Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Keeper or not?

  1. #1
    Kris V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas and Fort Wayne Indiana
    Posts
    1,629
    Real Name
    Kristianna-Marie - I listen to Kris too.....

    Keeper or not?

    I took this last spring, and was ready to toss it out.
    After playing with it, I began to kinda like it, and when I ended up with the version below, my husband's comment was "Nice, but not very real".
    It tried for a Kinkade effect - more or less.
    I used a colour laser printer with textured paper, and the print may end up on the wall of fame (shame?) in my office.
    C&C most welcome.
    Keeper or not?

  2. #2
    stardelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    rotherham south yorkshire uk
    Posts
    290
    Real Name
    glenn

    Re: Keeper or not?

    kristianna, i can't see an image

  3. #3
    Moderator Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Glenfarg, Scotland
    Posts
    19,701
    Real Name
    Just add 'MacKenzie'

    Re: Keeper or not?

    Just a few minutes later and I'm seeing it okay.

    It's good image, but I'd wonder about cropping to more like a 4:5 ratio. I'm not sure you need all of that pathway at the bottom. And cropping would move the gentleman off the halfway horizontal more down to the bottom 'thirds' horizontal.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    11,334

    Re: Keeper or not?

    Yes, a bit of a crop was also my first thought. And how about printing on canvas to give a really firm texture. I'm not sure what type of textured paper you tried.

  5. #5
    RockNGoalStar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    891
    Real Name
    Tommy

    Re: Keeper or not?

    I like it... ...it has a sort of dreamy feel to it.

    Deffo agree with Donald and Geoff about the crop though.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC
    Posts
    17,884

    Re: Keeper or not?

    Definitely a keeper if you crop the foreground as others have mentioned. It has a nice impressionistic feel to it.

  7. #7
    Kris V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas and Fort Wayne Indiana
    Posts
    1,629
    Real Name
    Kristianna-Marie - I listen to Kris too.....

    Re: Keeper or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    . I'm not sure what type of textured paper you tried.
    Just fancy writing paper that's off-white and is not perfectly smooth. Office Max has quite a few choices.

  8. #8
    Kris V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas and Fort Wayne Indiana
    Posts
    1,629
    Real Name
    Kristianna-Marie - I listen to Kris too.....

    Re: Keeper or not?

    I tried 2 different crops, while keeping the aspect ratio 5x7
    I can't decide which one......
    Keeper or not?
    Trimmed on the right
    Keeper or not?
    Trimmed on the left

  9. #9
    RogerCook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles CA
    Posts
    650
    Real Name
    Roger

    Re: Keeper or not?

    I think the first crop is the one for me.

  10. #10
    kdoc856's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    1,959
    Real Name
    Kevin

    Re: Keeper or not?

    Beautiful image, Kris. Definitely has a Kincaidian feel. I think the first top crop is preferable- the outside tree pulls my eye fron the road a bit, whereas the single tree seems to frame the scene and lead me to your subject.

  11. #11
    Kris V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas and Fort Wayne Indiana
    Posts
    1,629
    Real Name
    Kristianna-Marie - I listen to Kris too.....

    Re: Keeper or not?

    Thanks all for your welcome input.
    I'm also partial to # 1.
    I think from here on I'll leave well enough alone.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Posts
    803
    Real Name
    Gretchen

    Re: Keeper or not?

    Hey, I like this a lot

    The only thing I find distracting is all the "white dots" --where the light is shining thru. I don't know why, but I think they should just be on horizontal surfaces --like the road, tops of leaves etc. In some places, they seem to be part of the tree bark too. Is it just me?

    Don't get me wrong, I think your presentation still works well. It's just the way my brain works . . .

    Also, I like the larger version with the bent tree trunk on the right. Otherwise the straight tree trunk stands out too much and the rest of the right side of the pic looks like it is just standing there alone with no purpose. . . .LOL

    Thanks for posting!

  13. #13
    Kris V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas and Fort Wayne Indiana
    Posts
    1,629
    Real Name
    Kristianna-Marie - I listen to Kris too.....

    Re: Keeper or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by ggt View Post
    Hey, I like this a lot

    The only thing I find distracting is all the "white dots" --where the light is shining thru. I don't know why, but I think they should just be on horizontal surfaces --like the road, tops of leaves etc. In some places, they seem to be part of the tree bark too. Is it just me?

    Don't get me wrong, I think your presentation still works well. It's just the way my brain works . . .

    Also, I like the larger version with the bent tree trunk on the right. Otherwise the straight tree trunk stands out too much and the rest of the right side of the pic looks like it is just standing there alone with no purpose. . . .LOL

    Thanks for posting!
    Thanks for the feedback - I have been experimenting with blending modes in PhotoShop (That's where the "little white dots" come in).
    I have been playing with this picture on and off for so long, I don't exactly remeber what I did. Blurring one layer and blending in "Lighten" mode is one of the things I remember (from a tutorial I found on-line.
    FWIW: I'm a plug-in and filter junkie!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •