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lbenac

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« on: August 01, 2008, 02:12:12 PM »

I received different feedback on this image.



One of the point of contention is the inclusion or removal of the red buoy.

C+C very welcome.

Cheers,

Luc.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 02:17:27 PM »

Beautiful image!  I vote for out.  Also the small yellow one on the far right side.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 02:26:35 PM »

I'd remove it. It's too centered and my eyes stay on it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 02:41:10 PM »

Either remove it or move it.  I wouldn't leave it where it is.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 02:51:13 PM »

Hello,

Thanks for all your input. Here is the image "cleaned".





Cheers,

Luc.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 02:59:03 PM »

I think that really shows how much of a "." the buoy was in the image.  Very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 03:14:31 PM »

Great image, it looks better without the red buoy. I wish there was only one boat though.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2008, 03:34:13 PM »

A voice of dissent.

I prefer the buoy.  I spend more time in the image with than the one without.  Without I find that the left and right half are too unrelated.  With the buoy they connect at least a slightly better.  It also adds a subtle note of tension since it is a bit out of place, but I think that tension is a good thing.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008, 05:20:55 PM »

Sometimes the smallest things can be the most work - why not just change the color of the buoy - you may have to make several tries, and don't judge the final results too quickly.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 06:16:12 PM »

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Sometimes the smallest things can be the most work - why not just change the color of the buoy - you may have to make several tries, and don't judge the final results too quickly.
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That is a really good idea.
As a general rule I never change the color of things just play with saturation sometime but in that case it makes perfect sense to try to have a middle ground.

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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008, 06:58:45 PM »

Leave it in. The images seems flat after the removal.
There is nothing like a small red dot in an image. Some painters (in the old days) actually added a small red point - no purpose other than increasing interest/liveliness.

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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2008, 07:19:44 PM »

I think it's great that there are differing opinions on this.  If there was only one right way to make a photograph, there would be a lot less art in the world.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2008, 08:03:00 PM »

I vote to leave the red buoy in. It is an eye distraction but its function to connect the two sides of the image is more important.
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008, 08:12:17 PM »

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I vote to leave the red buoy in. It is an eye distraction but its function to connect the two sides of the image is more important.
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That was my first intent.
But I have found also in another forum (Pentax) that people were very divided between with and without. My personal taste is to leave it in but it is very nice to have others educated opinion.
BTW i tried it in other colors and it does not work.

Thank you again to all of you.

Cheers,

Luc.
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2008, 01:07:18 AM »

I prefer the image with it in.  It's the first thing my eye is drawn to, but that make the image unique.  Otherwise it's not nearly as interesting.

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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2008, 03:06:22 AM »

Um, how about in, but a little smaller, and a little closer to the boats.
Oh yeah, no little yellow one on the right, too.
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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2008, 05:21:51 AM »

No... for me at least it's not the same.  Because the buoy is effectively dead center, it creates a dividing point, separating the boats on one side and the shore on the other.  Move it and you may as well remove it.  It's not what it is so much as where it is.

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