4 Pics from my trip to Europe C&C

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  1. wlPhotography

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    I took all 4 of these from my trip to Europe last summer and have yet to hear what people think about them and what I can do to improve them next time around.

    Seine River, Paris France:
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    Notre Dame, Paris France:
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    Oxford Courtyard during a short break from the rain:
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    Oxford Garden:
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    #s 1 & 2 seem flat to me, nothing pops. #2 especially!
    #3: not crazy about the storm clouds, they don't fit..and it's a bit too contrasty for the image, almost looks HDRed, did you??
    #4: favorite of the set, but again the clouds..clone them out maybe..make them brighter?? It's like..blue sky + rain clouds..I would probably have liked it better if the sky was gloomy too but it isn't. The clouds just take away from the images imo.
    In general, I like the composition of all the pictures, but I would clone out that red/black&white striped thing in the lower right hand corner of the last one. :)
     
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    You know I was thinking the same thing about the third red and black thing. Ive never noticed it this whole time since Ive taken the photo untill this post. haha and the 3rd photo is a 2 image HDR so I could get better detail on the shadowed area of the building, but I did nothing with the reds, the building is actually a redish tan. The 4th has always been my favorite of these as well.

    Thank you for the help!
    What do you think I could do to fix the "flatness" of the first 2 next time around?
     
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    well you could easily fix it on photoshop or just adjusting levels of brightness. Just try exposing correctly, but editing is important too :)
     
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    i'm not sure why but #3 just looks so unnatural to me...

    btw isn't it "Seine" river?
     
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    I actually like #1 the best. I like the contrasting textures between the water, the sky, and the concrete. The blues and greens give it a cool feel (temperature, not awesomeness). #3 and #4 look a bit too saturated. They look overly processed.
     
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    Yes it is the Seine River Sorry for the Typo haha and I agree the more I look at it, it does look over saturated, Ill try to post an edit of it in a bit.

    Im trying to figure out what exactly you meant by the (temperature, not awesomeness) part; Do you mean that you don't like the cool feel of the photo or just that temperature in the photo is not good? The first and 4th are my 2 favorite. Ill try to post another of the 4th image as well with a little less saturation.
     
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    The 4th one is my favorite. I like the color contrast. I agree perhaps get rid of the heavy dark clouds.
     
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    I like the Notre Dame one. The horizon is a bit crooked though; that could stand a bit of tweaking.

    Actually, they're all nice.
     
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    Ok here is an Update on 2 of my previous 4 photo's. I lightened the clouds which though sounded easy took a lot of tweaking because I had a hard time finding a way to brighten just them and nothing else but at the same time trying not to lose the contrast. I also changed up one of the clouds a bit since it started to bug me the more I looked at the photo.

    Thank you Jeremy for noticing this I straightened it up a bit and I feel it looks much better.

    #1 Before:
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    #2 Before:
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    #2 After:
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    I really like the touch ups.

    The horizon fix on #2 looks tricky due to the bend of the canal

    nice job
     
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    Cool Photos.I love Europe,and really like this awesome pics Europe.Those are simply awesome.Would you please share more pics of Europe skyscraper.
     

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