Heres One From Today

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  1. thenikonguy

    thenikonguy TPF Noob!

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    I was walking to my car today, after shooting some photos for my blog header, and this door really caught my eye..

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    I love doors.

    Personally I think the selective red coloration is too much. I think you could get the same effect toned down a bit by desaturating that red like 50% or so. That being said, I think I would go all B&W and enjoy those textures that the color really distracts from.

    I also think the crop on the bottom is a little aggressive and I think you might want to crop more from top and left... I think it's a bit off-balance as it is.

    The texture on the wall is just beautiful, and the door is certainly interesting. Nice eye.
     
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    Hey Chris... thanks for the advice.. I was feeling the same about the Red.. it seemed to be a bit much... as for the crop.. it was out of necessity.. the bottom of the door had a really gross set of stairs, and the cement of the wall was cracked up really bad, it was very distracting.

    Here's 2 more tries at it, 1 with the Red dropped down some, and 1 totally B&W..

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    i think the black and white is much better. the red, as previously stated, really does distract from the nice texture of the wall (and door itself).
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Would you be willing to post the unedited version of this?
    I am curious about what it looked like full color.

    Also the door at the (bottom)edge of the frame is a killer for me on this one.
     
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    I'll post it up in a bit, about to go for a walk with my son.. I'm going to stop at the same spot, and do a wider shot of it, maybe then I'll be able to get a better crop of the bottom of the door (which also is the only part i hate.. but its the best I could do.. it was really gross looking!)
     
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    Sometimes gross is really good in shots... decay is fascinating and often creates pleasant images and amazing textures.
     
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    doors are fun, but how did you isolate the red? I've seen point and shoot cameras that have fancy little settings built into them that isolate colors but never in a DLSR. I do very little, if any, potoshop work so i'm not very familiar with some of the tools/plugins.

    There is an old door to a abandoned pawn shop down the road from me, it has a sign that says "we buy anything of value." Thanks to this picture i must now walk down there and get the shot.
     
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    theres a few ways.. i usually do it in photoshop.. but i now have a filter in Lightroom where i just click it, and it isolates whatever color I want..


    new photos coming soon..
     
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    *taps fingers on desk*





    Just kidding.
     
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    I hereby rename Bitter Jeweler to Impatient Jeweler. :lol:
     
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    ok, so.. I've started to see some beauty in that grossness..

    Here we go.. sorry for so many, but, I wanted to show you all the things I tried. They are all original size to, incase anyone feels the need to play with it..

    1) Heres the Original, no edits, straight from the camera:
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    2) Heres my first edit.. I like it a lot:
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    3) Heres that same edit, but in BW (also a huge fan of it)
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    4) And then a quick edit to make the wall look the same:
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    5) And then the new wall, in BW:
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    I've actually almost lost interest in the wall repair i made, and am liking having the small patch of brick there now..

    Lemmie know your thoughts
     

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