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SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR

By youmightlikethis
REFLECTIONS ON THE WHEEL

Tags: Specialist and abstract

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.

Comments


28 Jan 2011 6:45PM
Fabulous low light image. Love the composition and reflections.
Vivien

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User_Removed 7 26 2 United States
28 Jan 2011 9:02PM
Wonderful shot. I read about this amazing device - and it makes a good photo subject with those artistic lines!
Christina
Jestertheclown Plus
7 7.1k 249 England
28 Jan 2011 11:08PM
This looks really gloomy and shooting into what sun there was has caused the machinery to become slightly underexposed.
I've uploaded a mod. in which I've increased the exposure, adjusted levels, shadows/highlights and cloned out the branches etc. at the bottom.
I've tried to draw out some detail whilst retaining the overall sombreness.
Given more time, I could also have cloned out the blown part of the sky (which I've made worse!), especially as it looks OK in the reflection.

Hope it's OK.

Bren.
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3348 Canada
28 Jan 2011 11:12PM
I like it, though think it could be lightened a tad unless you were going for a George Orwell 1984 look.


I tried a mod more for fun where Ive placed the centre on a third.




regards



Willie
thanks for crits
Tooth Plus
10 5.8k 227 Ireland
30 Jan 2011 12:39AM
I really don't get this Ian - IMHO this is way below your usual standard and looks as if you just made a jpeg of the raw file, with none of your trademark post-work. As Willie suggests, maybe you were trying for Orwell-esque (or Jester suggests "sombre" ) , but I don't think the subject matter suits that at all.

A boost in contrast and exposure is essential IMO. I'm surprised nobody's mentioned that the verticals are off -plumb. Any point in the reflection is slightly to the right of its matching "real" point, showing an anticlockwise rotation of a degree or so...nitpicking maybe but IMO essential in reflection studies.

I haven't bothered re the "variations" cos they're not variations on this shot, they're different shots taken in the same place.

Just my honest opinion here - I'm sure you can pull a much better image out of this

Stephen

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