Too much editing?

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  1. bluemary

    bluemary TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering if too much editing makes a picture look unprofessional and more like a snapshot and fooling around with a already-on-computer-editing-program.
    I took a picture of Paris lately and edited it this afternoon. I did edit it all with thinking about it but it still looks as if I was just playing.
    Take a look at it yourself:
    http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs31/f/2008/230/5/c/Paris_II_by_mollymelone.jpg

    So, what do you think? Should I rather keep it "cleaner" or should I keep trying to get an atmosphere with some editing?
     
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    it is a lot of editing, but it still looks pretty cool
     
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    Could work if you're going for the post-apocalyptic type shot.
     
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    It's a bit much, there's little detail in the highlights and shadows, it's too harsh and processed for my taste.
     
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    You know, I would normally refer to this type of stuff as gaudy, overprocessed junk but here I think it works - very well.

    May I ask where it was taken from?
     
  6. bluemary

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    Thank you! Also for the critique!

    It's taken from the Montparnasse tower, it's a 57 stories high skyscraper. If you get a chance to go there, don't miss it!
     
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    Ahh Montparnasse! I went and saw that view from there when I was a kid without a camera, but haven't been to Paris since. Next time, a panorama is definitely on! ;)
     
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    Depends on what look you're going for, doesn't look like a snapshot though lol. I quite lke it, nice effect to it.
     
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    Works for me, I was looking at it for ages so job's a good'n I'd say.
     
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    that looks so cooL! where did you take it from?? i wish i was there!
     
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    Agreed. It is OK but, Im not the over processed type myself. Would make a good movie poster though.
     
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    Thank you for the critique (pro and con).
    It was taken on Tour Montparnasse and I wish I could be there (again) too.

    I tend to overprocess it in order to get a special atmosphere. So I usually don't see if something is really just way over-edited and I'm really glad if I get some feedback from people who are "normal" (you know, editing-wise). So thanks again!
     

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