C&C please: Something's wrong?

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  1. AussieDee

    AussieDee TPF Noob!

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    Can't figure out what's wrong with this picture. I like it but somethings not quite right with it. I tried to play around with some photoshop affects but I couldn't get the right "look".

    Any suggestions?

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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Okay, what look do you want? The exposure is fine on this image; I'm not fussed about the composition, as I'd prefer a little more open area image right, but other than that... We need more info Dee! ;)
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think the vertical lines are throwing it off. Unless that's cropped, there's not much you can do about it now except to go to the same location and capture it again with the pillar on the right 90 degrees from the horizontal.
     
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    It was a rather hard angle as I was on the bottom cement step before stepping off into the ocean. So... not much room to get much angle. I just feel it's not right I guess. Hmmmm
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    this is very picky, but the chain is distracting for me. there is a tension created with those chains that "fight with the rope". just my 02 cents

    i know you can't control this on site and i am sure it is a pain to remove in PS
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is it, or rather almost it (for me that is). I've gone back and looked at this image a half-dozen times today (Yes, I have no life, I work for the Federal Government) and after re-reading epp's post, I've figured out that what's bothering me most isn't the lack of space to the right (although that does bother me), but rather the skewed angles of the two sets of horizontal boards in the background, and the piling/pole leaning toward the foreground as it rises to the top of the image. I'm guessing that this might fall into the, "Damn, there's a picture there, but I can't get it out' category. Happens to me all the time.
     
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    AussieDee TPF Noob!

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    Yep ok.... the background is skewed quite a bit. Too many verticals.
    Well it looked good before I took the shot... LOL

    Thanks for the imputs!
     

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