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To enhance or degrade that is the ?

17 Jan 2022 7:23PM
three pictures of same scene which one works for you5845_1642447389.jpg
mark2uk Plus
17 1.2k 8 England
17 Jan 2022 8:18PM
The middle one works for me
PRC 8 388 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2022 9:01PM
The middle one for me
LenShepherd 15 4.6k United Kingdom
18 Jan 2022 9:45AM
Cropping helps a lot - though debris near the small tree still distract a little.

These are less distracting converted to B&W - though for me the vignette of the B&W image seems harsh.

The upturned boat pointing to toward the cabin cruiser which seems to have been lightened in post helps the composition.
Chrism8 16 1.0k 33 England
18 Jan 2022 9:59AM
Agree with LenShepherd as above, #2 for me.

I wouldn't have shot these anyway, imho a tad messy, the railings in #1 takes your eye to the person leaning on them past the ladder, if the blue pipe, the timber boards and the litter around the tree plus the orange ball disappeared.
Carabosse Plus
20 43.7k 270 England
18 Jan 2022 1:24PM
I agree with Chris - a bit of a messy image. But you could work on it a bit. Example below. A cool tone changes the whole feel of the picture.


James124 Plus
8 72 57 Portugal
18 Jan 2022 6:28PM
The crop hide the fact that the horizon is slanting (deliberately or otherwise) and lose the rather ugly dominant railing. But the vignette is too heavy in both n2 and n3. The desaturated colour in n2 is very effective at "hiding" the the pipe etc. and the b&w version is nicely gritty although I may have gone easer on the grain. Carabosse's mod is quite efeective too.

I've done a couple of mods:
--the first in colour using Nik ColorEfex with a bleach bypass filter to accentuate the grunginess, some vignetting and toning down of the rail bottom left

--the second a b&w using the Film noir 1 filter in Nik SilverEfex, slightly modified.

Grateful for comments, James

TNman 1 3 United States
18 Jan 2022 6:44PM
Also the middle pic.
richmowil Plus
14 508 3 England
18 Jan 2022 11:17PM
The middle one for me too!

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