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POTM [12/07][SK:srdce]heart

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by [MadMan], 24 Dec 2007.

  1. [MadMan]

    [MadMan] New Member

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    just a try, my g/f took this photo, i gave it 5min in ps...
    who knows

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    1/125s at f/3.5 iso 100
     
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  2. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I understand your intent with the selective coloring, but I think this is a little over processed. The red colors inside the ornament are pretty blocky, and the highlight is overblown. I'm not sure the composition really works, either. Normally, placing the subject off-center can be effective, but in this case the placement of the heart is a bit awkward.

    If you have time, I would recommend re-shooting this. I would leave the image in full color. The greens will help add contrast to the reds. If done right, selective coloring can work, but it's very difficult to do effectively. There needs to be a real purpose to isolate the subject, and in this image I just can't see it.

    -monkey
     
  3. Major

    Major Guest

    Make image smaller.
    Let a bit of the green through of the tree.
    The shine is Waay to bright imo.
    Make the red a little darker.
     
  4. [MadMan]

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    hmm, sorry but im not at home, no access to PS :(
    when does the potm close?
     
  5. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Noone knows. It's some sort of magic random function built into the POTM site. :)
     
  6. zabe

    zabe Perfect in my imperfection

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    i really like this pic, but i agree on too much color being taken out. green would look superb with the red heart!!
     
  7. [MadMan]

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    made some quick changes, hope you like it

    the heart is originaly purple, thats why its reflecting in purple collor, but imho the purple/pink reflection looks good
     
  8. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Much better without the desaturation.
    Still don't like how burnt out the reflection is though.

    Is that a paper xmas tree btw? How come?
     
  9. [MadMan]

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    ehm, paper tree, not exactly paper... its some kind of plastic.
    Yes, we are using plastic tree, its convient to unpack it from box, lights embeded to it, then pack it to a box and hide it somewhoer for the next year...
    no fallen needles (are they called needles?) not another dead tree taken from forest just because of xmas...

    and about that reflection... the heart itself is really hard to shoot as its reflective, and everytime i try to make red from that purple heart, the reflection end like this. well, my PS skill aint that world owning lol
     
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