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I thought you might be interested in seeing how I ended up using that rainbow shot. Didn't really stand alone, but makes a great spear carrier image. 
 
A new work from my yellowstone trip 
One of the goals I set myself this year was to push myself to put more thought and energy into publishing and display of my images instead of putting most of my time into taking them. This isn’t about creating sales (if that imrpoves,it’s a nice side benefit, of course), but more about understanding how to best show off the images, how to put them in context, and how to better distribute them so they get seen. A good picture is a good picture, bu...
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Ron B

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That shot you could never get, and then along came photoshop,
compilation shot with some added extras,
critique appreciated,
:)   Steve.. Chuq....  ?
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I must say having so many images combined, the light and shadows do present a huge problem, plus also perspective issues,
Doing these renditions are mainly for the fun factor and a learning curve using photoshop and lightroom.
Thx for the comments.
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ty d

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Here's another I shot while driving across one of the bridges between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Thoughts?
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I like the composition and the fact that it was pushed into the green spectrum. My only suggestion would be to keep some detail in the clouds on the left hand side. I personally object to the lack of contrast in the white clouds.
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Chuq Von Rospach

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continuing through my Yellowstone trip images... thoughts?
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The Bison and the water hole being the main focal interset,
A Tighter crop, at the top and bottom could create an more interesting
Image,
nice shot though, for the bison this must be heaven, lots of green grass to eat, water and a sunny day.... 
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Praha - Le gardien du château

I can't stand seeing tourists to pause with such guards for a picture. I had the idea to take him with respect laterally.

Canon AE-1 - #KodakPortra160 
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I agree with +Dogus Utkucu -- I think this would work better as a square format with the right chopped off. I also wish you'd been able to take this shot minus the lady walking away that's clipped by your subject, but that's a minor thing. 

well done!
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Hello eveyone,
This is a shot I took on Sunday the 30th June 2014.
RAW image rendered in DXO and then further processing done in PS CS6. Silver Efex Pro used in B&W conversion. Used a lot of curves and color layers to adjust the shadows and highlights and also did some cropping on the top and right hand side to isolate some distracting body parts of other people in the frame. Also used some dodging in the eyes and added sharpness to overall image and even a little bit more on the eyes. Anyway here is the final image ( I don't have access to the original image at the moment I'll update the post as soon as I do) your comments are appreciated.
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Love the image! My only wish is that he was a bit further in from the left edge of the frame. Exposure is spot on. I love the processing. 
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Daniel Lejeune

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Postprocessing (GIMP) d’une photographie réalisée à BERCK-SUR-MER (Côte d’Opale, Pas-de-Calais, France) avec un compact PANASONIC DMC-TZ6.
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I admit up front not to be a fan of the post processing techniques like the star trails, but that's a personal decision for the photographer so I won't talk about that. 

Beyond that, there are a couple of things that I think could improve the image. The sane is well exposed, but the water/sky feels really dark and out of balance to the rest of the image, and is showing what seems to be noise in it (not grain). it feels muddled. At the same time, the building is VERY bright, on the verge of over-exposure.Overall the feel is one of being out of balance, going from too bright to too dark. Moderating the extremes should improve the overall image. 
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C Rankin
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+Dogus Utkucu Thanks! I opened up the shadows a bit, added some contrast and clarity, and film grain. Mostly standard Lightroom stuff.
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Alex Morrison

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From yesterday's Soapbox races a couple of villages down - played with in LightRoom for contrast, colour and crop.  The black car is my favourite I think - it seems a little more dynamic, even though the blue car was going (considerably!) faster, and is probably a technically better photo.

Thoughts?
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+Alex Morrison Well you did get blur, but if you have another opportunity use it to practice panning and see if you like the effect. The sense of speed and motion can be conveyed by keeping the subject in focus while the background is blurred.
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Hello again guys,
I took this picture yesterday and did a quick post processing.
This time i am posting the original as well. I mainly used the DxO to do the lens correction and did futher editing in CS6. Did cropping, monochrome effect (I was thinking B&W when I took the shot), a little bit of noise, DOF effect, sharpenning, vignetting and ofcourse some curves and brightness adjustments.
Thanks for your input in advance.
Regards
Doğuş
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About this community

This joint is about the end product, the image, how you present it, and how others react to it. That's it. There are enough place online to talk endlessly about gear. And there are enough places to seek approval and +1s and Likes and stuff. While great for the ego, they do little to make us better photographers. Please submit photos. Tell us what you were trying to achieve and we'll do our best to respond. This is supposed to be a community, so please leave at least one comment on a photo for every one that you submit. It'll be an even better place if you leave two for every one! Let's keep the criticism constructive, please. If you have something pointed to say, please think about how to say it. And please don't be dismissive. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. If you talk about gear too much you'll be warned, and then banned. Sorry to be such a hardliner, but I want this place to be about the product, not the process.
 
This is Lewis Lake, in the southern edges of Yellowstone. When I went back two days later, most of the ice had melted, so it's a great example of not missing a moment when it slaps you in the face.. 
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Chuq Von Rospach

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Hi, let me introduce you to Mr. Grumpy. 

