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  1. berto

    berto TPF Noob!

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    picture of me pitching for a par.

    i like the composition and the colors. the day was excellent too as you can see. still, it looks like a mugshot but a decent mugshot i think.
    comments?


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    I always love originality in pictures.

    Gorgeous place, I really need to go there some day.
     
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    I like the overall composition and the colors and exposure are great. A fill flash would help fill in the shadows on the face and cloning out the sprinkler head or whatever that is in the lower left would help, it's slightly distracting. It might be good also to get in a little closer to the main subject. I'd like to see a few shots with a little more close up detail.
     
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    thanks for your comments everyone.

    drdan, i was trying to preserve kinda like the innocence of the picture but yer right on your advice. ii'll work on it a little on photoshop.
    by the way, i got your message. i'll say hi to them if i ever meet them.

    thanks again everyone.
     
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    Thanks, they are very nice people.

    I was reluctant at first to use photoshop much but I've overcome it. I've found that although I liked to preserve the authenticity, it was really only important to me. A viewer is really only judging by what's visible in the picture and usually doesn't care if some things that don't contribute to the beauty of the picture, or distract from it, are gone. In fact how would they even though they were gone?

    A good example is the picture I posted yesterday under the "A Little Color in the Snow" thread. It shows the mountains and clouds and a little of the city in the foreground. I cropped the bottom some but wanted to leave some trees. So I left a good bit but cloned out a big light pole, three powerlines and one power pole. I think it looks a lot better without them and I simply could not find a place to take the picture without including them. This way I was able to get the angle and composition I wanted without any distracting stuff. In this particular case I knew when I took the picture I was going to have to do some cloning, so I got the best angle I could and ignored the light poles etc.
     

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