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    Cold and Wet December Morning

    I tried a slight HDRish adjustment to this photo.
    Too dark overall?
    Look cold and wet?
    Does your eye go down the river to the bridge?

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    My eyes work from the right and end up down in the dark area at the bottom. I think the steps on the bottom right do a good job in drawing you down to the river's edge but I just don't quite follow the line up to the bridge. Not sure that I get a wet feeling but certainly a cold and bleak sensation.

    A bit dark for me I think - although I'm wondering if this would work if it was flipped around for us Westerners that read from left to right?

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Thanks Malcolm.
    Looking at this from my wife's laptop, it does appear TOOO DARK. I wonder if the kids have 'adjusted' my desktop monitor again

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    I wonder if the kids have 'adjusted' my desktop monitor again
    You've got those types of kids too huh?

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Looks like it's a tad to dark to me. Hope you don't mine I ran it back though Lightshop since I need the work. May still not be right my poor old eyes not what they use to be.

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Thanks Melkus.

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    OK, let me try this again!
    I think I've lost the eyes going down the river part...

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    I find this last image more easy on the eye, I dont get drawn bridge more to the clouds. I dont feel like the dog helps the picture. T he highlights on the seating areas does say cold and wet to me. My eyes finsh on the bridge. these are all casual observances. I like the scene.

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    silly me put a( to the ) in front of bridge please.

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Hi James, thanks for your comments. I can't believe you don't like my dog!
    I agree Neo doesn't add anything to the picture for you, BUT he does for me

    This image was created from a single file - I saved two versions to jpg almost two stops apart and combined them in the GIMP and added one or two other tweaks. How do you like the overall appearance of the photo? Does it look 'photoshopped'?

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    How do you like the overall appearance of the photo? Does it look 'photoshopped'?
    Nope, it doesn't look over-processed to me. It looks quite natural. This latest one is the best of the various versions, even allowing for Neo's walk-on part.

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    Looks natural to me also. I like the latest version too. The original image showing so much of the bleachers was quite distracting to me. Maybe a long low cropped image just above the bleachers?

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Your last version is far better than the first one that was much too dark. Although the sky looks interesting I would prefer a 16:9 crop with less sky.

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    The composition is weak as I think!

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by ghanim View Post
    The composition is weak as I think!
    LOL, thanks for your opinion on both accounts

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    I think if you cropped toward the lower left you would get a lot more of a Fibonacci spiral leading the eyes into the bridge.

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Interesting Blake, though I must admit I don't know what a fibothingy is

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    I tried a lower left crop, and I didn't like it, so I tried a 16x9 and this definitely helps focus on the bridge I think. What do you think? Interesting how a little crop can change the focus from the sky to the bridge?
    Also I did a quick hack of the dog....

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    I tried a lower left crop, and I didn't like it, so I tried a 16x9 and this definitely helps focus on the bridge I think. What do you think? Interesting how a little crop can change the focus from the sky to the bridge?
    Also I did a quick hack of the dog....

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    Would you believe I found that your dog balanced out the blueness of the sky? I'm actually quite partial to either of your last two edits - But I do think cropping some of the blue out of the sky has removed some of the contrast against the orange on the right so I think I prefer the one with your dog

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    Re: Cold and Wet December Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Interesting Blake, though I must admit I don't know what a fibothingy is
    this kind of a shape
    http://through-the-interface.typepad...0be1bf1970b-pi

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