One of my first shots

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  1. Silkwood

    Silkwood TPF Noob!

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    Hi All

    Just wondering what you think of this shot

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  2. jadin

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    Too centered for my tastes..
     
  3. Sk8man

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    the photo needs alot of editing.

    the colors are fade and pale.

    the composition is great.
     
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    It's kind of boring and flat. Even the water is. I think it would be better just to retake the photo from a different angle.
     
  5. ShutterBug4_4

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    Silkwood, I think that you have a good eye, and I really liked this picture. But I thought it needed a little fine tuning, and I really hope you don't mind, but I spruced it up a bit for you.

    First, I cropped a bit off of the left hand side, and a little off the top, just so it wasn't so centered.
    Then I did auto levels, and auto contrast. I also adjusted the hue and saturation a little, and viola!
    I hope I helped you out a little bit!
    Very nice shot, keep it up!

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  6. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    You guy are vicious...........
     
  7. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    I agree that colors need editing, but the composision is quite ok. But you have to practice with photshop a bit. On edited picture the lighthouse is too white
     
  8. hobbes28

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    I have to agree, I don't much like the composition. Maybe if you were closer to the water. I do like the idea though.
     
  9. LizM

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    I like the original colors but the mountain/hill behind the building makes it look very short. Was it really that short?
     
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    I like the soft focus and soft colors in the original. That's quite a change from the ordinary razor sharp contrast.
    The horizontal thirds are ok in the composition, but the lack of vertical thirds application makes it too static. I don't know if a left border crop could save it since there is importaint detail to the left of the white house. I would be a better photo if the white house could have been 1/3 of the distance from the left border. BTW, I like your photo.
     
  11. canonrebel

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    ShutterBug4_4, I admire your enthusiasm for photoshop. Keep up the good work.
     
  12. Lyanna

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    Shutterbugs alterations were a little too radical for my tastes...so I tried my own hand at it. I cropped off a part of the water in the foreground and some on the right....I only wish there was more to be seen on the left. Anyhow, I do like the colors of the lighthouse (specially the red top) etc.

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