Stones

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  1. awe

    awe TPF Noob!

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    I must admit that I didn't like this picture at first; the composition seemed too boring and simple. But I had this image in my head of how I wanted these stones to look like. And after some post processing in Photoshop (Duotone, levels, contrast) the picture is pretty close to how I visualized it. I especially like how the stone in the middle stands out.
    What do you think? Is it still boring or has it at least a bit a "captivating quality"? And do you think that the middle stone stands out enough?

    By the way: Every time I look at the picture, I see a face in one of the stones. Find it :D

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    Bigger version here: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/424481894_cfba132af2_o_d.jpg
     
  2. Big Al

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    I like that pic.
     
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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    The pic has great texture, I especially like the light lines on some of the stones.
     
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    The composition and PP work is good, another element to add interest would help. But it does have artistic merit. At least you thought it out and just didn't take a snapshot.
    Cosmo
     
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    awe TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all the replies. And I agree with you, cosmonaut, that another element could add more interest.

    BTW: Nobody's found the face yet :)
     
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    It is on the bottom left, with part of the mouth cropped by the frame... and hey, in addition to all your pp work I feel that the simple frame that you added to it all helps this photo along heaps, too.
    And I think I like it as it is, with the texture of the stones showing so clearly (and that one face, which actually to me looks like a whole head - like a caveman's head, that is, with ears and all ... if that is the face you saw?)
     
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    Well, to say the truth, I see a face on almost every one of the stones..:) Especially on the one in the bottom left and the top right... I like the picture, it has a sort of calming effect when I look at it.
     
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    Thanks again!

    And you're both right: the longer I look at the picture, the more faces and heads I see. Yesterday, while I was still editing, I zoomed into a part of the image (between the two stones in the upper left corner) and I suddenly saw this haunting face, like one of those ghosts from horror movies. Scared the living hell out of me... :D
     

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