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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    NEW EDIT ADDED (SEE POST #9)
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice image; I think I'd like to see it with a little more contrast however.
     
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    I agree,a little more contrast but not too much mind as it would take away from the texture
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks for your comments, guys. I tried a more contrasty version, but what I came up with was not good enough.
     
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    It's pretty interesting, the angle of it sort of distracts from the subject for me though.

    Also, seeing as the edges are quite light, I think it would benefit from a dark border to really "close" the edges off and keep the picture a solid unit.
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well, I shot it as I found it :) One of the hinges was about to burst (this place is really 125 years old), so the door was quite crooked.

    This is a great piece of advice, thanks!
     
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    Interesting. Have you played around with Curves in Photoshop?
     
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    My post-processing skills are almost non-existent. Feel free to play with the image if you want ...
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    OK, it took me a while but I have come up with what I hope is a better result. I added some vignetting, some sharpening, and some contrast.



    Thoughts?
     
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    I like both but--there's one in every crowd--I like the original better. Good work.
     
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    Thanks guys. I have the nagging feeling that the new version is either too sharp or too contrasty ┬ľor both.
     

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