With ducks or without...

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  1. aussie

    aussie TPF Noob!

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    Because the picture wasn't very interesting I've decided to change it to postcard-like graphics. In my opinion ducks add little bit "action" to the image, without them it seems to be bit boring. I have got many oponents, who claim definetely no ducks. May I ask for an opinion on this Forum?[​IMG]

    ...and without ducks...
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  2. GrAsS

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    ugh without, did you put the ducks there yourself (photoshop) or were they really there in the shot.

    they look pasted in and they catch the eye to much because of that. without, deffinitly

    Edit: after looking more closely i see you edited the ducks away (the reflection of the boat is partly gone in the image without the ducks.

    you should edit that a bit more to keep the reflection, its a minor detail but if i cought it, others will to ;)
     
  3. JonMikal

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    ducks aside, would you share a little bit of what processing was used to create the mood?
     
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    ThatCameraThingy TPF Noob!

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    I agree !!!


    With out the ducks

    Hanno
     
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    ThatCameraThingy TPF Noob!

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    Now I know what's wrong

    The ducks have no reflections!!

    try adding reflections to the ducks and repost the thread. I'm sure you'll get a diff responce.

    Other wise give OTE and I will try and add Reflections. Although I'm no PS master i'would like to try .


    Hanno
     
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    I love the line created without the ducks, even with reflections, I would prefer it without.
     
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    The picture looks good without the ducks. Tone is good. I would have
    cropped some off the bottom...... would make a great 18x12 picture.
    dundee6
     
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    Thats interesing how you made it pink
     
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    kilifila66 TPF Noob!

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    I would personally go without the ducks, it makes the shot better IMO. The feel of this one rubs me the wrong way, it seems like a cut and paste job, even with the boats. Maybe I am just looking at this one the wrong way, take it with a grain of salt.
     
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    I agree without ducks is much better and not boring at all...however whatever the manipulation was that you have done seems that the shot may have been better off without...if you have the original would you mind posting it? It looks like it would be a lovely shot minus the pepto bismol pinkish feel...
     
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    definitely without the ducks, I too like many others are interested in what you did in post-processing....
     
  12. aussie

    aussie TPF Noob!

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    Thank you again for all the opinions. Below you can see a link to the original photo, and the only thing added that's the frame.
    Regarding postprocessing, all I did was in PS - Layer pallette - New Adjustment Layer - Gradient Map effect.
    I can assure you the ducks are genuine and not added in postprocessing. I was lucky to be at right time there. Boats were fully in the sun but behind them there was a wall of a thick fog.

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b46/marek58/boat2.jpg
     

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