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07/31/2008 12:10:23 AM · #1
Hey guys, I took this photo yesterday and i really like it and I like it in black and white... but there is something that just strikes me as being off about this photo. I think it's the patch of grass in the upper corner! I've tried cropping it in different ways but I just can't find something that I like! Do you guys have any suggestions? Do you even like the image? Help me guys! :) Evan

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PS do you think I should just go reshoot this image and try and find something I like?
07/31/2008 01:02:32 AM · #2
I like it also. Nice patterns and the way the light hits it. What about doing a selection on that upper corner and just darkening that area a bit?
07/31/2008 03:38:05 AM · #3
I like the image. Nice DoF, great focus, lighting, and cool subject.
I don't think that the grass is overly distracting, but what constantly draws my attention is the dent/twist in center point of the grill.
Too bad - it would be a very symmetrical shot otherwise (not that needs to be, just my opinion).
Nice shot :O)
07/31/2008 04:28:41 AM · #4
Hi, if the grass distracts you, it is fairly simple to fix it in post processing, using for example the "burn" functionality to darken it, or a simple blurring brush.
07/31/2008 05:24:01 AM · #5
Here is a proposed edit.
nice pattern

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07/31/2008 05:32:34 AM · #6
Originally posted by mouten:

Here is a proposed edit.
nice pattern

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Superb edit. You nailed it.
07/31/2008 11:39:07 AM · #7
Thank you to everyone who posted, I appreciate the help! I like the proposed edit and after work will repost what I've got! hope you all have a great day! :)

Evan
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