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Lyveden New Bield with some Photoshop editing to brighten the building. Cropped to remove some foreground. Is the building too small? Should I edit so the tree is not so dark?

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-35mm kit
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Lyveden New Bield IMG_6208
Username:StevenJLewis StevenJLewis
Uploaded:29 Aug 2010 - 8:02 PM
Tags:'lyveden new bield', Architecture
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Graham-Mead
29 Aug 2010 - 9:29 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I have done a bit more cropping and a slight adjustment hue/saturation and that is all. I wasn't sure which was going to be the focal point as there are two, the house and the tree, they both call for attention. Still, have a look and see what you think.

Graham

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Paintman e2 Member 7848 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 9:30 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Steven,

the mod I've done is a quick job so there are ragged edges and it's a little overdone to illustrate possibilities.

I think your shot is a good starting point but, if this crop is to be used, it needs more impact to direct the eye to the building, which is the main focal point afterall.

The shot's a little flat and needs selective lightening and contrast. The building needs more light as does the f/g grass so it doesn't become a bland area.

I slightly darkened and added contrast to the sky so the building really stood out and created more drama in the clouds.

I lightened the tree selectively so the leaves stood out more and adds interest to the right side of the photo.

I think this could be seen on a front cover as there is enough space around the building to add headings and other typography. It just needs some quality post-processing then send it offSmile

This is only an opinion and not meant to offend.

Alan.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2010 - 9:04 AM

Mod 1 is a very great improvement. You image is rather flat and reflecting the heavy sky. It does need a contrast lift to boost things. I would have preferred a little less sky and foreground.

Paul

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StevenJLewis
9 Oct 2010 - 6:05 PM

This is all good feedback, thank you.
re copyright/name on images published online (any site), I suspect my photos will never be worth stealing but by putting my name in an unobtrusive corner it means someone will have to deliberately crop or clone to remove it, so if I do find an image that overlays to my image pixel-for-pixel in the rest of the image then the removal of copyright text indicates a deliberate act. That's when the baseball bat comes outSmile. I wouldn't want to display a really low res image instead.

Last Modified By StevenJLewis at 9 Oct 2010 - 6:33 PM

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StevenJLewis
30 Oct 2011 - 6:40 PM

12 months later - I don't add my name on images now

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 11:42 AM

A lovely capture of this photogenic 'ruin'.
From my home county, I know it well.

B.

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