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02/20/2005 11:52:51 AM · #1
Greetings all,
Just looking for some quick feedback or suggestions as to which of the two below look better, the original, or the desaturated version, also any thought on how to improve them would be improved. This barn was something I found just driving around, so I didnt quiet have the conditions as perfect as I would have liked, but wanted to capture it while I was there (In case I cant find my way back again)

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Thanks, Mike

02/20/2005 12:02:21 PM · #2
i like the desaturated better... mostly because i have a strong dislike for cyan skies.
02/20/2005 07:00:51 PM · #3
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02/20/2005 07:10:59 PM · #4
I like the colors of the flag better in #2 but I don't care so much for the selective coloring. Could you combine the version and just up the sat? I love the old flag. Cool find.
02/20/2005 07:11:22 PM · #5
I like the desat one better too. I love doing desturation on my photos every now and then, in my profile you'll see a few ! It just adds another dimension and can greatly enhance an average photo. :-)
02/20/2005 07:17:32 PM · #6
I like the color version best just lose the power lines.
02/20/2005 07:30:30 PM · #7
I like the desat version better. The flag stands out more than in the colour version.
02/20/2005 08:54:14 PM · #8
Am not a fan of selective desaturation; so, with that in mind, I vote for the color one, though -- as ButterflySis hinted at -- the color pic could benefit from additional post-processing (i.e., selective dodging and burning).
02/20/2005 09:05:09 PM · #9
The desaturated version would be better if the colors were a little warmer and the the flag's colors weren't so bright, and also if the sky was brighter. I have to go with the saturated version, because the flag is intergrated into the house, and the sudden desaturation isn't subtle enough to be effective.

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02/20/2005 09:25:40 PM · #10
The color version looks like a cute find (but it could easily be improved - I agree with butterflysis), whereas the desat looks fake. If I didn't know better, I'd wonder if you added that flag in PS.
02/20/2005 09:27:59 PM · #11
i dislike cyan skies also and think the unsaturated version is nicer and helps the eye go where it should...

02/20/2005 09:51:05 PM · #12
I kind of like the desat one better but it seems too bright to me. I guess I may be the only one that thinks that but I think it may look better like this, but that is just me, and what do I know.

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