Grimlock wrote in post #9745754
First shot is cool.
Not digging the PP on the others.
peter_co wrote in post #9745769
I really like the first shot. The isolated skier with the sky as a backdrop makes for a very effective composition.
The second on is also interesting. Although I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of posterization (or any other such effects), I have to admit that it worked rather well in this case. I'm sure the original pic is also interesting though.
As for the last one, to be frank I don't really like it. The original is infinitely better by my tastes.
HostileM6 wrote in post #9746585
Not a fan of the PP.
too intense and seems like it was done in a simple photo editor.
Thanks for the feedback, fellas. I find it interesting to read what others have to say. For the record, my wife likes #1, dislikes #2 and kinda likes #3. But she's an engineer so I have to take her critique with a grain of salt.
These were done in CS4. So the program isn't a "simple photo editor" but I consider myself one. The light was pretty flat on these, so I wanted to go with an over-the-top look, especially with the last two.
#1 is simple vignette, some dodging and blue photo filter.
#2 is with the ink outline filter, along with some shadow/hightlight edits
#3 is simple vignette and ink outline filter plus another filter (forget which one) to blow up the effect.
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