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  1. eddlum25

    eddlum25 TPF Noob!

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    A walk in the city center yesterday yielded to this image. The day was overcast. The first thing in my mind before I took this image was the details that I can bring out in the wooden door and the status and that is what I did. What do you think. Is there anything I can do to bring out more texture in this picture? Please be harsh with your critique because that is how I learn.

    ISO 160 f/4 1/125 at 50mm
    Lens : Tamron 17-50 f.28
    Image processed with Lightroom 4 Beta version.

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    Looks like there is plenty of detail...maybe even out the crop on the phone booths.
     
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    The colors are amazing. And looks like the focus is tack sharp.
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    The overcast lighting creates soft light, but it's also flat light that really diminishes the perception of depth.

    Some of that sense of depth can be brought back by selectively dodging and burning in the image. Unfortunately, Lightroom's ability to dodge and burn is pretty crude compared to what can be achieved using CS5.
     
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    When I see a pretty symmetrical shot, like this, I expect to find the most interesting thing(s) at the center.
    But to me, these doors don't seem to be anything special, just doors.
    Am I missing something?
     
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    i think this is a nice photo, however you should make sure both sides are cropped equally... the right side is cropped really close to the phone booth and the left has more space. Or... i agree with Mreid and just crop them both out.
     
  7. KmH

    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    One of many possibilities:
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  8. eddlum25

    eddlum25 TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for all your comments.

    KmH, I see what you have done in the image, points taken and thank you again.
     
  9. Austin Greene

    Austin Greene Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    As others said, a little crop can go a long ways with a photo that has as good a foundation as this one does! I would suggest you go back sometime and try to reshoot it in HDR, just to really get every last bit of detail, and because I'm curious what it would look like in HDR :)
     
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    eddlum25 TPF Noob!

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    I might do it for you as well :)
     
  11. Bossy

    Bossy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I used Topaz 4 - Crisp, just for kicks. I also used Transform and roughly straightened your lines.
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    Great job, Bossy
     

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