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Between Vines....

By Dibyajit
I have taken this pict during a picnic I went with my friends near the rural side....Is the sharpness ok?? If I blur from the side to focus on the boat and the house more will it look good?? Pls suggest any other things to look it better.. Is this type of snap look better in sepia or grey scale??

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paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 6:43PM
How strange. Looks like you used the radial blur setting, look at the leaves top right. You have quite a nicely composed and exposed image before your attempt to blur edges. You should not have done that.

If you must blur, just use a standard setting not motion or radial or you will get very strange effects.


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arhab 6 43 2 Indonesia
1 Dec 2012 6:34AM
My suggestion is to crop the right (the tree) and the left black foliage) side, and using smaller aperture like f8 to get more detail.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 4:50PM
You have a very attractive scene here, Dibyajit, and have framed the little hut (house?) beautifully with the foreground vines.
Unless, as arhab suggests, you used a smaller aperture, your vines are bound to be out of focus, with your scene IN focus. It all depends upon your intention. I think it looks fine this way because the vines are not too intrusive, they don't cover your scene too much.
You have some very bright areas and a sky without any colour, but it seems to work ok here.
I like the subtlety of the far background and the reflections in the water, too. The little hut and boat are quite nicely placed, and the red material hanging in the hut is just what the image needs to lift it from all the greens.
My only small niggle is that I'd like to have seen a bit more water at the bottom, beneath the boat, and I think you could have achieved that and lost some of the colourless sky at the top, simply by moving your camera down a bit.
I think the image would benefit from a crop to either side, leaving less space to the right of the tree on the right side, and less of the dark foliage on the left.
In my modification, I cropped both sides, adjusted highlights and shadows, and cloned out the long curved dark branch from the left side, as well as the part of a small plant on the frame bottom. I also reduced the saturation a little.
You ask, "Is the sharpness ok??" and I think it is very good, the detail is excellent.
You then ask, "If I blur from the side to focus on the boat and the house more will it look good??" and I would say NO, I don't think it's necessary, the framing by your vines helps to focus on the boat and house already.
You also ask, "Is this type of snap look better in sepia or grey scale??" and again I would say NO, the colours are what makes the image so attractive.

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