New Edit on an Old "Throw Away"

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  1. NateS

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    I would really like to get some thoughts on this. This is a photo in my "throw out" group from some shots in late '08. I was going back through and playing with some edits (just got Color Efex 3.0 Pro) and came up with a pretty neat look. Wondering if this photo does anything for anybody besides myself.

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    I appreciate any comments, both good and bad. Remember, this was one of my throw outs so if it's still crap....no harm, no foul.
     
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    I like it a lot, I like the softness of it. The colors are great not too harsh, but not too soft very nice
     
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    Thank you. I really appreciate your detailed response.
     
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    I wouldn't throw it out from my collection. Some info on how you got the shot would be an asset to us newbies.
     
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    I don't remember a lot about the shot....based on the exif data...I shot this in May of last year (2008) and was in aperture priority set to f/8. Beyond that I don't remember much except that the day felt like kind of a dud photography wise, but this re-edit seems to have given it new life.
     
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    I rather like it - but the thing is to me its missing a subject to it - I feel as though something else should be in the shot for the attention - a frog, dragon, flower, bird etc... but something otherwise its rather like a background all over.
    That is how I feel - I do still like the effect and look but its got nothing to hold my attention to it
     
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    I agree completely and thanks for your input.
     
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    It might be a tad dark for my liking, but I think it looks good.

    It looks like it was taken at night with fill flash only........nicely edited.

    What does the original look like?
     
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    Thanks for your comments Hoser. Here is the unedited version for reference.
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    As a stand alone image, I don't like it. Its too dark and as said, lacks a subject.

    However, I see potential in it as an accessory for something, such as a logo of some sort, maybe on a webpage, I'm not really sure. I think it has potential but I have no idea what for.
     
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    Yeah, too bad there wasn't an alligator or something in the water cause the darker edit has a real Lake Placid feel to it....but I agree it lacks a main subject. If there had been an animal of some kind in the photo then I would really love it.
     

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