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10/05/2005 10:46:41 AM · #1
Hi Guys,
Would like your views on this rework of my challenge entry, better/worse ?

233775.jpg entry

240664.jpg rework

Ta.
10/05/2005 10:52:01 AM · #2
I prefer the original, which looks like a place I might have been, over the rework, which looks like a place that doesn't exist.

I think personally I'm heading towards a more muted colour palette though, so that also plays in to my preference. I'd clone out the white rubbish and leave it at that, personally.
10/05/2005 11:03:14 AM · #3
Originally posted by Gordon:

I prefer the original, which looks like a place I might have been, over the rework, which looks like a place that doesn't exist.

I think personally I'm heading towards a more muted colour palette though, so that also plays in to my preference. I'd clone out the white rubbish and leave it at that, personally.


A very poignant answer Gordon, I prefer the more " real life " type pics but they seem to lack the appeal here in the challenges in favour of the " fairy tale " type images that pick up the ribbons.
Bit of a catch 22 situation I suppose.
Thanks for your input.
10/05/2005 11:12:07 AM · #4
I, too, go with the original. The second is a very "with it" picture, but it just doesn't look real. I have to admit that I have a lot of fun fooling around with the dramatic/darkened/hypercolored techniques, but they are all starting to look the same.
10/05/2005 11:31:54 AM · #5
I like the rework, it looks "warmer" and a nice (very real) place to visit.

If it was a business, like a Bed & Breakfast, and I had to choose which one to use for an advertisement, I would choose the rework.

FWIW. ;^)
10/05/2005 11:36:43 AM · #6
I Too like the re-worked. Its much more inviting. Quite honestly, the original is a bit boring and ordinary compared to the re-worked one.
10/05/2005 11:41:45 AM · #7
I also like the re-work to looks warm and inviting in the fore and middle ground while the background looks cold and uninviting. I think that this pic would be interesting to look at with heida's port-processing touch. But its great on its own too. :)

This link shows how she did it on another shot....
//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=250772

10/05/2005 04:14:32 PM · #8
Varied views.
Bump for the evening crowd...please.
10/05/2005 04:39:54 PM · #9
How about a half-step? I like the punch of the re-work, but the yellows are a bit surreal. Maybe dropping the brightness a tad in the yellow channel, or possibly desat a bit of the yellow instead? Target in between the original and the re-work and see what you come up with. Just a thought. :-)
10/05/2005 04:48:26 PM · #10
Definitely the original for me. It's already a nice job. The re-work is rather un-real.
10/05/2005 05:19:54 PM · #11
I feel that the editing should be more or less.

The editing is still to straightforward to fit in the "fairy tale" category and too much to be considered realistic enhancements.
10/05/2005 07:01:18 PM · #12
I like the higher green saturation in the rework, but maybe the shadows are too dark and lose detail for instance in the dark part of the trees.
10/05/2005 07:05:40 PM · #13
I prefer rework
10/05/2005 07:18:15 PM · #14
It depends on what you want to do with it. I like the original as a photo; I can see using it as an part of an advertisement for example. The rework, though, could be part of a series of similar work that illustrates a children's novel.

Like a lot of things, it depends on what you're trying to accomplish with it or what purpose it serves. Both are good and I could see using them in different ways.
10/05/2005 07:19:51 PM · #15
I prefer the brighter colours, but I scored it high and don't really think it would have changed my vote.
10/05/2005 07:58:07 PM · #16
Originally posted by peecee:


A very poignant answer Gordon, I prefer the more " real life " type pics but they seem to lack the appeal here in the challenges in favour of the " fairy tale " type images that pick up the ribbons.
Bit of a catch 22 situation I suppose.
Thanks for your input.


Ah. Well, if you are after ribbons, then it is more of a theme to pander to the current zeitgeist of the site. You can see how far personally I am from that here so I'd take any suggestions I might have with a large cart of salt.

I'd suggest going where your passion and personality take you, rather than try to subjugate it to suit some other expected ideal - there isn't a lot of fun down that road. Otherwise you might find you end up pleasing everyone but yourself.
10/05/2005 08:30:54 PM · #17
I prefer the original.

Although there is something quite ominous about the re-work, it's moodier. The original looks more inviting.

Depends what mood you're trying to convey.
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