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Have I Gone Too Far?

 
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Sep 16, 2008 15:55 |  #1

I'm usually one of those people who doesn't like a photo to look too processed. So, although I kinda like the way this one turned out, I'm thinking I went a bit too far. Wondering what everyone else thinks.

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Sep 16, 2008 15:57 |  #2

Not at all, it looks very nice with the light/dark contrast from flowers to the boats




  
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Sep 16, 2008 16:03 as a reply to  @ Nortelbert's post |  #3

I like it alot! The processing is just right for my eyes..it would probably have to be lightened up though for printing?


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Sep 16, 2008 19:58 |  #4

Great job. I really like your PP, and the shot is a great one, too.


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Sep 16, 2008 21:03 |  #5

Never forget that photography is an art, and as such is subjective and governed by personal taste.

What you think is over-processed, I may think needs much more (or vice versa).

It's enough when you've accomplished what you want to say (how you want the image to look).


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Sep 17, 2008 00:38 |  #6

I really like this.
I especially like how the boat in the backround draws your eye to the flowers.

The wood tones are great too!
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Sep 17, 2008 03:05 |  #7

How far is too far like Glenn said photography is an art and is subjective i really like it but i am sure some one else may feel it a tad over PPd but not me.....Great work actually...


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Sep 17, 2008 11:02 |  #8

i like it.
great colors.


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Sep 17, 2008 11:04 |  #9

Good job.

Sometimes cooking the photo makes sense!


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Sep 17, 2008 11:37 |  #10

thank you all for the feedback. I don't know why, but, i still get uptight about the notion of "too much" processing. I guess I fear that the result will be something less than a photograph and instead become more of a digital creation. that being said, I see lots of work by other people that's far beyond photography, but, I still like and appreciate their results.

I guess the bottom line is, if it's asthetically pleasing . . . who cares.

thanks again,

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Sep 17, 2008 18:30 |  #11

I think your processing balances what you know is capable to be produced by the "standard process" of photography and what can be modified on the computer. This is, in my opinion, very well executed. I think "process" has a dual meaning in photography. One meaning equates digital processing with film processing. The other meaning is "process" in the sense that you move a simple photograph forward, progressing it towards your interpretation and what you see in your mind even beyond that which the laws of physics will allow your camera and lens to do.

I agree that there is a point where a photograph looks over processed, but there is room for modification before you arrive at that point where the image still retains a natural quality. Sometimes, aesthetically pleasing is rather subjective and "over-processing" depends on what the photographer/artist seeks to achieve. See, for example, Dave Hill's creations. Art is art and is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.

More correctly, if it is pleasing to you... what else really matters?


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Sep 17, 2008 18:35 |  #12

Ryan,very tasteful,looks almost magazinish,like it should have a pedestal table near the flowers with an elegant wine glass on it. I like it,really easy to look at,thanks for your work. Nice gallery too! Steve B.




  
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Sep 17, 2008 19:01 |  #13

That is a VERY nice picture. You should put that as an available print for purchase as that was the first thing I checked after seeing it.


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Sep 18, 2008 07:28 |  #14

AustinTyler wrote in post #6328937 (external link)
That is a VERY nice picture. You should put that as an available print for purchase as that was the first thing I checked after seeing it.

thank you. I haven't updated that part of my site for awhile. I find myself obsessing over making sure the photo is flawless before putting in that section. problem is, they never are . . .

thanks again for all of the comments.

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Sep 18, 2008 09:43 |  #15

Really like the contrast between the flowers and the "hard light" effect of the background--I think this photo is very effective. If I was to add any critique--In my eyes the shot may be even more effective by allowing the flower's color to remain constant through the whole image. Overall, amazing shot! Frame it.


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