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    Not far from home

    I have been at a photographic impasse as of late and needed a fresh start. I did the 100 paces challenge.

    Here are the results:

    100 paces.
    Not far from home

    Not far from home

    Not far from home

    200 paces.
    Not far from home

    Not far from home

    Not far from home

    300 paces.
    Not far from home

    Not far from home

    Not far from home

    Please comment.

    Marie
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    Re: Not far from home

    all nice but I like the black and whites best. I am thinking #2 may also look good in black and white.

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    Re: Not far from home

    Hi Marie,

    I like #3, #4, and #7 best.

    The composition of #3 is great. I'd try to lower the highlights just a bit and find your white and black points. Maybe just a tad more contrast. To top it off, I'd add a slight post-crop vignette.

    #4 is wonderful. I'd add a post-crop vignette.

    The textures on #7 are good, and I love the contrast of the red and blue with the foliage. The sky is blown out - I'd try a tighter crop to remove it. I think this one is a great HDR candidate.

    May I have your permission to download these and try my suggestions?

    Great set, very nicely done!

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    Marie, I also like the two BWs best. Just two suggestions. On the first BW, I would play a little bit with dark vignetting. On the second picture it might interesting to bring out more strongly the difference in the texture between the wood and the stone.

    Karm

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    Re: Not far from home

    Thanks Mark. I love B&W, but was afraid this series would become a B&W set. LOL.

    Cliff, you can download and edit away. It is the way I learn. I had already done an HDR version of #7, but not a crop. Cannot wait to see what you come up with.

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    Karm, I did something like that in Silver Efex Pro, but was hesitant to get too "gritty". If you want to have a go, please feel free.

    I cannot wait to see everyone's edits!!

    Marie

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    Re: Not far from home

    Thanks Marie,

    All edits in Lightroom 4.

    Here's #3:

    Not far from home
    Increased the contrast just a tad, lowered the highlights, raised the whites, and lowered the blacks. Added a post-crop vignette.

    #4:

    Not far from home

    Added a post-crop vignette

    #7:

    Not far from home

    Cropped out a lot of the sky on the top and left, and also a lot of the truck on the right. Converted to HDR in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

    Thanks for letting me play!

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    Re: Not far from home

    I like what you have done!!!

    I have the Nik collection as well, so I can reproduce your efforts.

    Thanks again,

    Marie

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    Re: Not far from home

    You're welcome. I really like your images.

    I *love* Nik software. I bought the whole collection a few weeks ago when Google put it on sale for $149. I'm still learning how best to use all of it, but it is very powerful stuff.

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    Tried just inserting a smiley, but quick reply did not like just that.

    It was a fun walk. I used my 24-105 lens and took a polarizer and 550 closeup lens. I was able to be more flexible when shooting.

    Give it a go as well. Tennessee is beautiful.

    Marie

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    Re: Not far from home

    Nice shots Marie! I am fan of the horse shot, the wood & stone close up and the two trucks (the mono conversion). I too have been at a bit of a stand still lately with my photography as well but getting out and shooting is half the battle as your lovely results prove

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    Re: Not far from home

    Hi, Shane,

    Thank you. Lizzie is our rescue draft. We've had her 4 years now. We guesstimate that she is about 24. She is aging and arthritic, but can still reach the grass.

    I'll bet Hawaii is beautiful. I would love to see some pictures.

    Marie

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