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    doubledecker sunflower

    i happen to past this old bus sitting in a field of sunflowers early one morning.god knows why it was ending its days there but i just had to stop c&c welcome


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    this was just a quick go in silver efex pro 2 which i'm still getting to grips with

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    I, for one, am glad you stopped! It's one of those shots that make you smile.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    The first one is especially nice. Considering that the scene is so unusual, you might want to bump up the reds and yellows to bring out the extremism.

    I came across two buses in a field of weeds as high as your sunflowers that seemed as if someone was living in them. There were all sorts of electronic equipment on the interior and exterior of the buses. My wife and I also stopped to capture a few images of them, so I understand why you felt the scene was compelling.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Really cool! Nice job.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    It must have been left there strictly for the photo op. #1 is great. Nice find.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    i wish could of got closer to get different angle on the bus.i'll be passing this bus alot more now. so i'll be exploring this a bit more but i'm not sure how it'll look without the sunflowers.
    thanks for the feedback

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Excellent photographic opportunity and capture Paul.

    I agree with Mike about pushing the saturation even if the scene becomes a bit unrealistic in order to highlight exactly that, the surrealism.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    bit of a boost
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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    I just love this...it's fabulous.

    So many possibilities for putting text in the destination roller on the front too.

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    I think in your redo, that you increased the brightness of the bus and flowers. I did a test for myself, which was to download your image into Photoshop, add a hue/saturation adjustment layer, and up the red saturation only. I know it's a personal preference. You may not like it, but for me, it added just a bit of pop. Just a thought.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Curtis View Post
    I think in your redo, that you increased the brightness of the bus and flowers. I did a test for myself, which was to download your image into Photoshop, add a hue/saturation adjustment layer, and up the red saturation only. I know it's a personal preference. You may not like it, but for me, it added just a bit of pop. Just a thought.
    very true i'd be interested in seeing your take on my image.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Paul,

    The objection I have to the increased brightness is that the image now has a contradiction. The brightness suggests direct sunlight. The few shadows that exist are very soft, indicating very diffuse light caused by cloud cover.

    Try just increasing the saturation of the entire image (not a lot, just a little) or increasing the red and/or yellow channel while leaving the brightness as is in your original.
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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    For your entertainment, Paul: Not a double decker but definitely a double

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsy View Post
    very true i'd be interested in seeing your take on my image.
    OK, let's see how it looks on this forum. It looks pretty good on my home monitor. As I mentioned, all I did was to increase the saturation in the red colors. You'll have to decide if you like it or not as it is personal preference.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Great reds, Ken. However, I think it dominates the sunflowers. I'd like to see a similar boost applied to the sunflowers.

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Saturation with LAB mode, and a bit more sharpening.................................Very nice photo



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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Steve's image is exactly what I had in mind when I made the recommendation to portray the extremism of the scene. For me, the brilliant reds and yellows balance each other in a natural way that says, "Wow! What is that old bus doing in the middle of all those sunflowers?!"

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    Re: doubledecker sunflower

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Saturation with LAB mode, and a bit more sharpening.................................Very nice photo



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