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Postby Michael Ortega » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:48 am

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same graveyard

Postby Michael Ortega » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:51 am

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Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:09 pm

I like the old grave yards. They have a life about them. I like the old slanded tomestones and crosses.
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Postby Carmelo » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:17 am

I like the first image with the eye of an ancient crone peering out from the knothole of a sunwarmed tree overlooking an old cold place. Be great if you could somehow edit out the wires from the upper background.
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Postby ehoeveler » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:01 am

Number two is my favorite - The knot in the old tree is
too jarring, takes away from the snowy serenity of the
graveyard. I agree about the power lines; if you can
erase them it would be good. If you can't, OK. The
picture still looks good. E
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GRAVEYARD AND TREE

Postby IRMA BACKELANT » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:58 pm

THE FIRST THING I NOTICE IS THE TREE - GOOD TEXTURE AND DETAIL, IN FOCUS
THEN MY EYE SEES THE GRAVEYARD. A LOT GOING ON AT ONCE AND MY EYE DOES'NT KNOW WHERE TO SETTLE. IF THE BACKGROUND WERE MORE BLURRED WITH A JUST A SUGGESTION OF THE GRAVE STONES IT MAY HAVE A MORE ERIE LOOK- MORE SUGGESTIVE THAN REALISTIC SOMETIMES MAKES PEOPLE USE THEIR IMAGINATION MORE.
AND THE HORIZON NEEDS TO BE LEVEL ( USE STRAIGHTEN TOOL FOR THIS) A JUDGE WILL ALWAYS MARK DOWN FOR THIS
USE OF SHADOW ON GRAVE STONES IS GOOD, BUT SKY IS BLOWN OUT AND THERE APPEARS TO BE AN ARTIFACT IN SKY - STRAIGHT LINE JUST HANGING THERE. MAYBE ADD FOG OR SMOKE ON GROUND FOR MORE MOOD IF POSSIBLE.
GRAVEYARDS ARE VERY EMOITIVE AND MAYBE CHANGING PERSPECTIVE - LIKE GETTING DOWN ON GROUND WITH A CROSS OR STONE IN FOCUS AND LETTING THE TREES IN BACK GROUND BE OUT OF FOCUS- MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO TRY.
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Postby Michael Ortega » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:47 am

I do intend to do some computer adjustments to this image...primarily to get rid of the power lines. I may level the horizon...not sure...many thanks for the comments!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:39 pm

Michael, the second on looks great as it is for a realistic photograph.
If you want to do enhancements, Irma's advise sounds great.
For the second one, instead of fog, I would also try blinding sunlight coming from the background filtered somewhat by the trees.
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Postby tintefaust » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:08 pm

Great pic. I would leave the horizon crooked and as is, but def get rid of fence and power lines. To me the status of the graveyard, how it is old and deteriorating, is reflective of what lies below, and says a lot of the passage of energy through time. If the horizon is level it may take away some of that motion. I'm a horrible photographer though, so this is more of an opinion than a critique, lol.
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Postby Michael Ortega » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:08 am

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Postby ehoeveler » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:28 pm

Enhanced looks good. E
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