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  1. pulse

    pulse TPF Noob!

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    Before i spend some time editing this photo i was wondering if i could get some feedback. I really like the photo but at the same time hate it because of all the terrible blurred spots and other mistakes(i am still very new to photography). So i was wondering if you guys had any tips on editing(or shooting) to make it better (it will be alot of work :lol:)
    such as: -getting rid of the blurred weeds infront (maby try cloning them out)
    -halos around tree
    -HDR tone levels (too bright, dark areas?)
    - Etc.
    Or is this a throw out and shoot again type of deal (probably lol:lmao:)

    Any C&C is greatly welcome

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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think this is quite a nice image; the tone mapping isn't bad, it does have a little of that artificial hdr look, but not much. The overall exposure is good. The haloing may be a result of camera movement between frames; was this shot from a tripod?

    As far as the grass on the foreshore, I wouldn't clone it out, that would be a lot of work. You might consider re-shooting it either with a greater DoF to keep that are in focus, or by moving forward so that it's out of the frame (I however like the effect that bit of shore provides, I would keep it).

    Just my $00.02 worth - your milage may vary.

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    I'm with Tirediron - nice image...
    I think you should do the work on it...
    You mention HDR - if it is HDR then go back to the original images and redo - the halos around the trees are likely to be from blending the images together
    I would keep the "weeds" at the front - this is great foreground and frames the water, leads out beautifully to the left - following the bridge... If you don't like - then you could selectively blur this area - However, that would give you problems because 'a' and 'b' have stems of the plants overlaying the water...
    'c' = artifacts? dust? birds? UFO's?
    'd' those raggedy pieces of tree/bush could be cloned out...
    I'd go back to the original images and redo... it will be a good exercise since you already know where you have gone wrong...
    Jedo
     

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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Jedo, really excellent idea; "The Critique Map" I like that.
     
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    Jedo_03 TPF Noob!

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    and there was me thinking I was gonna get a lampooning for scribbling all over his pitcher...:lol:
    Jedo

    well does that mean I get credit for introducing the idea????
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, it's the first time I've seen it used on this forum!
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys! i really like how helpfull the people are in this forum.

    Yes it was. I tried to make the weeds out of frame but i just couldnt get that close to the shoreline without getting my feet wet.

    I think ill go back and re-do the hdr, to try and get less of the "cartoonish" look, and maby get rid of the halos.

    And for 'C' jedo it is actually a bird lol. there was tons of em flyin around, aswell as ducks, which made it hard to compose some of the HDR images.

    Thanks for pointing out 'D' to me, i didnt even see that until you told me.

    I really like the 'critique map' too jedo. by using it, its really easy to see what your trying to tell me. Sometimes when people comment on a specific part of the photo its like.....um.....Where? lol

    Anyway, im going to start the re-do. When im finished(or get some of it done) ill post it up to show the improvements.
     
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    Wow...Certain shots are for certain types of people but I think this one does it for me....great composition good lighting, the image can alway improve but for a unworked image, i say good job.
     
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    Thanks NikonNyc!
     

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