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Old December 13th, 2004, 11:52 PM
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"Beach Ball W/ Shadowed Leaves"

For one thing, I suppose this is too dark. On the other, the contrast seems a bit askew to me. I dunno. Comments welcome and appreciated

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Old December 14th, 2004, 05:42 AM
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ya i would say that it's a huge contrast issue because of the ball being so bright, and the rest being so dark. i would probably also have liked to see more of the ball, or maybe just at another angle... that's just my personal opinion though
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Old December 14th, 2004, 05:49 AM
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I really like this. Blah blah blah on contrast....who cares? 'tis art.

It took me a while to decide if I liked it or not. I think the capture is magnificent. Despite the contrast the colors do show up rather well. Very neat shadows and lighting there.

Good Job.
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Old December 14th, 2004, 08:38 AM
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slight red color-cast in the low tones?
also, if you brought the crop lines in you might get more power out of the shape composition. perhaps bring the bottom crop line to just under the shadow of the fern, and the right crop-line in to clip, just barely, the red circle at the top. this would focus more attention on the interplay of the shapes.
as for contrast, i like that, too, it's part of what makes this photo work.
very interesting composition / idea.
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Old December 14th, 2004, 08:45 AM
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i like the shadow falling on the ball. if i were making this shot, i would have made it the focal point of the picture.

the red clor of the ball take the eye away from the shadow..
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Old December 14th, 2004, 10:27 AM
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I really like this. Blah blah blah on contrast....who cares? 'tis art.
I agree.... blah contrast blah colours blah lighting blah blah blah great shot
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Old December 14th, 2004, 10:38 AM
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slight red color-cast in the low tones?
also, if you brought the crop lines in you might get more power out of the shape composition. perhaps bring the bottom crop line to just under the shadow of the fern, and the right crop-line in to clip, just barely, the red circle at the top. this would focus more attention on the interplay of the shapes.
as for contrast, i like that, too, it's part of what makes this photo work.
very interesting composition / idea.
You know, despite my years of experience using photoshop, i have a hard time with the cropping issue (meaning im a cropping retard hehe). I appreciate you giving voice to my internal dialog on that score...

The red color-cast in the low tones comment was like telling a brick to have a soft spot for logistics, meaning I dont understand the jargon, so enlighten me, i feel like a moron.

Thanks to everyone for feedback, I will reshoot this one and try again to capture that shadow as the focal point for the shot
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Old December 14th, 2004, 10:48 AM
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Thanks to everyone for feedback, I will reshoot this one and try again to capture that shadow as the focal point for the shot
I think that could be a bad move. With the leaves shadow as the focal point, the viewer could just think "oh right, a shadow on a beachball" but as it currently stands, the power is in the subtlety of the positioning of the focal point.
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Old December 14th, 2004, 11:49 AM
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slight red color-cast in the low tones?
also, if you brought the crop lines in you might get more power out of the shape composition. perhaps bring the bottom crop line to just under the shadow of the fern, and the right crop-line in to clip, just barely, the red circle at the top. this would focus more attention on the interplay of the shapes.
as for contrast, i like that, too, it's part of what makes this photo work.
very interesting composition / idea.
You know, despite my years of experience using photoshop, i have a hard time with the cropping issue (meaning im a cropping retard hehe). I appreciate you giving voice to my internal dialog on that score...

The red color-cast in the low tones comment was like telling a brick to have a soft spot for logistics, meaning I dont understand the jargon, so enlighten me, i feel like a moron.

Thanks to everyone for feedback, I will reshoot this one and try again to capture that shadow as the focal point for the shot

low tones= shadows
a color cast can be fixed several ways- easiest (imo) is to check the histogram for each color channel. in rgb mode, click on red channel, then ctrl L. correct histogram with the sliders at the bottom. do this for green and blue channels, then look at rgb composite and you will see a notable difference if the cast is corrected. there are other ways to do this- perhaps drlynn can suggest more or direct you to info telling you how.

as for re-shooting, i think you have a good shot already, you just need to tweak it a little.
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Old December 14th, 2004, 12:37 PM
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HONETY!

Utterly horrible....too dark, oversaturated, stain on white portion of ball, nothing here at all. Sorry if your offended but this is my honest critique. Maybe what you "saw" is not what you captured.
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