C&C please :)

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  1. Noonz

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    Hey guys, went out shooting last night.. i'm not sure if i like what i caught though. As much as this shot is 'out of the ordinary' it doesn't do much for me.. so i tried to jazz it up a little in PS. Opinions and thoughts would be great. Cheers ;)


    Note: 'Rule of centre' is one of my favorite rules :er:

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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    i like the editing.
     
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    How exactly did you edit it?
    Could you please explain step by step?
    Thanks a lot
     
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    Pretty much just adjusted the levels a little.
    Then i grabbed my dodge tool and painted the clouds a few times.
    Grabbed the burn tool, and brought out the detail in the bunker & the ground.
    Cropped the photo.
    Done ;)
     
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    Thank you:)
     
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    Not a problem!
     
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    Meh.
    If you are following the rule of center, you should center the subject.

    I am not sure what I am looking at, but it's shape seems to fool me into thinking it's really tall and distorted, but I know it's not. I think a portrait crop might accentuate that feeling, and get rid of that extraneous stuff.

    What do you think?
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    The originals, while technically fantastic, have too much going. I can't tell what I should focus on, the giant object or the bright accents in the background.

    Bitter's crop is better, I think, for the reasons above.
     
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    Ooooo What an interesting subject... nice shot, and nice edit bitter.
     
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    Just a reminder that photoshop doesn't have an unsuck filter, more processing didn't change the fact that the shot has blah composition and lack of a dominant subject.
     
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    Well aware, thanks Alex. Just thought i would try and see what i could do before totally ridding the image. ;)

    Cheers for that Bitter. As much as i like your edit, i really love the effect the clouds give on my original edited one. Definitly see where you're coming from with the 'rule of centre'. If i had a tripod i would have shot that crop from the get go ;)

    Thanks again all :sexywink:
     

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