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Eifel Tower

By Jazzyjack
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.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
13 Apr 2012 12:05PM
A super POV, super detail drawing the eye to the top of the tower works for me
Neil

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mhfore 9 6 176 England
13 Apr 2012 2:02PM
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
Jazzyjack 5 73 1 England
13 Apr 2012 2:58PM
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.
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
13 Apr 2012 3:27PM
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
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
13 Apr 2012 3:43PM
Second thoughts and second mod.. using the distort tool the platforms are more level.

Trev
Jazzyjack 5 73 1 England
13 Apr 2012 7:32PM
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.
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
13 Apr 2012 7:38PM
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
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
13 Apr 2012 10:00PM
The obligatory 'orrible sky.
I did this quickly and it shows but hopefully, you'll get the idea.
Please see mod.

Bren.
pablophotographer 5 684 270
13 Apr 2012 10:55PM
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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