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Lord Hugh

Multiply and
Pavement shot in Hanoi, Vietnam of some sleeping feet. Taken with my hitec Canon Ixus90.

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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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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.

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

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.
 

Bungle73

I was there, now I'm here
Banned
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.
Thanks. I brought up the shadows in LR. Maybe I overdid it tad?
 

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.
 

Pingu

Credo
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.

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
 

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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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.
*oversharing*
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Pingu

Credo
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.
*oversharing*

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spoiler tags would improve that massively for me tbh
 
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