Alley - C&C Pls!

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  1. voidet

    voidet TPF Noob!

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    Hey Everyone!
    Bit nervous here, posting my first pic to be ripped apart!

    Shot in Dortmund Germany last August:
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    If you would like a more detail version please check out:
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    Love to know what you think :)
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    It's a pretty cool shot. The highlights are blown vs. the shadows.So it is something that is hard to print. Was that the conversion you where looking for? I guess it gives a old photo look, but I always lean more toward the contrasty B&W.
     
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    Heya!

    Well the original shot was washed out, and the colours were already dark, and the sky overexposed. So i thought i would exaggerate these just a little bit more, increase the contrast and turn it to a mild sepia tone :) Then yeah! it turned out to be a really old style shot.

    Thanks for your comments?
    Any comments on composition or anything you think that lacks KevinR?
     
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    The extreme right side is a little distracting that has the light section. Maybe cropping out. I guess it has a word on it. I just popped a straight B&W in for a different view. Not saying this is better. Just a bump of contrast.

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    Thats cool!
    Thanks :) hehe no i didnt photoshop anything out, only sepia a bit, curves and border and bottom text :D

    Lets just say i wanted to keep the sky in that pic. The sun is obviously strong, how would i go about keeping the sky without washing out the foreground?
     
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    In this type of shot, it would be kinda hard to meter for because of the drastic difference between the highlights and shadows. I haven't done it, but I guess in post processing you could adjust for highlights and save, then adjust for shadows and save, then merge the 2. Just a guess.
     
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    Ahh interesting
    Thanks for your help KevinR :)
     

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