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POTM [11/07] Urban Decay

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Lovah, 10 Nov 2007.

  1. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Made this shot this afternoon.
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    Click image for bigger version.

    Exif summary: 2s f/3.5 ISO100 10mm
    Strobist: SB-26 @ 1/4th, behind me on my left, bouncing off left wall/ceiling
     
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  2. [MadMan]

    [MadMan] What's a Dremel?

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    a photoshop work? or where the hell do you live? im confused by this foto... rather interesting
     
  3. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    Great photo there Lovah!
    Don't see much by you, but when we do its often quite quite good :)
     
  4. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    Interesting shot, but have to say that i think the processing lets it down. the blue filter really isn't conveying the right atmosphere, i think emphasising the shadows and going all grungy would suit the shot better. compositionally it is good but i'm not a fan of the crop. would rather see it in all it's 10mm glory. fundamentally a good start but i'd rather see a different take on the processing :) depends on your style though i guess
     
  5. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Thanks for the feedback on the picture.

    It's inside an abandoned building in the harbor of Brugges.
    It's close to a youth centre/skate park/legal graffiti area/..

    I didn't add anything to the picture, just played with the color in photoshop. Normally I don't photoshop my images this much, usually it's just levels and a bit saturation and a crop + border. But since there is alot going on in the picture, I thought this was a good chance to try something new. I tried to make the graffiti work in the back pop out and give the chair a bit more character. Original [3MB]

    Thanks for the suggestions olv, I think I'll start again with the crop/processing some time next week.

    L
     
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  6. Boogle

    Boogle What's a Dremel?

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    I really like it, it's like something out of a movie. It's also quite confusing - but in a good way, makes you really examine what you're seeing.
     
  7. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Link broken, Lovah. Also is the tag meant to be POTM old or are you striving for this month's comp? ;)


    I like the image: the contents are great and like all the leading lines in the composition really pointing out the graffiti and wreckage towards the back. However I agree with olv in that I think it'd be stronger with darker, dirty, grungy processing.
     
  8. Guest-16

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    Winner. Imo

    Need it bigger though >_<
     
  9. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Fixed link, changed tag. :thumb:

    :eeek: Thanks Bindi.
    I added a bigger version, just click the original.
     
  10. eldiablo

    eldiablo What's a Dremel?

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    Great picture, just looks so surreal, looks like a possible winner to me.
     
  11. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    Hope you don't mind but i had a go. the white balance in the original seems completely off so the colour tones are not correct but this is the feel i would have gone with.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    As said before, love the photo just not so sure on the blue cast. Had a crack at a quick PP myself, hope you don't mind:

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    Still not quite the effect I was ultimately looking for, but an idea.
     
  14. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    As I sed before, I'll try to open up some time later this week and have another go. I do have some other pictures with different white balance settings. I'll try to workout something that fits more with the picture.

    I can still 'update' my picture with a newer version, can I?

    Cheers,
    Thanks for all the input.

    L
     
  15. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Oohh very nice. I actually like the blue cast over the other versions people have posted. I think it does a lot for the picture to have it single tone. Perhaps try a B/W conversion or sepia?
     
  16. 3dHeli

    3dHeli What's a Dremel?

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    Another great location.

    I luv your processing, great picture, but the scene for me would be even better with some people in it.
     
  17. NzC

    NzC What's a Dremel?

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    great photo, but just though i would say that personally i like the original a lot. This is not to take away from your processing, just meant as a compliment.
     
  18. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Ok. After having it 'rest' for a while and looking back on this, my original take was far too bright and blue. Since there is not that much time for the competition and I don't want to miss the deadline (again), I'm going to enter this one.

    Hope you like this processing better:
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    Feedback is always welcome.
     
  19. Boogle

    Boogle What's a Dremel?

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    I really like it, somehow it makes urban decay look almost... beautiful?
     
  20. TNash

    TNash What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, this processing is better than the original. Still has the blue cast but it's not overpowering.
     
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