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I put this one on is that I'm trying to know a bit about PS, second is that I'm trying to make a 'boring' photo more 'interesting'...Grin rather than a record shot. I might have made it worse than the original( will be uploaded on V2 later), but I would like to give a try and learn something new...Have I made it worse?I'd like to have your thoughts. Welcome your ideas and MODs. My intention is to emphases the door. I started by thinking that the wall was a bit flat when I looked at the original, I found a filter called Fressco, but the ground came out with 'waves' after the filter, so I tried accented edges filter to get rid of the 'waves' on the ground, and then.. >gradient layers B&W> put a bit colour back around the door by using brush> darken and blurred the edge. Thanks.
UPDATE: V3 for Pamela. To say thanks and understanding...Grin

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Apr 2013 - 10:04 AM
Focal Length:67mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:A church door.
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:11 Apr 2013 - 11:55 AM
Tags:Architecture, Church, Digitally manipulated, Door
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:03 PM

IMHO you have worked this image wonderfully, adding a splash of creativity and inventiveness in order to produce a very fine and pleasing piece of work

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:19 PM

In my view V2 is a much more attractive photo. The shadow at the top of the door is a little too dark otherwise good warm colours.
V1 does not really look either BW or colour and for me lacks impact and the interest of the warm sandstone.
Ian

Last Modified By iancrowson at 11 Apr 2013 - 12:20 PM

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:28 PM

I agree with Nathan. Wonderful work!

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gwynn56
gwynn56 e2 Member 378 forum postsgwynn56 vcard England
11 Apr 2013 - 12:28 PM

nice image though prefer v2 Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 1:45 PM

The time to minimize your post processing workload is when you compose the original shot.

As an example, - why shoot this from the side? Why not straight on, fill the frame with the door and frame?

V2 is certainly better in comparison, but we dont know what type of look you were after with the post processing. If you let us know we can help more.

Ive uploaded a very distorted mod of you original to try yo show it straight on, - its not perfect, but you may see it makes a better shot.


regards


Willie

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 2:03 PM

you have done what you set out to do ....
must admit I love the original

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Hermanus
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11 Apr 2013 - 2:10 PM

It is good to experiment Jasmine !! I do prefer V2 though Smile keep on until you like your end result Smile

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leontari
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11 Apr 2013 - 2:34 PM

I do prefer V2, Jasmine, as its light is more soft.
Effrossini

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 3:07 PM

I much prefer V2.

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xwang
xwang e2 Member 531 forum postsxwang vcard 7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 4:59 PM

Thank you all for the comments..Smile
Thank you Willie for your MOD.
Quote: why shoot this from the side? Why not straight on, fill the frame with the door and frame?

Good question. It seems that A lot of buildings I shoot side way,more than straight on, unless I need to show the symmetry.
When I started, I didn't have a fixed vision what it should turn out. I'm interested in something new, something different. I wanted to emphasize the door. I thought that there was a lot of filters on PS, I rarely use them, I would never know if I don't try..I didn't(don't) know any of the effect would be.. but when I finished it, I got a vague idea form this result. I want "loose" the wall, to make the door stand out.. loose, perhaps meant B&W it, make the wall slightly as high key, keep the door as it is...These wall and ground perhaps are too heavy...too much black. I'll keep trying.. Thanks again.Smile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 7:09 PM

I know how you love to "play" with your images, Jasmine, and to learn new techniques, which is to be applauded. Thankyou for uploading the original.
I am drawn to the colour version. I want to walk that bit of path and knock on that little circular knocker, or even try the door to see if it will open, and go inside to explore. That's what the colour version evokes. Not so the mono. I find it a little imposing, I don't want to approach it or venture inside. I would probably stay awhile to appreciate its age and decorative relief, but not for long. Can you understand my different feelings towards the different images? That's not to say that V1 lacks impact, but it doesn't give me the more pleasant feelings of V2. Whatever emotion an image evokes, it's the fact that it DOES make the viewer feel something that's important. So there is my dilemma, each has its individual merits.
Pamela.

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xwang
xwang e2 Member 531 forum postsxwang vcard 7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 9:09 PM

Thank you Pamela, I have that kind of image for you!Grin What am I going to do? I'll upload what you like on V3, especially for you. I have taken these kind of images a lot.. I thought that maybe a time for change...I definitely understand how you feel...from the first MOD you did for me.
I'll upload V3 for you.Smile

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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:27 PM

V2 is a nicely done pictorial record. V1 looses detail in the brickwork. I would stay with colour with this. V3 is. Good general record, but has no real impact.

Paul

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xwang
xwang e2 Member 531 forum postsxwang vcard 7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 12:18 AM

Thank you very much,Paul. I'll keep trying...Smile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 5:14 PM

I'm staying with V2, Jasmine, that door is still inviting, but thankyou for trying to please me.

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