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    The histograms of both shots are showing a lot of black. #1 composition doesn't really work for me - it's a little too 'busy', with nothing specific to focus upon. #2 is a better composition, although the angle seems off - too much skew to the left? With B&W you have to rely much more on light, and especialy the contrast between dark and light areas. Your #2 would benefit from the lighter areas being enhanced to give it more impact. It's a good scene though, and worth trying again. That V-shaped wall gives it lots of depth.

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    Re: Local Graveyard. thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Brad

    The histograms of both shots are showing a lot of black. #1 composition doesn't really work for me - it's a little too 'busy', with nothing specific to focus upon. #2 is a better composition, although the angle seems off - too much skew to the left? With B&W you have to rely much more on light, and especialy the contrast between dark and light areas. Your #2 would benefit from the lighter areas being enhanced to give it more impact. It's a good scene though, and worth trying again. That V-shaped wall gives it lots of depth.
    I think it's the flat headstones in the first that takes away the character of what we are familiar with in cemeteries. Using a lower perspective could add more character to the shot. But then again, everyone's perception of a cemetery is different.

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    Re: Local Graveyard. thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Brad

    The histograms of both shots are showing a lot of black. #1 composition doesn't really work for me - it's a little too 'busy', with nothing specific to focus upon. #2 is a better composition, although the angle seems off - too much skew to the left? With B&W you have to rely much more on light, and especialy the contrast between dark and light areas. Your #2 would benefit from the lighter areas being enhanced to give it more impact. It's a good scene though, and worth trying again. That V-shaped wall gives it lots of depth.
    This is all new to me, how can you see the histograms??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pez View Post
    This is all new to me, how can you see the histograms??
    If you use Firefox as your browser, there's a plug-in you can install (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ogram%20viewer).

    Then you just right click on any image and choose the 'Show Histogram of Image' option.

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    Re: Local Graveyard. thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pez View Post
    This is all new to me, how can you see the histograms??
    Hi Brad,

    If Histograms are very new, have a read of this thread where I just posted some info about using them and accessing in Elements (if that's any help)

    Cheers,

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    Re: Local Graveyard. thoughts?

    thanks for the comments guys. im going to read that article Dave. im not too informed on histograms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pez View Post
    This is all new to me, how can you see the histograms??
    Mark

    As Donald said, it's a Firefox add-on. But have a look at this thread too, as it has some other very useful add-ons for forum useage Firefox add-on: Open with Photoshop

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    Is this better from a levels perspective? its my first edit focused on the levels. i added a gradient because i wanted to try and keep the dark eerie type scene of a graveyard Local Graveyard. thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradSut26 View Post
    Is this better from a levels perspective? its my first edit focused on the levels. i added a gradient because i wanted to try and keep the dark eerie type scene of a graveyard Local Graveyard. thoughts?
    According to the histogram on this new shot, your highest white count (it's like having a blood test, isn't it?) is 205. You can go up to 255.

    Did you shoot this in RAW? if you want to post it to http://www.mediafire.com/myfiles.php I could have a go at an edit for you. Or post a high quality JPEG if you didn't shoot it as RAW. Up to you.

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    i shot it in RAW. i always do so i have more control in PP. ill post it on mediafire. give me a sec

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradSut26 View Post
    Mark

    That seems to be a jpeg, and it looks as if it's been processed. Do you have the RAW?

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    sorry. i forgot that i only emailed myself (lol) the processed jpeg out of lightroom. all i have right now is the jpeg format. i can send the RAW format in a few hours

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