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Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

I tried this alternative take on my recent trip but... the light/sky/weather wasn't right, I was freezing, the little Gorillapod I took was playing up, there were people in my way and I badly underexposed the shot (taken with LiveComp at 0.5s). I initially rejected it, but I've been playing around with it in LR and have managed to rescue it to some degree - so I'm offering it for your humble views!


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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

I personally would edit out the wavy grey line thats crosses from the 2nd floor of the building to go in front of the lamp post.

But otherwise its very nice.
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I personally would edit out the wavy grey line thats crosses from the 2nd floor of the building to go in front of the lamp post.

But otherwise its very nice.
Yea, that's what I mean by people getting in the way! I'll give it a go trying to remove it, but I'm not sure my PP skills are up to it!
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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

Paul I quite like the ghostly passers by.
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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

I find the street light more distracting than the passers by. 20 Watt in one side, 200 Watt in the other.
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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

Makes you wonder how the building stands up...

Not too keen on the wavy lines, looks like a dirty lens.

But a startling picture for certain, and well seen and caught

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It's this very type of experimentation that makes photography so much fun.
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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

Overall I think it is a cracking pic and very atmospheric. And it certainly looks cold! But just to be really picky I would prefer either more or less of the blurry passer(s)-by.

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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

I enjoy a challenge.
Do you mind if I have a go at removing the ghosts ?
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I enjoy a challenge.
Do you mind if I have a go at removing the ghosts ?
Understand if you say no.
That's an offer I can't refuse. Are you happy with the JPEGs on Flickr (there are several sizes there), or do you want something better?
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That's an offer I can't refuse. Are you happy with the JPEGs on Flickr (there are several sizes there), or do you want something better?
The jpg on Flickr are fine. I will see what I can do in PS. I am no expert and this is a real challenge. Keep me out of mischief on a dull day.

My wife and I are going to New York to see our son in May and having seen your shot I will certainly add the Flatiron Building to my list.
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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

Here you go, far from perfect.

Its a tough one to get right.


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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

That's a massive improvement - thank you So much cleaner without the white stripe!
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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

An impressive composition that makes the building look fragile and almost from a sci-fi gothic style city.
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Re: Alternative take on the Flatiron Building

I like it a lot. Obviously a great city to get the camera out when you're there..... you do wonder how that building doesn't fall over in a decent wind!
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