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Nov 08, 2009 20:02 |  #1

Ok, so I am a rookie and offered to do this for free for a co-worker. This staircase is something that is very special to the family so I decided to make it the subject... Please critique and let me know what you think. Thanks!

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Nov 08, 2009 20:05 |  #2

The selective coloring really dosent work


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Nov 08, 2009 20:10 as a reply to  @ mxracer535's post |  #3

Technically it looks like you've done a fine job on the spot color.

I do agree that it's not quite working overall. I think the eye contact and relatively tight composure on the person is fighting with the color for dominance. It's still hard not to identify the person as the subject. Maybe if you stepped back and went vertical, you could show more of the staircase and put the person in a bottom corner?


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Nov 08, 2009 20:19 |  #4

Originally he was the subject when it was just a color shot, but thought I would try something different. I appreciate the feedback. Mxracer535, not sure what you mean by the selective coloring?




  
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Nov 08, 2009 20:35 |  #5

I kind of like the photo overall. I do agree with rob that a vertical presentation might have been better. I do like the selective coloring (only thing being in color is the stairs). It doesn't work for all photos, but I like it in this one.


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Nov 08, 2009 20:41 |  #6

The selective color is drawing my off away from your subject.


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Nov 08, 2009 21:07 |  #7

Maybe have the subject in color and the staircase in B & W. That way he is the focus rather than the staircase.


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