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    Requesting Your Comments - "Garden Wall"

    Recently posted this in one of the competitions and would like to get some member feedback. What do you like (not like) about this photo? What would make it a better photo?

    I originally envisioned this as an image in the Victorian- art noveau style. I had a difficult time separating the vines from the multi-colored stone background. I over-processed the vines a bit to achieve the effect I was after. Does this work for you?

    Happy to hear your suggestions.

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    Re: Requesting Your Comments - "Garden Wall"

    As a study in texture, it's not bad.

    It is nearly symmetrical, yet not quite balanced, neither symmetrically nor asymmetrically.

    Probably what this needs most is a definite subject, rather than three textures.
    Last edited by Designer; 24th June 2013 at 09:23 PM.

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    Re: Requesting Your Comments - "Garden Wall"

    Gerry, I believe your concept was good, but the photo appears flat (not very dimensional) IMHO.


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    Re: Requesting Your Comments - "Garden Wall"

    Yes, a bit flat due to the somewhat homogenized tone. Nothing really stands out. It would be a candidate for adding contrast with a brush. An interesting shot Gerry.

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    Re: Requesting Your Comments - "Garden Wall"

    Yes, Gerry, the stems seem over processed to me. Too sharp and harsh against an overly soft wall; so it doesn't seem quite natural.

    Possibly works better in colour?

    It would be interesting to see the original unedited photo.

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    Original - "Garden Wall"

    Geoff:
    As requested, here is a jpeg of the original (which was shot in RAW format). A little bit of work to patch up the clipped areas and to separate the vines from the similarly colored stones. Happy to hear your further C&C.
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    Re: Original - "Garden Wall"

    I definitely prefer the colour version, Gerry. Some nice subtle tones in the wall contrasting with the foliage.

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    Re: Original - "Garden Wall"

    Thanks for the advice,

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    Re: Original - "Garden Wall"

    My vote is for the monochrome version. I find it much more moody.

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    Re: Original - "Garden Wall"

    Crop to remove leaves and keep B&W. This should help emphasize texture. The photo is really about the branches, the leaves are superfluous in my myopic and egocentric opinion (MEOP).

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