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07/26/2006 08:03:35 PM · #1
I got roasted pretty bad in the lines challenge with a score of 5.2. It wasn't really a great shot but I figured I should have got to 5.5 atleast.

I did receive very helpful comments from yanko(Great focus on lines. This would work better in my opinion if it was purely b/w and you made the whites or in this case grays, whiter.) and eyewave(well seen, but a bit too dark and too noisy). Eyewave also sent me further suggestions along the lines of exposing better and lightening the grays.

I thought I'd try their suggestions and see what you guys thought of the results. So .. which one do you prefer.. and would it have made that 0.3 difference ?

Challenge entry: 365982.jpg

Channel mixer BW: 370218.jpg

Curves: 370219.jpg

Levels: 370220.jpg

Levels BW: 370221.jpg

Thanks,
TheMeg.

Edit: I hate HTML.

Message edited by author 2006-07-26 20:11:09.
07/26/2006 08:17:57 PM · #2
Of these, levels-bw I find preferable. Another way to improve would be to crop off the part of the photo where the building ends and the sky begins - it does nothing but bring an unwelcome end to the eye's travel along those great perspective lines. My mind wants it to go on into infinity.
07/26/2006 08:28:53 PM · #3
Levels or levels B/W
07/26/2006 09:28:27 PM · #4
Originally posted by Megatherian:

Levels or levels B/W


I totaly agree!
07/26/2006 09:42:18 PM · #5
Originally posted by smilebig4me1x:

Originally posted by Megatherian:

Levels or levels B/W


I totaly agree!


I third that. Run some noise reduction software over it and you're good to go :)
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