You're Being Watched.

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by flygning, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. flygning

    flygning TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    [​IMG]

    I was strolling through Bisbee taking pictures of all the interesting sights and crazy people when I felt like I was being watched.

    I love the bright colors of the door and the wheelbarrow. I wanted the foreground to be blurred, but I'm not sure if I like the affect. Is it too distracting, or does it work for you?

    Let me know what you think!
     
  2. MissMia

    MissMia TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,573
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Cool shot! I love the colors in that one.

    I too felt like I was being watched in Bisbee, but it wasn't by a cat! :evil:
     
  3. flygning

    flygning TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for looking :)

    Bisbee is full of creepies, isn't it? We met some fairly tame crazies, and one of my high school teachers, but we didn't any of the really bad ones. Pretty lucky too, or the boy would have made me go home earlier than he did.
     
  4. MissMia

    MissMia TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,573
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Actually we had a pretty scary experience in Bisbee. Haven't been back since.
     
  5. TamiyaGuy

    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chelmsford, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I really like the DOF on that image, but I would've liked it perhaps a tiny bit shallower. I'd be able to get tons of those kinds of pics where I live, there are cats EVERYWHERE :D. But with old dustbins & blocks of flats as backgrounds, not quite as aesthetic.

    Not saying that that photo isn't impressive, it's fantastic :mrgreen:.
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The scene you spotted is nice. That cat was certainly watching you! The colours of the building, door, wheelbarrow are all very nice. Crisp focus.
    But the wilted leaves in the foreground ... grrr!
    Couldn't you go pull them out first (no, I know you wouldn't! The cat would have run away!)
    How about asking one of the real PS whizzes if they can clone out those leaves for you? Put it into the Photoshop Challenges and see what can be done. I think the photo as such will gain through the treatment.
     
  7. ClarkKent

    ClarkKent TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,020
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kankakee,IL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Very nice capture, I wonder what the same image would look like without the fence. Great capture!
     
  8. flygning

    flygning TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks everyone. Like I said, I did want the leaves in the foreground, but yeah, a shallower DoF would have been great. I'm still getting a feel for what effect my minimum and maximum apertures really produce.

    I also considered cloning out the leaves, for my own practice, but I'm sure the result wouldn't be worthy of posting anywhere. If I ever feel the need to print it, I'll consider having a 'pro' help me with that :)

    Again, thanks for your input, everyone!
     
  9. Christina

    Christina TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    947
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    jacksonville, fl
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    my thoughts exactly,
    but i love how you have so many things that are interesting yet they blend well together.
     
  10. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    9,893
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I think the real distractor is the leaf immediately underneath the cat. You can see that it's bigger than the other leaves and also immediately adjacent to your main subject. You might try cloning it out and see what happens. I like the pic alot.
     
  11. flygning

    flygning TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    [​IMG]

    How's this?
     
  12. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    9,893
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I like it much better -- would be interested in what the others say. What do you think?
     

Share This Page