Red and Orange

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  1. andycarnall

    andycarnall TPF Noob!

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    Curious to see what prople think of this, it's not the normal sort of thing I shoot, keen to know if people think cropping out the hints of green at the top left would be an improvement.

    It's also the first time I've tried using the velvia action for PS (but as I never shot Velvia film, not really sure what i'm doing yet)

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    Tech notes : EOS10D+50mm (f1.8) 1/60s, f5.6 ISO 200
     
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    I love the colors. I think the labels on the oranges are more distracting than anything.
     
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    Dito on the labels being distracting. and yes, Id crop off the top too.
     
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    it may be my monitor but i see it a bit overexposed. love the idea though!
     
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    yah, im with jon here - i can see it a bit overexposed at my monitor.....
    i really like the idea , colors and composition is great - but im more than sure that i would crop the green part at the top - but it could be just me - i like 'cleaning' things-:) good shot!

    ah, and i agree about the labels -:)
     
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback - I'm going to play with it if I get time tonight.

    I didn't like the labels, but I took it in a busy market, I don't think the stall holder would have been too happy with me getting in his customers way and manhandling all his produce! Will try to clone them out.
     
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    Great color and 'freshnes'. I'm also agree with "the labels' case";) Anua, where do you see overexposured? I can't perceive that...

    If I have equipment like you, I will... f1...mmm...:D
     
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    Oh, go ahead and handle the stuff. I do.

    I agree with much of what has been said. Despite the 50/50 split, you have broken the rule in an interesting and pleasing manner - mainly through the use of contrasting colors and shapes. Nice job.

    I would recommend a crop of the top to where we see no green and clone out the labels (as you have already stated you might). Also, bring up your histogram ("levels" adjustment) and slide the middle arrow a little to the right until the color and "exposure" look a little better and more saturated.

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    I probably would have done had the place not been so rammed - haven't really done any of this kind of photography before, so I'm a little timid at the moment.

    I went ack and reworked the photo from scratch - same techniques, but a little less agressive with the velvia action, changed the crop and cloned out the labels. Improved? I think so, very interested to hear peoples opinion on the cloning, it's the first time I've let a cloned photo out into the wide world

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    looks much better now :thumbup:
    good job, andy!
     

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