Christopher Creek...C&C

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  1. PerfectlyFlawed

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    Wagon and wheels off on the side of the road-- entrance to a little community in Northern Arizona...Christopher Creek.

    Adjusted the saturation, and contrast slightly to bring out the rust/metal a little more.. hopefully not too much. I have the originals.. I just thought they were too dull before PP.

    Let me know what you think? :) Thanks in advance.

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    ( I dont like that the sign is cut off...but eh,)

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    Sorry so many pics..
     
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    47 VIEWS? ...and nothing.
     
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    I like number 2. Although I think it would look pretty good as an HDR. Other than that they dont do much for me.
     
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    4 is a nice wheel picture. It bugs me that the other wheels are cut off... maybe either a tighter crop or have the whole wheel there? Hmm...

    I would also like 1 if the sign wasnt chopped off.

    Seems like a pretty little place. :)
     
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    I thought they would make pretty cool HDR's too, but i dont know how to do those yet..lol
     
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    Im going to go back out and re-shoot them all i think...see what other things i can come up with. i figured a wheel dead center would have been lame...
    so i played around with off centering it while taking the shot. I guess I can try to achieve the same thing *while* getting the whole thing in there huh? lol

    do they really suck that bad? :lmao: Not going to hurt my feelings any LOL
     
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    You are a good sport. They do not suck...they just do not create a super feeling.
    I think you going back out and trying again is a good idea. There is always something to see, sometimes seeing it is just not that easy.
     
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    I rather like the cropped wheel. My eye can complete the rest of the wheel without actually seeing it.

    Although I'm not drawn to the wagon pics much, I prefer #1 over #2. Again, I don't mind the cropped signage (probably just an odd preference of mine, cause I think many people like to see things in their entirety). #1 is also too saturated for my liking.

    It's not easy to see, but the stick construction holding up the sign looks kinda cool. Definitely deserves some attention.
     
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    *bump*
    Any other suggestions, comments, C/C anything?

    What should I have done differently?
     
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    Well, there are no interior shots; maybe there was some interesting symmetry on the wagon floor, or maybe you could have created a "found still-life" with what I assume would be fallen leaves, twigs, etc.

    This seems like a tough subject to shoot well because there is all kinds of sticks and grass interfering with the picture. I don't think the long shots work, and the wheel shots are a dime a dozen, so perhaps what you could have done is moved in close and created photographs that were purely compositional -- emphasizing line, texture, shape, etc.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Will do! I'm gonna do a retake when I can :) get some diff shots of the wagon.
     
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    I like #3. The color suits this shot really well. Also I like how it's cropped.
     

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