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  1. Foxman

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    1. A shot of the Church I attend. Looks crooked, but honestly, it seems to line up, optical allusion or is this crooked?

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    2. Thinking of cropping some of the snow off the bottom, but not sure how much I want to take away from the side's and top to keep the optimal 8x10 size.
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    3. This was my least favorite of the 3. I like the scene, I pass it all the time and I know I can do more with it....what is this shot missing?
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    I think #3 has the greatest potential... I love fresh snow stacked on limbs. But as it is, there's just no depth to it. Maybe add a foreground element that leads the eye to the subject... use a wider focal length and try applying the rule of thirds here. You have just a sliver of sky that makes me either not want to see it at all, or want to see more of it. I'd go one way or the other.
     
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    I agree with Bazooka. Try framing it different with the rule of thirds.

    I always like shots that put the subject, in this case the shed, in context of where it's located. Tells a story, like it stands alone in the middle of a big field.
     
  4. Foxman

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    Ok, I appreciate the feedback and made some adjustments. The first two shot's had a couple of things that really bugged me, so I touched them up. I also re-did the 3rd shot and tweaked it a tad.

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    Thoughts on these?
     
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    I think the second and third might be better in black and white.

    Did you bump up the saturation on all three of these?
     
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    The first one all I did was work on the front of the church from the initial image I posted. I have worked with the saturation within the image from out of the camera, lowering it in some area's and bumping it in another.

    The second image I adjusted the crop and sky from the original.

    The 3rd image is actually a totally different shot of the same barn taken in the same series. It has some de-saturation as well as some over saturation within the image.

    I wondered about the second shot in B&W actually....might look at that tonight.

    Thanks.
     
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    #3 is much improved for me. Having more sky gives it some needed color. Perhaps if you had shot closer to the ground to give more foreground, it would further give a sense of place. It still feels fairly flat.
     
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    Maybe it's personal preference but to me nothing looks as nice for winter shots as B+W.... most of the scene lacks color anyways so the few things with color look weird -- or take away from the photo...

    Unless you're looking for people to be drawn something (e.g. the one bit of color in your photo), but to me numebrs two and three are ALREADY B+W (mostly).

    BTW good shots
     
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    :thumbup: 2 thumbs up :thumbup:

    ( only thing that is bothering me.) is in the 3rd shot... around the 'shack' and on the snow... in both original and modified pics...seems like theres some pixelation. really grainy... and out of focus..) Maybe its just my eyes playing tricks on me? lo l:confused:
     
  10. Foxman

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    Thanks again for the positive feedback. I am not seeing the pixilation, doesnt mean it isnt there though. I have it as my desk top and have blown it up pretty large. Here are #2 & 3 in B&W

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    A photographer at work suggested these as part of a calender, suppose I was to consider that, would you go with color or B&W?
     
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    # 3 I really like as is.

    # 2 I like but you'll notice some vignetting in the top left corner. If you adjusted the exposure (either burn in the rest of the sky or dodge the top left corner) I think it would look awesome...
     

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