Oct 20, 2006

Sails and Newport Bridge

The Newport bridge is beautiful by itself but the two sailboats made a better composition. I did some post processing on this. I think I like it. I'll have to look at it a few more times before I really decide.



This is what the photo looked like before cropping and processing. It was too blah to leave it as is.



And one more version.



Which do you prefer?

12 comments:

  1. I really like the top one. :) Nice photo shop work.. :) :)

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  2. I like the last one best.

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  3. I like the top photo best. It no longer appears to be a photo but rather a painting. It would be great matted and framed. I can see it now hanging in my dentist office :-)

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  4. I prefer the last one. I think it's because it's closer to the viewer.

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  5. The final one seems crisper to me. It's rather a metaphor, isn't it, sailing into or away from the busyness of the world, whichever the viewer chooses.

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  6. In my opinion I prefer the first. The color is a little lighter which makes for an earlier part of the day, I think it adds attention to the actual bridge and more intense contrast thus creating a more profound shot! The last is great too but with the added color looks more mondane "everdayish" ...

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  7. I think I like the first one best too. I agree with Salty. It would look great matted and framed and maybe put in my Dr's office. When waiting, one needs all the peace one can get.

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  8. What a great composition, just love it!

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  9. Your clopping is good. I like that.
    Compare the first one and last one, I think last one better.
    I would play with the original to produce few more versions. I might try few photographic filter variation and if you have Adobe LightRoom beta 4 (free from Adobe), apply one of those preset to just see how it turns out differently.
    Post processing is very much time consuming but also there are lots of fun especially see how you can turn this photo to different dimensions.

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  10. Oh, and I just wanted to say that the original also has some taste. It feels hazy and retro touch if you convert it to B&W or light brownish colour. Just play and have a fun.

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  11. Thanks for all your comments and responses to my question

    Ben thanks so much for your advice. I actually have Adobe LightRoom but haven't played with it yet. Guess I should.

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