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Jan 26, 2020 10:44:19   #
JasonC Loc: Houston, Texas
 
Ok, I've cropped the plywood out of this photo and adjusted the color saturation a bit; does this look better?


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Jan 26, 2020 11:04:17   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
JasonC wrote:
Ok, I've cropped the plywood out of this photo and adjusted the color saturation a bit; does this look better?


Wow, I really like it.

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Jan 26, 2020 11:11:06   #
AndyH Loc: Massachusetts and New Hampshire
 
My kind of photo. Good exposure, composition, and lots of three dimensional texture.

Andy

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Jan 26, 2020 11:28:25   #
JasonC Loc: Houston, Texas
 
Thank you all for the feedback!

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Jan 26, 2020 11:39:15   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
jackm1943 wrote:
Wow, I really like it.


I just saw the original and think I like it better if it was just straightened a little and maybe darkened a little. And maybe not quite processed so much.

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Jan 26, 2020 18:00:40   #
JasonC Loc: Houston, Texas
 
jackm1943 wrote:
I just saw the original and think I like it better if it was just straightened a little and maybe darkened a little. And maybe not quite processed so much.


Here's the original, unmolested, straight out of the Camera. The doors/windows are perpendicular to an imaginary horizon. lf I straighten the sidewalk relative to the horizon then the doors/windows will lose their perpendicularity.

Jason


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Jan 27, 2020 08:13:37   #
lehighjack Loc: somewhere in FL
 
Try symetrical asymetry. Crop viewer Right side of photo vertically about twenty percent. Experiment, the shutter is too much centered. Maybe even forty percent. Start with original before any cropping, and have the shutter almost to Right edge, the adjust.

The balancing of the textures, colors and forms will be enhanced, and less like a "snapshot", heaven forbid. A very nice capture.

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Jan 27, 2020 08:22:17   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 

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Jan 27, 2020 10:05:25   #
JasonC Loc: Houston, Texas
 
lehighjack wrote:
Try symetrical asymetry. Crop viewer Right side of photo vertically about twenty percent. Experiment, the shutter is too much centered. Maybe even forty percent. Start with original before any cropping, and have the shutter almost to Right edge, the adjust.

The balancing of the textures, colors and forms will be enhanced, and less like a "snapshot", heaven forbid. A very nice capture.


Whoa, adjusting "symetrical asymetry" is completely new to me. I'm not sure my Elements 2020 has that capability, but I'll do a help search and give it a go if the program is capable.

Jason

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Jan 27, 2020 12:09:36   #
lehighjack Loc: somewhere in FL
 
Take your original, un-cropped photo, print it low quality; then using envelopes or pieces of cardboard, cover parts of the image, until it looks right to you, usually a rule of thirds configuration occurs. Tel you what, with your implied permission, I will crop it for you. By the way the plywood door really wasnt that bad and the brickwork is fascinating.

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Jan 27, 2020 12:40:34   #
JasonC Loc: Houston, Texas
 
lehighjack wrote:
Take your original, un-cropped photo, print it low quality; then using envelopes or pieces of cardboard, cover parts of the image, until it looks right to you, usually a rule of thirds configuration occurs. Tel you what, with your implied permission, I will crop it for you. By the way the plywood door really wasnt that bad and the brickwork is fascinating.


Sure, go ahead, thanks.

Jason

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Jan 27, 2020 12:41:09   #
lehighjack Loc: somewhere in FL
 
I played with your Original post and did it two ways. I am sending the one I liked best. A fascinating wall, wish I had more time. BTW, I do experiment with cropping on computer(unlocked free crop), it is fun!


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Jan 27, 2020 13:37:44   #
JasonC Loc: Houston, Texas
 
Looks pretty nice; I like the definition around the bricks.

Jason

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Jan 30, 2020 17:03:41   #
cambriaman Loc: Central CA Coast
 
Definitely an improvement. Crops are often a good thing!

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