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Beach Scene Part 2

Discussion in 'Critique Corner' started by Van Duke, 11 September 2012.

  1. Van Duke

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    Yesterday I spent some time on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. I shot a scene of a person on the bench looking out at the beach. I felt the picture had merit so I made some minor changes and variations for your critique. I didn't go overboard on processing as I really wanted to have the pictures be defined by its composition. The minor processing is merely the starting point or it just may be fine the way it stands. I'd like to hear 'peeps opinions on what you all think.

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    Original photo shot HDR with fotor.

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    B&W filter from arema c. Removed the kite

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    Crop till you drop :). Added glaze filter

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    Another variation with a little more definition and scratch cam

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    Color version with a different glaze filter.
     
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    Robert Lancaster Searching for Groovy! Site Staff

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    Fantastic VanDuke! :thumbs:
    I really like the B&W variation and the first Glaze version.
    Have you tried running the image through one of the more intense B&W apps like Noir or Dramatic B&W?
     
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    lisamjw Pretty & Sneaky... Site Staff

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    Nice images! I really like #4 in part because it "crops out" the hand resting on the bench. (Could you remove the hand using Retouch or a similar app?)
     
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  4. Van Duke

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    Lisa I tried using retouch to remove the arm and hand as I felt it really posed a distraction in the picture. However as you know working with retouch works best on a small object with an open uncluttered background. I tried to remove the arm but it kept blending into the bench. Any tips on how to do a better job at removing difficult images?
     
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    #3 and #4 are my favorite a great Rule of Thirds crop, and the textures fantastic

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    I wondered about that very thing! I know it is difficult to remove certain objects. I would have done the same thing you did. :)
     
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    I really love the last Glaze version... I use FilterStorm's clone tool to remove things. It can be tricky, but the results are usually very good. :thumbs:
     
  8. Van Duke

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    Hmm... I don't have filter storm yet but photo gene 2 has a clone tool. Il have to play with it and see if and how it works.
     
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    I've tried the PhotoGene clone tool and have great difficulty using it for some reason...FilterStorm is much easier for me. Let me know how it works for you!
     

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