Leave it or Clone it Out?

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  1. Ysarex

    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    From my walk to the grocery store. My mother used to tell me that every injury of your youth would be back to visit you in your old age -- I think I just took a picture of that.

    Anyway -- can't decide on the obvious cloning job. If you can't see it then the answer is leave it.

    Joe

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  2. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You mean the nail ?
     
  3. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Nevertheless... Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Out damn spot!
     
  4. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    I see it but it doesn't detract from the image.
     
  5. Ysarex

    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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  6. Ysarex

    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Does it add?

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  7. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's part of the image.
     
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    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For me it does. I like unexpected elements, and the nail clearly breaks the vertical pattern of the image but in a good way. The whole image is about the shapes and color and texture, and the sudden round nail adds even more texture.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    The nail provides dissonance (in a good way!) in a composition that's heavily dependent upon repetition. To me, it also adds verisimilitude. I say leave it in. Definitely, leave it be!
     
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  10. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    No but for me neither does the left 20% of the image. I like it the way it is.

    Clone/healing things out like this. I don't get it. If the nail were painted or not looking like it belonged I could get behind removing it but in this case it's something you'll notice but it makes sense to be there.
     
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    weepete TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    leave it
     
  12. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When faced with something like this, I usually ask myself... if I was working with a different medium... like oils or pastels, would I have added it? It helps remind me that I have the same control with photographs and can place any element (or not) wherever I wish.

    Personally, I like the nail head. It helps me realize just what I'm looking at. The one thing I am tempted to do is a very wee bit of distorting at the bottom left corner so that the left ridge of the metal is as perfectly plumb as the rest.

    -Pete
     

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