a gate

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  1. trm

    trm TPF Noob!

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    this one didn't quite come out like i wanted but i'm not sure why. what could i have done to make it better?

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    if that's too big let me know and i will scale it down.

    thanks
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Thats really eerie. What post work was done, cos I cant hardly make out any of the details in the gate itself?
     
  3. trm

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    not much actually. it was a color image originally so i changed it to black and white and some level adjustment but that's about it. it was completly dark when i took it is the reason there is no detail on the front of the gate.

    i was going for an eerie feel though
     
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    Success! That's a very eerie photo. What was the light source here?
     
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    hhaaaaaaa!! REally nice compostition. Dont know why you dont like it? I love it. Kinda reminds me of like the gate to heaven, lol.
     
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    Try cropping the top out and just a touch on the bottom. It gives it a different feel. :p
     
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    i think the areas surrounding the door (just past the lit part) need more definition. especially the fence, which needs to stand out from what's behind it.

    i sat staring at this for a while, i really thought it was two different images spliced together, but i can see now that it's not. kind of confusing

    very eerie though. cool capture :)
     
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    Superb shot, very original. Definately would look better with the roof(s) cropped off. They are too distracting right now.
     
  9. trm

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    thanks everyone.

    a crop like this maybe?
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    or even more maybe? feel free to give an example if you want
     
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    forgot to answer this one, i was just using a flash light from behind the gate. i believe it was a 25 second exposure.
     
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    At first glance I didn't care much for this and reserved comment, but after revisiting it several times, it has certainly grown on me. The light penetrating the gate makes this for me! I like the crop better...keeps me more focused on the subject. Can you get rid of the plumbing vent pipe on the roof?
     
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    thanks again

    here it is minus the pipe

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    am i getting close?
     

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