baylorairbear
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Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:10 pm

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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viv
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RE: Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:38 pm

The pole spoils it for me.

Sharpen at the last stage - after resizing.
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RE: Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:51 pm

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.
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RE: Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:27 pm

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

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baylorairbear
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RE: Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:36 pm

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
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RE: Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:37 pm

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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RE: Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:09 pm

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
 
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RE: Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:14 am

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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RE: Does The Light Pole Kill This Pic?

Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:55 am

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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