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    Welcome to the Red Light District

    Taken in a local park in Shepparton yesterday on a very grey and overcast day. Two shots First after a light crop and a bit of PP, and then a second after a bit of PS cloning and some more cropping. C&C always welcomed, please. For how can we improve if we don't seek guidance?


    Welcome to the Red Light District

    Welcome to the Red Light District
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    Re: Welcome to the Red Light District

    You're really getting into these provocative titles aren't you Ken. As they say, SEX SELLS. You weren't a newspaper sub-editor in an earlier life were you ? Somehow I just can't contemplate "Shepparton" and "Red Light District" in the one sentence.

    I like the first image better despite the concrete cows, it's sharper with stronger colours.

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    Re: Welcome to the Red Light District

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    You're really getting into these provocative titles aren't you Ken. As they say, SEX SELLS. You weren't a newspaper sub-editor in an earlier life were you ? Somehow I just can't contemplate "Shepparton" and "Red Light District" in the one sentence.

    I like the first image better despite the concrete cows, it's sharper with stronger colours.

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    No I wasn't! Probably just my warped mind expressing itself. And you are quite right. Shepp is a bit of a dull, non event, despite its size, and very far removed from anything like Kings Cross.
    Thanks for viewing and comment. Interestingly,# 2 is just a rework of #1 and so the loss of sharpness and colour, which I hadn't really picked up until you pointed it out, has happened following a bit of minor cloning and a crop. I didn't do as told and resharpen after this before saving! Will know better next time!
    Cheers
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    Re: Welcome to the Red Light District

    Hi Ken
    Nice images, red is always good as an eye attractor in a photograph.
    I can see what appears to be a horse or maybe even a cow in the distance, had you considered using the bridge as a leading line to the animal in the distance?
    If you moved square on with the bridge, the 2 red lamps would act as a frame for the image lead the eye over the bridge and down to the cow/horse. A telephoto lens would compress the distance between the different components in the image.
    Its just a thought.

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    Re: Welcome to the Red Light District

    Quote Originally Posted by CBImages View Post
    Hi Ken
    Nice images, red is always good as an eye attractor in a photograph.
    I can see what appears to be a horse or maybe even a cow in the distance, had you considered using the bridge as a leading line to the animal in the distance?
    If you moved square on with the bridge, the 2 red lamps would act as a frame for the image lead the eye over the bridge and down to the cow/horse. A telephoto lens would compress the distance between the different components in the image.



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    Hi Chris
    Thanks for feed back and interesting suggestions. I was using a zoom lens. And I was trying to incorporate the red railings into the shot. When I moved square on I ' lost ' them. But I take your point. It is a good thought and would probably result in a much better composition. And the figure in the background was an oddly painted cow sculpture. It was not very atrtactive close up.
    Cheers
    Ken

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