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Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by alef, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Lord Hugh

    Lord Hugh Multiply and

    It's a nice shot; for me, I would increase the contrast/darken the shadows, as there is not much dark in the picture (looks a little "washed out" which does not suit the image), and then maybe increase the saturation/vibrance of the colours (personal taste alarm! This is mostly just my preferences, though I'd recommend to increase the darkness to stretch out the histogram to full range regardless of taste). I am also finding that the brightness of the top and bottom draw my eyes away from the centre - I would do a slight vignetting around the edges to draw the eye to the center.

    I did a quick example - it's not the best as I only have gimp on this PC and I'm not used to using it, so it's a bit funny, but gives an idea of what I mean:
    [Edit: also there was something bugging me about the framing, I cropped a little off the pavement at the bottom and it's more pleasing now]
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  2. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    It's a nice spot. What I would have done is made a vertical shot that crops off some of the extraneous detail on the right and left (especially the polystyrene boxes) which makes more of the relationship between the feet and the shoes left on the step.


    And I agree with Lord Hugh about tweaking the levels just to get the best of the shadow areas.
  3. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Thanks to Lord Hugh & RoyReed for the advice, i'd actually a more 'portrait' one but only posted the wider one.
  4. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

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  5. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Another from me. This on a personal photo walk along the Thames in September. Took a few, of which this is one of those I chose to edit and upload.

    [​IMG]Westminster by Graham West 2014, on Flickr
  6. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    The chester photo has a great mass of nothing much on the left hand side. Seems a bit meh tbh.

    I like the westminster bridge shot though. The different sky above it frames it really well. Houses seem washed out slightly.
  7. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Thanks. I brought up the shadows in LR. Maybe I overdid it tad?
  8. Conrad2

    Conrad2 New Member

  9. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

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  10. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    this is my first attempt at anything remotely arty with my camera. imo it could probably do with a little crop but thought would submit the raw picture to get more experienced views

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2015
  11. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Apart from the blob in the upper right, it looks really good. Next time you might consider framing it so the topiary on the RHS is out of shot.
  12. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    am going to introduce it to photoshop later on today to crop out some of the unwanted bits and to despekle a bit. the blob was cos it was raining and a drop got onto the lens but that is easily removed too
  13. Pingu

    Pingu Credo



    • straighten image up
    • remove blob
    • slight crop (if I crop to remove the plant then it just doesnt look right)
  14. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Took this image of Lincoln Cathedral last week. I'm annoyned at myself for not giving more space at the top, and also it would probably would have been better shot in the morning to avoid the large shadow at the bottom, but it would have meant getting up early (if the weather played ball). :(

    [​IMG]Lincoln Cathedral During the Golden Hour by Graham West 2014, on Flickr
  15. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    It's two images stitched together btw (I need to get myself a wide angle lens).
  16. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

  17. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Quite chuffed with this, taken on my old iPhone 5:

  18. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Cross-posted from the Mundane Pictures of the North thread:


    Taken half an hour ago on my way to work.
  19. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    Pevesney Bay last weekend.
    Snapped on a mobile phone.
  20. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Simple subject I know. But was so pleased with this. Flowers my sis in law gave me.

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  21. Archimage

    Archimage Kat Knapper

    oops, sorry, wrong thread.. removed.
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  22. Archimage

    Archimage Kat Knapper

    Okay, I went out locally and took some pics.
    All here in Inyo County - California.




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  23. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

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  24. catinthehat

    catinthehat Failed VK = Replicant

    I know nowt about taking photo and most get taken on a mobile phone with me squinting and wobbling. This is a shame as I am fortunate to spend a lot of time in very picturesque places. If someone would tell me a couple of things to do it better that would please me and I would be grateful. I think I am okish at picking things to take a picture of but always have it tipsy or with a big sunlight thing all over the place. Here, for example, I have lopped the top of the mountain off.

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  25. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

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    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

  27. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I hope this doesn't upset anyone, I know it's ugly.
    Took the picture a few days ago on my corner here, early morning on way to the station. Haven't shown it to anyone yet.
    What troubled me most is that I saw a beauty in this which maybe wasn't there at all. I don't know.
    The foxcub was removed that same day but the blood's still there.
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  28. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    never really done any still life before so open to all comments and tips

  29. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    spoiler tags would improve that massively for me tbh
  30. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Yes, sorry. I don't know how to do that will try to figure it out later.

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