What do you think - Too much processing?

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  1. dancingsphinx22

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    I'm still practicing with GIMP. I'm wondering how others might perceive this image I was messing around with. Any thoughts and comments are appreciated.

    Thanks.

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  2. Jeremy Z

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    I like it. I actually thing it is not *enough* post processing. I would saturate the colors a bit more too.

    This is the kind of photo we take for effect, not for documenting anything. The camera only does half of the job, these days.
     
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    This is personal preference, but I don't like the sunburst. However, without the sunburst, it's not enough PP. Need some saturation, and maybe some sharpening.
     
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    The white balance also seems to be off. I'm just assuming the wall is supposed to be white, not gray? That night help with the other colors as well :)
     
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    I think the burst is attracting attention to an unattractive part of the ornament.
     
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    maybe darken and saturate the background and also overlay the burst to make it shorter but brighter?
     
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    i agree with a couple of the posters. to compliment the effect ..a little more contrast and saturation.
     
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    it just looks cheesy. obvious PP. I cannot think of an instance when I would use that starburst or lens flare in anything I shoot.

    get better lighting on your subject and re-shoot.

    p!nK
     

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