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I took this photo on a recent trip to Paris. I'm fairly happy with the image but I think that it just lacks something. Your thoughts and critique are most cretainly welcomed.

Regards Lee.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Apr 2012 - 6:15 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Eifel Tower
Username:Jazzyjack Jazzyjack
Uploaded:13 Apr 2012 - 11:30 AM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel
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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 12:05 PM

A super POV, super detail drawing the eye to the top of the tower works for me
Neil

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 2:02 PM

Hi Lee,

I think I know what you mean, at such a dramatic angle it could do with a thunder and lightening storm going on overhead. In the mod I have darkend the midtones using the option in the default box in the levels window, and then erased the effect from the tower. Then in exposures I selected - 50 and again erased the effect from the Tower, this made the sky a touch darker and to finish off I added 30% vibrance and 10% saturation but to be fair I think I've overdone the saturation. Then with the Tower I slightly altered the tones and added more contrast to make the shadow's deeper. This as made a more dramatic looking image but that sky.........errr See what you think

Take care

Martin

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Jazzyjack  273 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 2:58 PM

Thank you for taking time to both do a MOD and explain what you have done Martin. A stormy sky would be great, I may have to look for one somewhere to replace the bland blue sky.

Your mod has improved the image but I'm wondering whether a stormy mono is the way ahead.

Thanks again Martin.

Regards lee.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 3:27 PM

Hi Lee... Like Neil I like the lead in lines to the top of the tower. I would prefer to see the tower standing straight so in my mod I have used the transform perspective tool in PS Elements to straighten it. I have cropped the image to bring the tower closer to the thirds line and also darkened the highlights and lightened the shadows.

It would have been ideal to have the viewing platforms level, but there would not have been much of the image left if that had been done.

It just my take on your image and it may not be to every persons taste.

Trev

Last Modified By Trev_B at 13 Apr 2012 - 3:38 PM

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Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 3:43 PM

Second thoughts and second mod.. using the distort tool the platforms are more level.

Trev

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Jazzyjack
Jazzyjack  273 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:32 PM

Hiya Trev,

Thank you very much for your comments, I like your MOD and even gave it a go myself (every day is a school day)

I have went a little further and uploaded 2 more versions, a mono with a different sky and a version with a warmer colour tint.

Please let me know what you think.

Regards Lee.

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Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:38 PM

Hi Lee... this image suites both the B&W and the Sepia. As there is nothing in the image to date it, makes the image believable as a mono older photograph. Add some noise and graining and you are back in the pastWink

Trev

Last Modified By Trev_B at 13 Apr 2012 - 7:40 PM

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Jestertheclown
13 Apr 2012 - 10:00 PM

The obligatory 'orrible sky.
I did this quickly and it shows but hopefully, you'll get the idea.
Please see mod.

Bren.

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pablophotographer

Monsieur, I have nothing against modifications, but it's not my cup of tea. I like your point of view and today I have no will for drama. A twisted ankle is enough. If you would like to add some life in your picture, I would suggest, since you are willing to manipulate your picture, to get trois balons (un bleu, un rouge, un blanc) hold them with a string, photograph them from below at various heights and add them next to the Eifel from the left side. Au revoir et bonne chance!

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