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  1. ShutteredEye

    ShutteredEye TPF Noob!

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    The original was taken in harsh, direct sunlight, and was completely blown out in spots. This is my feeble attempt at post processing. I back filled it some, sharpened, and flattened the contrast a tad. The jpg compression really doesn't help either.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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    oh my god. i love it. it gives a message. its unique i give it a 9/10
     
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    there's something about this photo, the colours are a bit un-natural looking maybe but i think this actually brings someting special to the picture.
    Wasn't sure about the green bar across the top, maybe see what it looks like with that cropped out.

    Overall i really like it
     
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    Yah, wasn't sure about the bar. I left it in to make sure that people got that she was on a swing, but you might be right. Feel free to work with it if you want.
     
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    Yea there's deffinatly somerthing a little bit unnatural to the colors but I really like it actually. I'm not sure I would have even noticed if you hadn't said anything about it.
     
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    The colors and sort of grainy look of it really adds something to the shot in my opinion. I love the composition and the "moment" you've captured. Its one of those photos that normally wouldn't do much for me, but I really see something special in this one!
     
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    I love it too. It almost looks like a hand painted photo. Great job.
     
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    Ok, here's some addtional manipulation:

    Tried toning down the colors a tad, and cropped out the green bar:

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    Also, had a suggestion for trying it in b&w:

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    Thoughts? You aren't going to hurt my feelings...
     
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    i cant view the images...
     
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    Beauty.. I would like the b&w with more contrast!
     
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    Boosted the contrast. I'm not sure what I think of it. I'm wondering if this might be a candidate for dodge&burn tool?

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