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POTM [08/08] - Agriculture

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Smilodon, 16 Aug 2008.

  1. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Here is my contribution for this months POTM:

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    It's 3 Exposures blended together in PS (Sort of manual HDR). A bit unsure of that's accepted. If the majority is under the opinion that it's outside the rules, I'll remove it. :)

    Other than that it have had some touch-ups (removed a few lamp-posts) and added some noise reduction to give it a softer look.


    C&C welcome :)
     
  2. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Nothing wrong with blending exposures in my view, and lovely shot.
     
  3. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I have no problem if people want to blend multiple exposures. It's just the digital equivalent of using graduated filters on the lens.

    This is a lovely landscape shot, with all kinds of warm colors and a pretty decent composition. I'm sure it could be debated enough to fit the theme, but I'm just not getting a sense of "culture" nor "points of view." Maybe "culture," but I have to justify it to make it work.

    -monkey
     
  4. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    The idea was to show farming in Norway as a culture or way of life. I guess there is some slight differences in language that may make it a bit unclear.

    It's also a play on words in "Agriculture".

    But you may be right in that it's a but vague. :worried:
     
  5. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    We can not agree on culture, but we can agree on agriculture?
     
  6. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    What? :confused:
     
  7. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Culture and agriculture is in essence the same if you go back. As man started cultivating the lands for food instead of being hunter-gatherer culture was born. I guess we could have a lengthy semantic debate over that one :)

    @Smilodon: I think your play on words works fine. My only gripe with the picture is that I first thought it was water when in reality it was a field :) I think it's a fine shot and applaud that cliches are evaded! And definitely don't mind the blending. I'm not sure whether I think using the clone tool to manipulate stuff away is okay but I believe that's up to yourself to decide upon as I don't remember the rules being that specific :)
     
  8. Vers

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    x2. Nice image nonetheless.
     
  9. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    I like it, but i think i'd like it better if it had a little more contrast, and a bit more color/saturation.
     
  10. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    theme-fitting or not, it's a beautiful image. :)
     
  11. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Something like this?:


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    It's a tad to much IMO. It looks OK in a browser, though

    Oh, ad I just found a new favorite tool in PS: The quick selection tool
     
  12. akpoly

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    At first glance i actually thought that was a lake.

    Beautiful picture, but I'm not sure what this has to do with culture? Culture is the result of living things (yes other animals have cultures too).

    Needs like a man riding his ox with a rice hat or some hillbilly in a giant tractor.
     
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