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John R

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« on: March 29, 2010, 05:16:27 PM »

Not your usual cityscape, but in some ways ordinary enough that I hope people will recognize and appreciate the different take on the subject. The wording was for another site. As has been said on other threads, many things have been done "to death", but for me, a good expressive image... is a good expressive image...

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 05:34:14 PM »

Very nice and... expressionistic! Given that it is posted in "User Critiques", I would suggest to tone down the upper part a bit, as the attention tends to creep toward the lightest parts of the image and then leave the image completely.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 06:05:08 PM »

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Very nice and... expressionistic! Given that it is posted in "User Critiques", I would suggest to tone down the upper part a bit, as the attention tends to creep toward the lightest parts of the image and then leave the image completely.
I take it you mean the sky is somewhat too light and competes with the cityscape. I am not that good with PP, but I will certainly give your suggestion a try. I find local or area alterations in PP are not easy as many make it out to be.

Thanks for the comments.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 07:02:19 PM »

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I take it you mean the sky is somewhat too light and competes with the cityscape...
Correct. If you are using Lightroom or ACR, then it should be as simple as using a Graduated Filter.

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 12:15:37 PM »

I really like your experiments with motion blur.

This one is a very beautiful one as well.

The movement has a slight curve in it - I wonder how the
use of a gearhead with 100% vertical movements might have
changed the impression of the image.

Would it be too perfect/technical?
Could it have added something which has something to do with the stability of architecture?
Note really a criticism - more a playing with ideas.

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 09:03:34 PM »

Quote from: ChristophC
I really like your experiments with motion blur.

This one is a very beautiful one as well.

The movement has a slight curve in it - I wonder how the
use of a gearhead with 100% vertical movements might have
changed the impression of the image.

Would it be too perfect/technical?
Could it have added something which has something to do with the stability of architecture?
Note really a criticism - more a playing with ideas.
I did attempt to pan straight up and down, but it is difficult with my ball and socket head. It's almost free hand. So you see a slight curve. But to me, it's the expression that makes the image. If it looks good no one cares if you oscillated during your pan. If the image looks ho-hum, then right away people see the technique and not what you were trying to accomplish. A single handle pan head would probably work well. BTW, strong lights are a nuisance in such shots, they tend to create powerful lines of light and overwhelm the image.

Thanks for the comments.

JMR
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