Erie

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  1. midnitejam

    midnitejam TPF Noob!

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    Mostly concerned with composition. All comments appreciated.

    Have you any ideas why this image
    appears way softer on the forum than how it appears in CS3 Bridge?

    As always my images are ok to edit. Thanks

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    Looks pretty good. and the tones do remind me of Lake Erie...
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    When you resize photos to a smaller size, they need sharpening because they are losing fine details. Hit this with an unsharp mask and bring the sharpness back.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions and comments
     
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    The comments were helpful, but I'm surpprised that nobody picked up on the "triangular composition".
     
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    There's a halo of light around the top of the boy and a little on the water. It looks to me like you did a lot of dodging or burning in ps.
     
  7. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hi midnitejam,

    Just some rambling thoughts....

    It looks like you waited for a bird to fly by and then had the boy throw "something"??? But not at the bird of course :)

    Good capture.

    Did you go there specifically to shoot this or where you taking advantage of your immediate (?) surroundings?

    I like the "triangular composition", I suspect no one commented on it because it works.

    My first impression of the mood or brightness of the image was of a overcast day on the shore.

    That's what it was. If you brightened it up I don't think you would have improved on that moment in time.

    Very minor thought, a smaller rock or a bigger stick :lol:

    Oh, one more off subject comment, I like the border or if you will, the presentation of the photograph.

    Cheers, Don
     
  8. midnitejam

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    Hello Don,
    Thanks for your comments. Knowlegable comments such as yours are very very meaningful and helpful. From your comments, I suspect that you are either a pro photographer or an upper-end hobbiest who has a lot of experience.

    This is an outcrop of an original capture that was much more expansive. I selected the crop in order to exploit the particular composition.

    The "halo" above the little guy is actually reflections rather than edit manipulation. I used a gradient mask to darken the upper 1/3 portion of the sky to add dynamics and reduce the flat-like lighting of an overcast day.

    I'm not really satisfied with the detail and sharpness in this image. I've heard that lenses with stabilizers do better with sharpness and focus.
     

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