Burn or Dodge?

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  1. Pensquared4life

    Pensquared4life TPF Noob!

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    I took this picture several days ago but I'm not sure I'm happy with the contrast. What do you guys think? Should I burn in the ground or dodge the flower? Or leave as is? Feel free to give any other comments/suggestions.

    http://www.deviantart.com/view/20571134/

    (I'm using a link because it seems that my images aren't appearing :confused: )
     
  2. elsaspet

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    the link works, but there is no picture there either.....
     
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    I get a picture from the link

    But its b/w and says its corrupted
     
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    Hmm...this is really strange. It shows up for me. I think I take magic pictures or something.
     
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    The flower itself looks mostly good, but there are some blown out highlights to the left of the frame. Also the petals on that side look a little blown out too. At the very least burn in those petals. Is this film or digital?

    Edit: Ah ha, its digital. Much easier to fix then, eh? :p
     
  6. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    this really depends what you want to emphasise here. The flower? then burn the background, (you may have have to use a blowtorch to burn some of the white rocks).

    My personal preference would be to dodge the whole thing and give the entire picture and diffuse and ethereal feel (even though you will get tons of critiques saying its too blown out).

    btw, good composition of the shot- nice use of rule of thirds :)
     

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