Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Al-Wazeer, Apr 23, 2009.
what do you think?
Nice lines, in a variety of directions (the criss-crossing lines of the building, the steps, the railings.)
However, because of all the geometry, I really notice the slight barrel distortion, and the slight crookedness of the image. Look at the very uppermost lines, for example -- that's very distracting, when the image is all about these lines.
hmmm i noticed that just now
is there anyway to get rid of this effect??
Yup, it's pretty easy. Photoshop and Gimp (and many other photo editors) all have a Lens Distortion filter. Play around with it a bit until the lines look straight to you -- it's mostly trial and error, unless you can look up some standard values (for your lens) online.
Then just rotate to make the lines nice and perpendicular.
when you shoot lines make sure everything is straight. otherwise it just spoils it if you ask me.
also, i would leave the watermark out. in photos like this, especially with a font like that, it reminds me of graffiti.
nice photo though, cool conversions.
there's nothing tilted, can you be specific?
i know, it doesn't look nice, but i have to save my picture from being stolen, thanks for the comment
A watermark won't keep your image from being stolen. It just makes a little more work for a thief if they decide they wznt to clone out the watermark or just crop it out.
If you put an image online it's at risk. I make my on image watermarks very subtle hoping most image thieves won't notice.
thanks for the comment
may i see an example of your watermark?
Actually, the whole image is tilted -- that's what was meant above. I had already mentioned it to you in other words -- you need to straighten the lines AND remove the barrel distortion to truly "straighten" them.
Here's an example of my watermarking: Doorways. Look close! Very close!
i still can't see the photo tilted
now that's smart watermarking, in my new photos i'll do like that
thanks for the comment again.
Just scroll the image to the top or bottom of the screen so a line is right on the edge of the screen.
Here's a link to one of my watermarked images here at TPF, its in the upper right corner. Go ahead and right click and copy the image so you can zoom it.
®© 2009 K Harrod Photography
All Rights Reseved Haverhill, IA
In the US, if your copyrights are not registered with the US Copyright Office before an infringement occurs, you'll have trouble finding an attorney willing to persue a suit against the infringer.
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