"Is it a statue?"

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  1. inneist

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    These days I set my eyes on statues. Last try before the snow went away.

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    Would like to see them closer up and w/o people in the shot, but thats just my opinion. I like the mono treatment, it always works best with statues. I think the exposure levels look nice, I dont see anything overexposed, so thats good.

    I also wonder how many kids have been decapitated by that fence at the bottom of that steep hill. :confused: Doesnt seem like a safe place to sled. :confused:
     
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    this isn't exposed properlly, the snow should be white, i would say i thought it was sand otherwise.

    . . . . longducdong, your right its not overexposed, but it is underexposed. unless its a photograph of the sky. but he told us its about the statues and snow.

    having a solid white does not automatically make a photo bad, or overexposed. in real life there are solid whites, and that should be reflected in photographs.

    also, had it been a longer exposure we might would have seen some textures in the statues.
     
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    Correct, it's about the statues and snow (time), and relation to the surrounding environment (space), not about the statues per se. At the scene I saw kids playing, then in the same picture you got the statues with that kind of shapes. Really I was after silhouettes, not the texture, because I viewed it from afar.

    It was a gray day, how would a longer exposure be like, any input? And I rather think the sky is already a bit overexposed, suggestions, if any?
     
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    you would lose sky detail, but would bring out detail in the blacks, the snow would have more pop to it.

    in fact, just a curves adjustment and highlights/shadows could help these out a bunch i think.

    its just a little dull i think.

    snow is white, but not white here . . . your exposure should reflect that.
     
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    is this okay to edit? i'll show you what i mean
     
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    yeah, go ahead.
     
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    and really, i think it would look nice with even more pop
     
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    Much Better
     
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    Excellent. Looks like the tone of the shots is cheered up, too. Thanks a bunch.

    Did you do partial selections on these? I have a related question, for I want a global adjustment instead. Say you have a snow picture to begin with, when you convert it to b/w, you decompose into RGB, which channel should be the ideal route in view of the white subject of the original picture?
     

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