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Jul 18, 2010 23:14 |  #1

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Jul 18, 2010 23:17 |  #2

Sorry, doesn't work for me. The empty space doesn't add anything and I think the processing is a bit too much. I think if you cropped you could get something decent though.


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Jul 18, 2010 23:43 |  #3

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Jul 19, 2010 00:08 |  #4

lonelyjew wrote in post #10561582 (external link)
Sorry, doesn't work for me. The empty space doesn't add anything and I think the processing is a bit too much. I think if you cropped you could get something decent though.

Thanks.

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What do you mean?

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Jul 19, 2010 06:55 |  #5

Way too much negative space.


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Jul 19, 2010 11:23 |  #6

Eagles are usually grand and majestic. This one looks so small and unassuming in the corner. My eye keeps getting drawn to the diagonal white cloud on the left.

Not sure what you were trying to portray.


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Jul 19, 2010 15:23 |  #7

Thanks for the comments, guys.

I was using my 50mm so I couldn't get any closer. When I get home I'll play with cropping it to see if that helps its cause.

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Jul 19, 2010 22:38 |  #8

Is this any better?

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Jul 19, 2010 22:45 as a reply to  @ MJ23FE's post |  #9

Personally, I like the original as far as framing goes but I think the contrast is up too high...the darks/shadows on and around the bird are a bit harsh.

The story that *I* see there is a landbound bird, looking to the sky and wishing it could go there, as the jet that left that contrail does. Maybe not the inital thought behind it, but it works for me.


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Jul 20, 2010 06:56 |  #10

Snydremark wrote in post #10568104 (external link)
Personally, I like the original as far as framing goes but I think the contrast is up too high...the darks/shadows on and around the bird are a bit harsh.

The story that *I* see there is a landbound bird, looking to the sky and wishing it could go there, as the jet that left that contrail does. Maybe not the inital thought behind it, but it works for me.

Bingo! I can definitely work on making it a little less contrasty.

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Jul 23, 2010 04:25 as a reply to  @ MJ23FE's post |  #11

I like the use of negative space in the first image, I think you were right on track with the cropping from the start.


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Jul 23, 2010 11:56 |  #12

The first crop also works best for me but the clouds are distracting. If it had been nice puffy clouds it would work but the "lines" distract.


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Jul 23, 2010 18:11 as a reply to  @ imahawki's post |  #13

For me, the donut-shaped portion of the column base is in sharper focus than the eagle and my eyes are drawn more to the texture of that part of the column.

I was looking forward to seeing a candid shot of Glenn Frey or Don Henley ;)

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