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  1. DRodgers

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    I need some feedback is this a good image?
    did a B&W conversion and some blown white recovery on the scrolling .
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    This is a Non-photographers point of view...

    What I like.
    The shadows.. , and its an interesting shot to me..the composition

    What I dont like,,
    not enough contrast
    areas where its 2 white..
     
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    The fact that it's generally very flat (low in contrast), but has large blown-out areas makes it look almost fake. I would re-do the conversion.
     
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    I can see the problem with the contrast now but i cant seem to recover the blown whites so I left them ..
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    How's it look now..
     
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    DRogers-

    Looks much better. If you have Photoshop (or equal) I'd play with the magic wane and try to highlight just the very light areas (blown out) on the original. Then do an inverse and kick up the contrast in the muddy areas ... then another inverse and try to darken the lighter areas. Just be careful not to overdo it with the magic wand as it will leave a line between the areas you worked on.

    Additionally, the wall looks great, old and ancient but then on the left side is a new wall made with modern construction methods and a shrub. I'd crop those out so all one sees and feels is "old".

    Gary
     

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