Which One?

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  1. drdan

    drdan TPF Noob!

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    I took this of a house on the Kansas prairie this weekend. I like the shot but it needed something. I thought the blur gave it a old time look. What do you think. Other than some slight cropping the original just has about 15% desaturation and some increased contrast. any other suggestions are of course welcomed.

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  2. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    Don't care for the blur. What about sepia toned black and white?

    Great capture though, your composition is spot on.
     
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    I love these type pics! #1 gets my vote. :thumbsup: Alhough a useful tool, I don't think the blur works here.
     
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    I like #1. I agree with jadin it would look good in black & white or sepia.
    Not to keen on the blur in #2
     
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    #1 gets my vote also
     
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    #1, to me the 2nd one just looks unfocused.... and when i look at #2 then back at #1, i just really like how sharp and clear #1 is
     
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    If you're in the mood to photoshop try applying the guasian blur to the background only. Keep the forground sharp to add some depth of field to the picture.

    Also sepia is a good idea and while going for the old look mayb even add a slight grain.
     
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    #1 is my pick...
     
  9. Jeff Canes

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    #1 is better, but try blurring only the background
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I'll try them. I did try B&W and it just didn't turn out very well. even with a lot of manipulation and extra contrast it was just too bland in B&W.
     
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    Care if we take a stab at it?
     

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