Black, White and Red

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  1. Allsmiles7282

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    I took this picture recently and I really liked it but I think the reflection of the trees in the window above the door takes away from the photo. Anny suggestions?

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    Great photo, I like the darkness and how simple your subject with that one punch of color. As for the window...you could always ps the windows to get rid of the leaves. However, I think that if you do that the window will become more of a focus and distract from the door.
     
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    Ordinarily I don't like selective color but this works. For me I think I would like to see the window have a bit of color, perhaps the sky and clouds to make it pop out a bit. Other than that it is a nice image.
     
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    To be honest I didn't even notice the tree in the window until you told me.
     
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    same here.



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    Something else you might want to try is to adjust the Levels to get more pop out of the B&W section. I'll show you what I'm thinking if it's cool to edit it.
     
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    edit away, i don't mind!
     
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    This is what I came up with...

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    rmh's edit looks great. My only suggestion is maybe a subtle vignette. For some reason it seems to fit in my head.

    Great symmetry
     
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    rmh: I originally had it closer to how you edited it, but I just felt it lost reality a bit, it looked a little too photoshoped! However, I dig your edit!

    Peanuts, you rock the house! So I took your advice and added a little vignette!

    So here is the red door redux...

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    Looks great :D I think you have a winner there.
     
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    Yeah I know what you mean. I think it looks Photoshopped just cuz the shot is B&W except for the door plus the red is really saturated. What do others think? I like your correction though... maybe even better than mine. :wink:
     

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