Ancient Abbey

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  1. OBrien

    OBrien TPF Noob!

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    I was driving past Holycross Abbey the other day and had to jump out for a few minutes. it was a horrible flat grey day, so I did a bit of photoshopping -any comments welcome.



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    ok I don't like ps because for me those pictures are simple graphics, not longer a photography, and I think that those should be posted in different thread. but the first one is very interesting. The bird was originally in the shot or you just placed it there?
     
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    The bird was there - I didn't do anything to the first one except play with the sky's temperature and contrast a bit to lift it from a blanket grey. The second one is as taken, with a spotlight filter applied to the carving in ps for an effect.

    I have reservations about the use of ps myself, and what is "acceptable" or otherwise. But as a newcomer to it, I'm enjoying learning some of the techniques and possibilities. I think different standards need to be applied to photojounalism or reportage than someone using ps to create "art" - not that I'm in either camp!
     
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    #1 color not right? & maybe different angle, IMO your look to straight, As for #2 I like it
     
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    in number 1...you can easily see that the background is different than the original:1.If the sky was that color, i don't think the building would look like that 2.straight lines where you cropped out the old background on the peak in the center of the building
     
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    Neophyte - I didn't actually crop the background, but I do see the effect you're talking about. Just for reference, here is the original. If anyone wants to play with it and post the results, I'd be delighted.

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    What about trying the second one in B&W?

    I would also consider cropping the left side of the first one. Take out the gate and sign.

    I actually like the second version better.
     
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    you need a way smaller aperture with that shot. To me there is almost zero DOF, and yes, my monitor is calibrated. The PS'ed one looks even flatter.
     

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