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MrsKitty
01-01-2006, 14:38
For those of you who don't OAF, I wanted to get some feedback/comments/critique of these two shots I got yesterday outside a building that burnt.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/misskitty5077/gumballmachineretouchedwithcopyrigh.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/misskitty5077/wallglassretouched.jpg

Fred
01-01-2006, 18:07
I like them, Miss Kitty. My only comment about the first one is that on my monitor it looks likes the focal point is on the vertical column in front of the gumball machines, and I think it would be a more powerful picture if the focus was on the gumball machines. Just my .02.

hwyhobo
01-01-2006, 22:35
I agree with Fred. I like them both. The second one is immediately striking. The first one takes a moment to realize that the real focus is the gumball dispensers, then it makes a strong impact.

Perhaps (just perhaps), if you cut out that large area of light in the upper right corner, so that the attention would not wander around, and perhaps if you darkened the lower left area to frame the gumball machines, and if you then pulled them out by increasing the contrast on them a bit and sharpening them just a touch, like so:

http://www.infobound.com/personal/hwyhobo/tgpl/misskitty-tg.jpg

What do you think? I hope you don't mind my playing with it, but I really like the photo.

BTW, I will delete it off my server as soon as you let me know to do so.

hwyhobo
01-01-2006, 22:42
BTW, the gumball machines sharpened without noise. What camera did you use? I looked, but there was no EXIF record.

MrsKitty
01-02-2006, 07:51
Play with it all you want :)

That is how I learn! ;f

I used a Rebel XT and a 70-300 Sigma lens set on macro without a tripod. Both pics were taken from about 100 foot away, at least. But shhhhh! Don't tell :)

I submitted some pics to one of the larger local papers and a reporter called back saying he really liked them and wanting to know how I got inside the building. He asked which fireman I was married to. I just laughed and didn't tell him how I did it :)

I am still learning to manipulate the images and haven't quite gotten how to lighten/darken certian sections down yet... I know, in time but I have no patience :(

BTW, I really wish what is left of that beam wasn't hanging down there, in a way I feel it totally blocks the machine.....but what can you do? At least it didn't totally obscure the gumball machine :)

hwyhobo
01-02-2006, 15:03
Originally posted by misskitty5077
I used a Rebel XT
That's why no noise even with agressive selective levels and sharpening. I should have known.

I am waiting for PMA at the end of February to see what new Canon comes up with before I decide what to buy.