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chez

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Contemplating life #2 - updated
« on: March 14, 2020, 08:23:16 pm »

Nothing like a well used stogie ( doesn't even have to be lit ) and a nice warm day to just stop and ponder what life's all about.

As per suggestion removed the bright spot.

Kept the framing as I don't just scotch tape my photos to my walls...I frame them, just like when displaying on the net.

« Last Edit: March 15, 2020, 11:07:43 am by chez »
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Re: Contemplating life #2
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 10:23:18 pm »

Excellent portrait, very expressive presentation.
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Jeremy Roussak

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Re: Contemplating life #2
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 04:51:09 am »

Excellent portrait, very expressive presentation.

Agreed. Could you darken that bright spot behind his neck, please?

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Re: Contemplating life #2
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 05:01:34 am »

Agreed. Could you darken that bright spot behind his neck, please?

Jeremy

If he does, he ruins separation.

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Re: Contemplating life #2
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 07:46:18 am »

I don't do critique, but if I did I'd agree with Jeremy and tone down the bright spot. I'd also say lose the God-awful frames. But what do I know, I don't do critique.
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Re: Contemplating life #2
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 08:26:55 am »

I don't do critique either but I agree with Keith.  8)
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Re: Contemplating life #2
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 09:51:18 am »

If he does, he ruins separation.

I wasn't suggesting removing it, Rob; just darkening it a little. At present, it's by far the brightest thing in the image, so it draws the eye. It's particularly noticeable in the thumbnail.

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Re: Contemplating life #2 - updated
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 02:33:03 pm »

Wow. These remarks are supposed to encourage people to post their images? I don't know, but I rather enjoy the images.
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Re: Contemplating life #2 - updated
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 03:14:43 pm »

I think that's even better.

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Re: Contemplating life #2 - updated
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 03:21:28 pm »

+1
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Re: Contemplating life #2 - updated
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2020, 12:35:32 pm »

I think that's even better.

Jeremy
So I guess it's now OK for me to say that the bright area in front of his face and next to his forehead is distracting? I don't think so. As Rob C noticed before, that would completely kill separation.
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Re: Contemplating life #2 - updated
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2020, 02:00:48 pm »

So I guess it's now OK for me to say that the bright area in front of his face and next to his forehead is distracting? I don't think so. As Rob C noticed before, that would completely kill separation.

If it's OK now, it was OK before; but it's not OK if you don't think it is, no. What point are you trying to make?

Jeremy
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Re: Contemplating life #2 - updated
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2020, 03:55:04 pm »

What point are you trying to make?

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Rob C's point about the separation and how removing the highlight areas kills the shot.
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