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    Light in the Park

    This is one of those images that I can't decide whether I like it or not. The background is busy but doesn't seem to detract from the lamp. I could apply a Lens Blur to the background but I wonder if it wouldn't leave the lamp to - 'uninteresting'?

    Perhaps it is already too uninteresting? Oh well. It is an experiment in trying to see what folks love - or hate in an image. As for me, I can't seem to decide if I should keep or toss.

    Light in the Park

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    Re: Light in the Park

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    This is one of those images that I can't decide whether I like it or not. The background is busy but doesn't seem to detract from the lamp. I could apply a Lens Blur to the background but I wonder if it wouldn't leave the lamp to - 'uninteresting'?

    Perhaps it is already too uninteresting? Oh well. It is an experiment in trying to see what folks love - or hate in an image. As for me, I can't seem to decide if I should keep or toss.

    Light in the Park
    Hm, since it looks like the light is already on, how about having some play with the background (darkening) to give it more of a "night time" feel?

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    Re: Light in the Park

    To be honest, Frank, I can't think of any way to make that scene appeal to me. Maybe a nice blue sky showing through the leaves might help. Alternatively return at night and see what happens.

    Although getting arrested for lurking in the dark bushes might be the result.

    If it was a different design of lamp, with plenty of decorative ironwork etc it might prove more exciting.

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    Re: Light in the Park

    Thanks for the feedback Kris and Geoff! Why didn't I think of that! I tried but this isn't as easy as I would have thought...

    Perhaps we should change the title to Light in the Dark?

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    Re: Light in the Park

    That is much better, Frank. A touch of mystery there; almost like a scene from a Hitchcock film.

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    Re: Light in the Park

    Huge transformation from the first to the second image. Well done!

    Consider cropping a little off the top.

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    Re: Light in the Park

    Thanks Geoff and Mike. Perhaps it's worth saving after all.

    I was looking for an excuse to clone out the post label. Thanks Mike.

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