The Church of Baseball

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  1. elsapo

    elsapo TPF Noob!

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    I was in Chicago on work earlier this week, but still made it out to a Cubs game. Wriggley Field is really a great stadium. Anyway, as I was walking up to my seat, early for the game, I looked down and saw that the empty seats looked a lot like pews in a church. And the late afternoon light was really nice, creating lots of deep shadows and colors.

    I shot a few frames, expirimenting for the first time using the RAW ability of my D70 -- normally I shoot JPGs, but everyone tells me I need to stop. When I got back home and began processing the images, I was sort of lost on what to do, and I don't feel very confident with this image.

    Any opinions as to which works best? There's some stuff i like about the darker image, but the warmer/lighter one is truer to how I remember the day. Maybe i need more contrast in the warmer image.

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    Thanks for any help... There's another, and will be more, image from Chicago on my site now if you're interested.
     
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    Bump once because, well, it doesn't suck that bad - does it?
     
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    just because nobody commented doesnt mean your photo sucks, it just means we are lazy :)

    i like your composition alot! this is a great idea. the bottom one with the warmer tones works well for me.

    also, there is nothing wrong with shooting jpeg.
     
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    That is a cool photo, plays with the eyes, though I think you should have taken a wider shot. But it's still cool
     
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    For me the darker one works, but I can see the warmer one is more natural colours. I'd like to see your suggestion carried out, of more contrast in the warmer image.
     
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    I like the warmer colors. If you're going for a church-like feel, that may work best. Of course, it all depends on how you view church.

    Cool angle, and I really like how you shot a section where there were only a few people.
     
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    Good eye! Tough decision on the two. It comes down to the mood that you want to convey. Technically I think the second frame has a warm cast. Try boosting the contrast in curves, by clicking on the center and make a slight S. Then convert to CMYK and take out a little Magenta and Yellow in levels.

    Working in RAW gives you total control. Photoshop Help will get you started.
     
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    I love the pattern of the seats. I makes your eyes move along with the picture
     

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