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A bit of playing about. The lady swimmer statue on Scarborough lighthouse pier shot on a very cold misty day in February. Seagull droppings cloned off, took some doing and tones adjusted. Pasted onto stock sky image, flattened and sharpened.

EOS 7D. 18/250 OS Sigma at f8. ISO400. 1/400. About 28mm actual.

Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:18/250 os sigma
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Diver
Username:paulbroad paulbroad
Uploaded:27 Mar 2013 - 7:56 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Diver, Lady, Manipulate., Swimmer
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7332 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom889 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 9:46 AM

Photographing sculpture is a passion of mine, it's about conveying someone else's creativity in one's own style, three dimensions in two. This works - I know the sculpture and this conveys its sense of tension and of aspiration. It has a 'reach for the sky' feel. I like the angle of her arms against the top edge of the frame.
I have problems with replacement skies when the light is so obviously wrong, but it's not here. The sky is relatively subdued as is the light on the sculpture, the soft shadows look 'right'.
Makes me want to go back to Scarborough.
Moira

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kousik
kousik  1 India
27 Mar 2013 - 9:48 AM

Don't know much of photography. But the open sky & the open arms gives me feel of freedom. I am not much sure, but don't u think a little angel could make this picture more catchy...

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peterthowe
peterthowe e2 Member 5peterthowe vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 10:30 AM

What would you do without PHOTOSHOP?

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salopian
salopian e2 Member 2salopian vcard United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 10:59 AM

Dramatic shot of an arresting piece of sculpture against a lovely pastel sky.
( At first I thought it was a lady who had dallied too long on the springboard in this freezing weather and got frozen Smile)

Geoff

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom827 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 11:04 AM

We used to do this kind of thing in the wet darkroom. Digital just makes it a lot easier. I think there is a lot to be said for sensible post processing. Almost everything we see in magazines is rather removed from the original. It is how the end product looks that matters.

Paul

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 10:28 PM

I do agree with you,Paul. Nowadays Photoshop's work is getting heavier and heavier.. I looked at the award wining or exhibition images, they've all been processed. I guess that there are more and more images are about, so the 'louder' one is more likely to be noticed, that means more post processing work to get a different, unique image, unless the photographer goes to the moon that nobody can reach there easily. The photographer should control his or hers final image, that means we see the image as two parts of work, first as a photographer, take a photo; second, work on it taking control of the image, put personal input in it... when one takes a photo, he or she is a photographer, when one sits in front of the computer, he or she should be an artist...camera always "lies" since it started, the dark room work is just as the computer processing, but dark room had its limit, as you said it was difficult. It is the computer technology pushes it into a different level...the level that is impossible to get the image from single shot, but it has been widely accepted by the photographic world...Am I right?Grin
BTW, thank you for your helpful critique.

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