Slowly stepping away from perfection

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tiny bits of this farmhouse are falling into disrepair, but not too much.
    Seen off the boat with which we cruised the waters around Berlin in our holidays in August (yes, I am still only working on THOSE photos :roll: )

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    You like my PP?
     
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    I really like this photo but the white line on the border causes my eyes to be drawn to the edge more than the middle. Depending on what you want people to look at should efffect your borders.
     
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    This's got potential... Still, I find it slightly too cluttered and it's a bit difficult to distinguish the wall and everything right in front of it. Could be just my taste, though ;)
     
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    Well, I can always change the borders, of course. This one's my "standard" ... I could also just leave it away.
    And I could further crop into the pic but would not want to lose the drooping rain pipe and the little diamond shape opening in which the stones are falling down ... but I could not get any closer in reality since we were on that boat and the house was on the banks and I took the pic while the boat was moving.

    Is the lighting in this post processing version too strong and too hard on the eyes?
     
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    nah, it's ok :)
     
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    I like it! That door is really cool. Is that an abandoned farm house?
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No. I think it is still in use. It is part of a village on some arm of the River Havel in Brandenburg (or one of the lakes formed by the river in that area), and all that area used to be East Germany before the reunification.
     
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    I like it, but I find myself wondering what it would be like in color? That might relieve the "clutter" Artoo mentioned?

    p.s., thanks for the heads-up on the 2008 North Germany meet. I love to plan far in advance ;)
     
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    OK, so here is the little series of pics I took while our boat went past that village situated on the banks of that lake/river, of which the middle one is the original version of my photo above. Might give you a bit of a context and the idea of where the above photo comes from:

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    I begin to think that my PP is a bit hard in contrasts with the "Soft Light" layer mask that I used after making it b+w and tinting it to sepia colours. I used the layer mask at 100% (still only playing with layers in PS, but not really KNOWING what I am doing) ... and then I added my standard frame ... Tell me if I overdid it?
     

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