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Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?  
User currently offlineBaylorairbear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Thanks for looking  Smile
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9338/picture3095cf.jpg
I think not, but I am partial to the photo since I took it and it is one of my favorites. This photo always makes me smile. Per professional and/or A.net standards, does this picture make the grade (only considering the light pole in the foreground)?

While I'm at it, I'll sneak in a couple of other questions  Wink

Does it matter at what stage in the editing I resize the image? I've been doing it last in PS 2.0, and the reason is that I've sometimes seen editing software process the same image different ways depending on the pixel count.

Also, I used the tower as my guide for leveling the photo. Was that the appropriate decision? Does any plumb object (i.e. pole, chimney, tree...) suffice?

Thanks again. All opinions are greatly appreciated!

BAB wave 

p.s. I think I might widen the crop a bit to get the entire length of the pier on the left.


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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

The pole spoils it for me.

Sharpen at the last stage - after resizing.



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3969 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Quoting Baylorairbear (Thread starter):
Also, I used the tower as my guide for leveling the photo. Was that the appropriate decision?

Yes. However, other things you can use are roads, runways, horizon.


User currently offlineFlyingzacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

I don't know if it's only me, but exposure and contrast don't seem right to me.

Cheers,
Sebastian



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User currently offlineBaylorairbear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Thanks, guys!

Quoting Flyingzacko (Reply 3):
I don't know if it's only me, but exposure and contrast don't seem right to me.

Not only you; I simply did a quick edit of the original so that it would be somewhat presentable. My contrast is a wee bit high, and my colors too saturated.

Best,
BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineGlapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Hello! well a very nice shot indeed.

Quoting Flyingzacko (Reply 3):
I don't know if it's only me, but exposure and contrast don't seem right to me.



Quoting Viv (Reply 1):
Sharpen at the last stage - after resizing

As usual, I'm not an expert but thank to what I have learnt last days with some new rejections, exposure and softness are definitely a problem here. You may want to try an extra kick of selective sharpening. I dunno about the contrast, I mean It looks like it might be also a little wrong, but I'm not sure about that.



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3078 times:
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Hi all

Yes, would be a nice image if it wasn't for the contrast and exposure problem.

Oh, and the pole as well.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineBaylorairbear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3005 times:

Thanks, Glapira and Granite. I'm connecting in DEN next weekend, so I guess I need to get on the phone and see about having those poles removed. Big grin

Much appreciated,
BAB



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Quoting Granite (Reply 6):
Yes, would be a nice image if it wasn't for the contrast and exposure problem.

Oh, and the pole as well.

 rotfl 

anything else Gary?

Quoting Baylorairbear (Thread starter):
(only considering the light pole in the foreground)?

Poles = BAD


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