Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by cletusjermal, Mar 12, 2010.
Not sure what to say, its a fence and its a tree, dont get me wrong, it is a lovely fence and a lovely tree, but what is it saying.
I find it is a bit over exposed in the sky and that is drawing the focus away from the image, try bringing the levels in the sky down and add a bit more contrast in you B&W Conversion
I think i see where you were going with this, and i actually think its a nice photo...but the blur of the fence on the right is distracting to me. Maybe its because it actually goes up the frame on that side and that side is a lighter shade? Im not sure. I just cant stop focusing on it instead of the tree.....Maybe if you cropped it down to the second fence post....
Personaly I like the sky the way it is....even if it is over exposed.
I agree that the fence in the lower right is a bit distracting. I would like to see a little more contrast in the sky.
I don't think you have to "say" anything with the picture. If you like the scene shoot it. There doesn't have to be some pretentious contrived deep meaning to every picture.
it's a curious one. something obscure about it that i find interesting - the horizontal running the length of the fence that stays in shot (due to the little kink in its structure) . it directs the eye. dodging the distant trees beyond the horse sheltering between the fence and the tree, would make the horse more visible. i think that position is the center of gravity (not just the vanishing-point of perspective) of the frame.
I agree with all the posts but, all in all, I like the photo!
Thanks for the input. Does this look better. I think it looks a little better.
I am trying to figure out if i can do dodging with the software i have. I dont have photoshop. I only have the stuff that came with the camera. I just learned what dodging and burning were the other day. So i am still a newb with it. Ill have to read up some more on the software and see if it can do it.
you don't need Photoshop. use GIMP it's open-source, it's free.
GIMP - Windows installers
if you want to know how to use any aspect of it , feel free to PM me.
Thanks. Is it pretty easy to figure out or do you know of any tutorials to it?
can GIMP open RAW images. I just downloaded it and none of the RAW images are available to open.
well..yes using an additional plug-in (that also works as a standalone app)
UFRaw - Download & Install
unfortunately UFRaw doesn't generate thumbnails for browsing your RAW files in explorer. however, yesterday i was told about this freeware which is good for browsing through RAW files..
FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter
i installed it last night, on XP. no nag screens or other such BS. works fine.
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