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Looking for improvement This is the e-group critique board. If you post a picture here it will be assumed that you are looking for comprehensive technical feedback - both good and bad, but always respectful. Only post pictures here if you can deal with potentially negative constructive criticism. Anyone is qualified to comment and post feedback, and everyone is encouraged to do so. NB: "Looking for Improvement" is the place to post any pictures you would like advice on improving, no matter how bad you might think they are.

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Old 2nd February 2012
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Re: Your thoughts welcome

For me the first thre vertical lamposts are things I would have gotten rid off,by cloning them out altogether - they conflict with the symetry of the trees in the immediate foreground.

Some of the latter treatment making the overall picture darker is my opinon a mistake.
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My first thought was being disappointed in the too-bright greys on the trees, then Falk posted his which was nicer for me, tonally.
I agree Falk's tone is by far and away nicer. I guess the light has been defused thought the leafs which may help.

I think as mine is clearly winter and so darker tones may suit the mood.
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I agree Falk's tone is by far and away nicer. I guess the light has been defused thought the leafs which may help.
That is to kind of you Adam
When I converted my image to greyscale I added a bit of contrast to it and - somehow - 'lifted' the mid tonal range. I don't use PS or fancy stuff alike, so can't tell any numbers to use - just because I stick to my 1997 edition of Picture Publisher 7
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Re: Your thoughts welcome

I've spent quite a time looking at it, and have ended up with mixed feelings I think.

It's definitely a great subject for mono shot, and I think a little more darkness or vignetting around the edges would add. Nice and sharp too.

However, I think my issue is more to do with the composition - I can't decide whether the image was of the tree lined walk, or the woman - she's not quite dominant enough in the frame for it to be about her, and also the picture seems to have been taken from quite a high viewpoint relative to the scene.

Apart from the woman, most of the interesting action happens in the top half of the frame, so for me there's something about timing of the shot, perhaps taking it from a lower viewpoint and possibly at a longer focal length too - really stretching things, with the woman walking away and the man and child walking towards the camera in the distance, a longer focal length with ability to compress the perspective might even have helped create a story for the characters in the photo.

I realise my comments haven't really been about the mono bit - but hope they're interesting even if you disagree!

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... I stick to my 1997 edition of Picture Publisher 7
I just checked the Pain-shop-Pro that I often use : 1997 too!
A good year for programmes eh?

Oldversion.com is a useful website for stuff like this.
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Re: Your thoughts welcome

Really nice shot ! I like it a lot
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Re: Your thoughts welcome

I would add a little more contrast and sharpen it too

I hope you dont mind but I will delete this if you wish


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Re: Your thoughts welcome

I like the shot but agree that maybe a little vignette might help keep me in the frame. There is a heavy branch top left that I find keeps grabbing my attention - can that be lopped off?
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Re: Your thoughts welcome

I don't remember seeing this first time around but I happen to like the shot as posted by Adam, for all the reasons that others have mentioned. I do agree that the thick branch top left needs some attention, perhaps just lighten it so its less unobtrusive.
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