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sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
Total Posts: 17176
Country: United States

The title to this weeks Weekly Assignment.
Here is a potential entry I am working on. Appreciate your comments, fine-tuning suggestions.
Would you keep the framing (an FM addition) or can it?

Thanks.
Scott



cgardner
Registered: Nov 18, 2002
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I think you are mixing up your metaphors with the sepia toning to try to make the photo look old when its the bike that's old and abandoned you found and photographed yesterday. The focal point for me is the bike but I find it getting lost in all the trees and the structure competing with it. As is my SOP I cropped in tight on the bike, expanded the frame outward and stopped when I found the background context trumping it's impact and got this...







AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
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Country: New Zealand

There are days i feel like that.



oldrattler
Registered: Aug 04, 2009
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Scott I like the image without the frame..



pinn8
Registered: Sep 12, 2009
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I could take or leave the frame, but I prefer the original crop and the vignette.



mrchile
Registered: Oct 28, 2009
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I don't like any of this Scott. There's enough competition this week already.

Just kidding. I think your original, with the washed out vignette does a better job of minimizing the background. Cool image for WA or on its own.



oldrattler
Registered: Aug 04, 2009
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Scott; Had to play with this.. Hope you do not mind..



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Country: United States

I dont mind at all.
Decided to go ahead with something close to the original comp, no toning, and another round of selective contrast bump to dark and mid-tones.
Posted on the WA.
Thanks for the feedback.
As John said, should be a good competition. He has a strong entry to view as well.
Scott



AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
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Country: New Zealand

Of course, if I like it, it's the kiss of death on WA. I almost never agree with the winning image.



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
Total Posts: 17176
Country: United States

Hope you hate it Karen. I mean REALLY HATE IT!



Bob Jarman
Registered: Feb 04, 2007
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Think somewhere near the original works best for me - good luck with the competition!

Bob



tom lozinski
Registered: Jul 14, 2011
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I like the original too. Looks like a good entry. I was thinking maybe trying vertical tilt correction make the bottom (bike) bigger in the frame, not sure if it would work though since it looks like you're already shooting at an upward angle.



AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
Total Posts: 6646
Country: New Zealand

With the Unibomber in prison, the old shack went to pot....