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06/30/2006 06:12:19 PM · #1
Hey Everybody,

I took a snap of a cemetary and experimented with it. The photo as such is not great but am just experimenting. Also, I'm not sure if it looks better with Sepia or not. Comments please?

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Thanks,
Swapna
06/30/2006 06:13:23 PM · #2
I like the color version better of the two, just wish you'd shot with a deeper DOF as this mostly oof look makes me dizzy.
06/30/2006 06:19:38 PM · #3
Color!
06/30/2006 06:22:04 PM · #4
I actually did shoot with good DOF. I tried soft focus in my editing.
06/30/2006 06:27:43 PM · #5
Another vote for color :-)
06/30/2006 06:29:32 PM · #6
Colour :) Not sure the soft-focus works here.
06/30/2006 06:31:18 PM · #7
like the photo--- in color!
06/30/2006 06:41:17 PM · #8
The color is certainly better. Can we see the original without the soft focus.
06/30/2006 06:45:44 PM · #9
color....... i second the concern about the soft focus.
06/30/2006 07:22:49 PM · #10
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This is the image without any soft focus and I took out Sharpen too.

Any suggestions on editing I can do?
06/30/2006 07:32:37 PM · #11
I would say loose that blown out sky with a crop, I also don't like the soft focus edit version and would keep it color or REALLY work it in B/W to give it an old school feeling.

Powerful image that rings true in today's world.


07/01/2006 05:13:13 PM · #12
Without playing around with it, I would tend to agree that a tighter crop, eliminating the sky and a little off the right (where the road is) and some from the left. I like the feeling of 'infinty' and think that could also be enhanced with a tighter crop. Definetly better without the soft focus.

08/14/2006 09:11:45 AM · #13
Originally posted by mystardream:

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This is the image without any soft focus and I took out Sharpen too.

Any suggestions on editing I can do?


Not so much a suggestion on editing, but if you could take the picture again, I think a shot from an angle that would clearly show the flags planted in front of each stone would make for a more powerful image.
08/14/2006 09:18:16 AM · #14
Like the colour version more than the sepia, though it could work in B&W if the contrast was increased. You should consider getting rid of the sky and loose the soft focus.
08/14/2006 09:43:16 AM · #15
I had a play around with it. I tried using a gradient on the sky but I think it just looks better without it, especially if you use a 8x10 crop ratio. There is a fair bit of noise but if you 'age' the look of it then the noise adds to the image. I tried an aged color shot and a darker sepia image.

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