evening shadow patterns

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  1. thebeginning

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    not sure if this one is that great. it came from me trying a new border technique, so it wasnt supposed to be a really powerful photo. now i'm wondering if i should keep it or just trash it because the picture is of essentially nothing. what do you guys think? should i keep this one, or should i just use this border style on another image when one comes around, or not even that? thanks so much for your critique and comments.

    just a note, the softness was something i applied later, but i'm sure you experienced photoshoppers can catch that ;)

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    here's another i decided to post, a little similar to the first.

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    I'm not a big fan of the border style...but I think the photo is pretty decent. Something that I like about it is that it almost makes me squint like I'm outside. The textures and patterns provide a nice atmosphere. I think you've got something here, I'm just not too sure about the border :)
     
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    i like it all! the border & the photo. i'm not sure how you got the fence planks to have 100% different contrasting values, but it's pretty neat... not only that, but you have shadows on both sides of the fence too :) (possibly a hint at a second fence that is in perfect alignment with the first one?) the textures and shadows are awesome :)
     
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    I go for simple personally, so I'm not big on the border, but I like the shot. I feel the the contrast is good, but could go a touch darker.
     
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    i think the photo is good; the edge fading and contrast work really well for this shot. i'm on the fence :p regarding the border.
     
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    thanks for your thoughts, guys

    i have another photo that i edited at the same time as this one, but i havent posted it. it's fairly similar, but more basic and simple (some of you might like it more). would it be ok for me to post it in this thread?
     
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    sure, if your looking for critique comments and dont mind the posibility of it getting ripped to pieces like mine earlier :lmao:
     
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    hahah, naw man, that's what i'm here for ;)


    okay i added a second. it's in the intro post.
     
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    I really like both. I would take the bordering of the second and put it on the first image. I still think the first is a stronger image. Make the first as dark as the second, and you have really nice shot.
     
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    I think you nailed the first one. Edge fading rarely works in my opinion, but this to me is the exception. Wonderful lines broken by the dead plant, brilliant. If I was to nit pic, maybe the foot prints, put that seems to add to the photograph also. The second one is very good also, but the first has a strong mood quaility.
     
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    yalls help is much appreciated!

    i've always had a pretty hard time with borders, it's just recently that i've been able to actually get some that i dont hate, and this one was a new try. about the footprints, I actually favored the second because the sand seemed smoother, but i guess they do work ok for the first one, it's just a matter of opinion i suppose.

    yall must be getting alot nicer ;)
     
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    SPLENDID! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    The best I have seen from you, yet!

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    I did not realize this was the Critique section. I was too drained last night while posting the above comment.
    Agrees with others for more contrast for both the photographs. Try playing with the USM. It is a mighty powerful tool.
     

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