The Columbine Memorial for C&C

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  1. FattyMcJ

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    So I went out today, still freezing cold, but nice and sunny. Here's what I got. This collection has a sort of photo journalistic feel to it, if you view the photo's as a full set, but as stand alone's...how could I make them better? More interesting? More of an impact?

    1) Kind of an introduction photo, telling the viewer where they are within the set.
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    2) An overview photo of what happened.
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    3) Up close and personal inside the memorial.
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    4) One of my two favorite quotes on the wall.
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    5) The second of my two favorite quotes on the wall.
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    6) And an attempt at wide-angle...poorly executed due to my P&S limitations, but I wanted to give a feel of the scope in size of the memorial. Bah, just realized the snow is pure white, washed out looking, and it's generally overexposed. :(
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    C&C welcome and appreciated. :D
     
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    They are ok shots, nothing amazing, the shadows in 1,2 and especially 3 are what my eyes go directly to, maybe thats because I have gotten in the critique mode, IDK.
    I think they do the job of explaining what the place is about, and while it was a horrible event in our nations history, the photos do not do too much for myself, but they are ok shots.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response!

    Hmm, indeed the shadows are strong. Perhaps a different time of day, or another day with some clouds might tone them down a bit.
     
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    I find the best time of day for outside stuff is in the evening, or a cloudy day, you might still get shadows in the evening, but they wont be too bad.
     
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    Ok, so I got myself Lightroom 2.6 and took a stab at some different PP

    1 Original using PS7:
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    1 Fixed using Lightroom:
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    3 Original using PS7:
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    3 Fixed using Lightroom:
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    Anything you'd do differently on the PP side?
     
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    Damn, seeing them side by side...it was just a poor time of day to shoot such drab colors. Ugh...

    Hopefully I can get back this summer in the early evening and make these more worth looking at. Oh well, live and learn.
     

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