something. Like the processing you did.




  
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Dec 06, 2013 06:41 |  #8

Thanks for everyone's feed back. I think it is an artifact of the long exposure. I am going to try to see if I can process out the shadow. I hadn't tried yet because it will be the most detailed pixel pushing I have done yet.


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Dec 06, 2013 10:04 |  #9

I'd just cut the grass - the long bright ones.


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