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12/22/2003 04:45:20 PM · #1
After a string of relatively poor results I'm beginning to doubt if I should be submitting as many pics as I do..

I'd appreciate any feedback which of the following you prefer and what you think:
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12/22/2003 05:10:00 PM · #2
Originally posted by PaulMdx:

After a string of relatively poor results I'm beginning to doubt if I should be submitting as many pics as I do..

I'd appreciate any feedback which of the following you prefer and what you think:
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I think that if you photoshopped them more they would be ribbon worthy.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. ;D

But truthfully, they are kind of plain. Not a lot of POP to them. What were you tryin to convey?
12/22/2003 05:30:07 PM · #3
Originally posted by MeThoS:

I think that if you photoshopped them more they would be ribbon worthy.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. ;D

But truthfully, they are kind of plain. Not a lot of POP to them. What were you tryin to convey?

ROFLMAO. :-D

I did a fair amount of PSing on the pouring image (which just goes to show you can't resurrect a poor shot!). The second just had some levels/etc.

I agree with you saying there's not a lot of pop.. I was hoping for a much crisper pouring shot, but I couldn't get a wide enough DOF on the jug. The second came out roughly as I wanted, but I agree it's relatively flat an uninteresting. I tried increasing the contrast fairly heavily, but it seemed to make the image look quite harsh (with the dark top-left).
12/22/2003 06:11:01 PM · #4
well, it's clear on white. I don't know how much better you can get it with out spending a lot of time lighting it.
12/22/2003 06:12:45 PM · #5
Maybe try it with a different background...something with some color. That might break up the plainness. Maybe black or a blue.

Just an idea.
12/22/2003 06:14:58 PM · #6
or put food coloring in the pitcher.
12/22/2003 06:18:53 PM · #7
not sure food coloring is allowed in the 'rules' here...
i think you have to find naturally colored water to shoot.
12/22/2003 06:49:19 PM · #8
Originally posted by cbeller:

Maybe try it with a different background...something with some color. That might break up the plainness. Maybe black or a blue.

Just an idea.


I agree about trying color. Pouring it into something w/ color, through something colorful. Lighting the subject from below (either pure light or through a filter) may give it some drama/pop. Maybe putting a goldfish in it (or does that break the rules, too?)
12/23/2003 06:02:02 AM · #9
Some good ideas there. Thanks for the help guys.
12/23/2003 06:32:49 AM · #10
Delete


Message edited by author 2003-12-23 06:33:53.
12/23/2003 06:37:57 AM · #11
Pual don't give up, your abergae is better than a lot of people.

I too had a poor run - 3 4's in 3 challenges, after that I vowed to think more and more to never get a 4 again, and thus far it's worked.

After getting regular 5's I then decided to concentrate even more and try to get my average up to 6 (more important to me than a ribbon) to show some consistantcy, now have all 6's bar one in the last 6 challenges, with veichals dropping to a low 5 and macro II at 6.6.

So just think a bit more, and try lots of stuff.

Good luck and keep submitting, your images are good!

JP
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