One of the things that attracted me to this one is that if you look at his right horn, a big chunk is missing. that can't have been fun. 
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Very nice animal portrait, full of character and enough surroundings to let us know a bit about the environment. I think a boost to contrast might bring out that horn a bit more. I have to think about color. It seems we have gotten so used to boosting contrast that we no longer have photographs that look like the natural environment.
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Dogus Utkucu

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I took this picture thinking it will be b&w in the end. I know this is not a great shot but I wanted to give some sort of creepy feeling like in a Hitchcock film. So what do you think?
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+Chuq Von Rospach 
Thanks a lot. First of all I am happy that you like the first one better as the second is the original raw image :)
I think I understand what you mean about the element of drama lacking in the image and I think it is because of the poor texture in the sky. Clouds are too flat unfortunately. 
Ultimately I was trying to work on shadows and black as oppose to what I generally do and it looks to me if i keep on trying, as you said, i might as well nail a great image one day.
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ty d

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It may be slightly unsafe but I like to shoot a lot while driving. I'm usually interested in shooting from interesting angles. I caught this a while ago (2011) and never thought twice about it until yesterday I went back and looked and something just really drew my eye. I'm trying to figure out if I'm just crazy or if anyone else sees something cool about this image too. Thanks for looking! This is my first post to the community I will try to contribute to discussion as much as I am able.
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I think there's a really interesting shot here, but this image doesn't quite have it. As noted earlier, the composition is off, pieces that ought to be part of the shot are clipped by the frame. I really like the basic look of the shot, but it works best to me as a scouting shot that you take home, look at, and then go back to that location and take a bit more care to get a good composition, not one that doesn't cause you to crash trying to get it.
 
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Greetings, 

I just joined this group – hello all! 
I do a lot of urban landscape photography – In addition to taking photos of buildings, bridges, and such I take a lot of photos of synthetic and organic texture. 
The issue I am having is that I feel my texture photos, while really cool, don’t really offer the same sense of place that my photos of say a bridge do. 
Is this a problem? Should I be finding ways to fit more of the landscape into my photographs to give the viewer a better sense of time and place? Or should I group these textured photos with other references to make the story more cohesive?
I would love to hear your thoughts, 
Thanks!
J 
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Very cool! Thanks so much -- this is helpful. 
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I really like the statue shot. I love the composition in the frame. It's well exposed and nicely processed. I can't suggest any improvements. It's nicely moody and thoughtful.

The street shot is again nicely done and composed, but doesn't do a lot for me. Nothing bad about it, but it feels like a support shot (like my three bison) where it really helps support other, more power images in a set rather than stand alone with it's own message. You need those as you build out stories, and it's a really nice travel shot for helping to set the stage to talk about Lisboa with other images. 
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Praha

Some city center street. Interesting light there, i recommend :-)
Would appreciate your comments.

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You need a strong composition or subject matter for a street shot like this. Otherwise, it's just a snapshot. If the lighting of the scene interests you, take some time to explore different angles.
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Ricardo Alves

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I like all of these images, although like +Alex Morrison I want to chop the left side off the square church shot and make it a portrait format with a strong focus on the church. Otherwise, they really kick some but.. well done. 
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I like this image a lot. I might tweak the crop a bit, but I wouldn't change it significantly. Maybe pull it in from the lower right a bit but I wouldn't tighten it a lot. 

I feel like the image is a bit bright. I might drop the exposure a bit and see whether I liked it. 
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Chuq Von Rospach

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I hope +Mark Limb doesn't mind, I felt the best way to explain the crop was to show it, so I dropped his original into lightroom and experimented. This is the crop I liked best. It removed that bottom band of sand that I didn't think added to the image, and that puts more of an emphasis on those light yellow bands at the bottom (I did that from lower right corner, preserving aspect ratio). Then from top right I pulled in until it felt right and the fisherman started to intersect the lower left third intersection, while still keeping enough of the surf as I could. 

I did a couple of other things to this just to see how I liked them: raised the whites and highlights a bit (about +20) and dropped the blacks and shadows (-30, -40 respectively) to intensify the silhouette and increase contrast a bit. I also added a touch of grain to give it just a bit of grit, but working from a jpeg, the overall processing you can do is limited (and I'm unconvinced about the grain, but then I'm always unconvinced about grain. Still, this is the kind of image I'd experiment with it on).

I looked at it both with color, and as a b/w conversion. I decided I really liked it with the colors in it, especially with taht one fisherman with the yellow jacket. I think that's a fun surprise for the eye and helps the eye find and focus on looking at the fisherman, and you lose it in a b/w conversion. I also really liked those yellow bands in the sand at the bottom, it gives the image some personality. 

So this is my quick thought on the direction I'd take the image. It's definitely not the only way to go, but it might give you a few ideas to play with. 
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We've just about lost the wave action and appear to somehow tilted the horizon. The added grain looks more like noise with lots of color artifacts on my monitor. I like the crop, though.
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