Doorway to the Future

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  1. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    took this photograph while I was in downtown Seattle. I thought it had awesome colors and textures that I couldn't pass by without a shot! Tell me what you guys think.

    cheers!

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    sleist Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like the idea, but a couple observations:

    Partial grate on the upper left and slice of blue floor on bottom right are distracting. Could be fixed with more thought to cropping.

    Significant lens distortion which is very apparent on the right and make the photo seem like it's crooked. You seem to have shot slightly from the left. Not that this is bad, but there's not enough to be a creative element and just enough to look like an accident and so is another distraction.

    The door is the ugliest part and is too centered in the composition.

    The white thing hanging down is another distraction that doesn't help the composition much.

    Sorry to sound overly critical. I do think it was a good idea, but I think you just missed on a few too many things.
     
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    AgentDrex No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great punk photo...
     
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    I like it too - it does seem a little tilted, but cropping in PS allows rotation, so this should be easy to fix. While you're at it, decentering the door a little would be good, as pointed out earlier. The partial grate and sidewalk don't bother me, though, because this sort of image always has a partial something in it. You could darken and/or partially desaturate the sidewalk to make it less conspicuous.
     
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    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Does come off as tilted but I do like it. Great texture and color. Yeah "Punk" like lol.
     
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    Personally I like it. The composition is essentially three rectangles, so the whole door being too balanced for the composition isn't really am issue. If it was just the door then centering it would have been too much balance and boring.

    Both sides have valid points about the lens distortion.

    I would probably up the contrast in post to enhance the texture.
     
  7. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    EDIT: straiten the photo and added contrast.

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    MohaimenK TPF Noob!

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    End of the day the pic is fine. It's ur art.
     
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    er111a TPF Noob!

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    Interesting idea however I don't like that pipe it was the first thing my eyes saw
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I outlined some areas I would have looked at closer for abstract images.

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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I think the original was a great grab!
     
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    Awesome pic.. Love it .. I can picture a girl wearing a punk'ed outfit and/or one of those tutu's w/ stripped stockings..hmm .. lol
     

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