Crap photos I tried to salvage

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    When i took these photos, i found an really interesting, however, the lighting was crap. These were taken at sunrise, so the typical problem of I have with getting the exposure right was was an issue. The sun was too strong and the end result was that the colours washed out and details were lost. In short, crap photos. So i decided to convert them to b & w and experiment with some channel mixer settings to make 'em a bit more palatable:

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    Not the best that i've taken, but i did spend heaps of time trying to salvage the work here. Lol, at least for me, I can't see how folks say that pshop makes it any easier to make crap photos good, i've struggled with these!!! :p

    any comments/criticisms/suggestions welcome here!
     
  2. markc

    markc TPF Noob!

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    #3 is the best of the lot for me. I like the high contrast and the mood of the piece. #2 is similar, but the composition does work as well. The last one doesn't grab my interest. On #1 I would crop in and make it a vertical, since I like the framing of the stairs by the columns on the right. The columns on the left seem to be part of a second image, with the thick column splitting the the print down the middle.

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    Man, I love #4! It's surrealistic and kind of errie.
    Nice.
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    graigdavis TPF Noob!

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    I like them. What is...was that place?
     
  5. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    MarkC might have nailed it with what he did with the first shot. It's MUCH more interesting. I appreciate the time and effort spent on these and I don't doubt that "technically" they're better than the color renditions you didn't like, Kiwi. :wink:

    It's an interesting place, but none of these are grabbing me like your stuff usually does. Where is it?
     
  6. karissa

    karissa The Untitled

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    Crap photos?! :shock: Vonnagy, you make me sick.... these aren't that bad! I like them.
     
  7. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Wow, what an interestting location. Just go back and keep trying Vonn.

    I like these. Lot's of good texture. The columns imply height, but they get lost in the jagged horizon and the chaotic background textures. Try a different angle and see what it looks like with the columns protruding up past the horizon and into the sky.

    I'd be interested in seeing the color versions. I agree with Metimbo, #4 is my favorite.
     
  8. markc

    markc TPF Noob!

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    It didn't grab me at first, but while scrolling through, the bottom of my browser window happened upon a crop that caught my eye. Don't know if it will work for you guys or not.

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  9. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That one's not nearly as severe a crop as what you did with the other one, MarkC..... I like it, as well. The lighting in this one is really cool.

    I wish Mr. Nagy would wake up, or whatever it is he's doing on his side of the globe...I'd like to know where this place is.
     
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    Cool location! Crap may be a little dramatic in describing the photos. Personally, I am leaning closer to good. If this is a place that you can go back to the possibilities are endless. Off the top of my head try going at night and painting the subjects with light from your flash (off camera) or a flashlight or car headlights.

    In the future please do not describe your photos as crap. As far as I can figure; there are no crappy photos it is just that some are stronger than others :D
     
  11. markc

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    I think he was saying the the originals were crap because of the lighting. Show's that he's done a good job with them, eh?
     
  12. karissa

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    As always.. he just likes showing up people like me. :p
     

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