point lobos (edit: no more watermark)

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by MarySHmary, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. MarySHmary

    MarySHmary TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    marysville, california
    hi everyone,

    im new to posting on photography forums, so im not sure what info to list about this image. its 35mm kodack black and white film, shot with an old crappy cannon rebel at point lobos in monterey, california.
    please ignore my bad grammar in the watermark.

    [​IMG]

    thanks :D

    mary

    edit: i forgot to say that i scanned the film and did all the darkroom stuff in photoshop 6.

    edit #2:no more water mark...i put it there because i was worried about posting online and having someone steal my stuff
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    25,350
    Likes Received:
    2,093
    Location:
    In the mental ward of this forum
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hi Mary, welcome to the forums. :D

    This image looks like it has potential, but frankly it's hard for me to get a reference point with that enormous watermark. It's way too distracting. I'd like to see it without it, if that's doable.
     
  3. 2Stupid2Duck

    2Stupid2Duck TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    1,184
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Psst.. Mary.. go with a small name or summat. If people are gunna clone it out or summat then they will anyway.

    Nice textures. But to me it nees subject - oh if only a bug would land or something.
     
  4. Tuna

    Tuna Supermodel

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    267
    Location:
    Virginia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Mary, welcome to the forum.

    I like the shot. For me, no central focus needed - nice lines and textures. Well composed.

    What I would suggest is slight added levels adjustments to give a wider tonal range. Also, a bit smaller post so that I don't have to scroll up and down to see the pic (though that may just be a problem with me?).

    Again, great first post - very nice.
     
  5. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    25,350
    Likes Received:
    2,093
    Location:
    In the mental ward of this forum
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Tuna: it's not just you, I am scrolling up and down, as well. Would love to see the entire eimage onscreen, but it's greatly improved just getting rid of that watermark.

    I would agree it only needs a little more "punch" with tonal range or contrast here. It's all about texture and these beautiful lines. I like the composition and it looks very surreal and lovely. Nice job! :D
     
  6. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I like it a lot, although with the blank sky it would be my flavor to crop most of the sky out.
     
  7. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    3,759
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    -36.855339, 174.762384
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    yep, i agree with matt - i love the texture and grain is absolutely delicious - but the sky is rather blank here. I really enjoy this picture on an abstract level.

    If you know pshop well, i would create a feathered layer of the sky, and then use the colour burn mask at ~ 85% - adjust as suites. Make sure an feather about 125-175% or the gradiation from the sky into the landscape will not look natural.

    Maybe a red/yellow filter on the next shoot can help bring out the sky more - my limited use of b/w film it seems the case the sky the sky gets bleached out if I didn't use a filter.
     
  8. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    21,169
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    North Central Illinois
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    MUCH better w/o the watermark! The texture is great in this shot!
     
  9. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    very nice and i like the grain and
     

Share This Page