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Square Concrete

By lobski
This was taken at Bredco, Reclamation area, Bacolod City, Philippines

Tags: General Landscape and travel

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lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
21 May 2011 5:07PM
thanks Frank for the great effort of modifying my photo. It really added sparkle or life to the photo. I really appreciate a lot.. By the way, EXIF that I'm using was based on the "Auto" of the digital camera. Next time I'll try to used it manually. Attached is my modified photo. Thanks again...

Fred Grin
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
21 May 2011 5:51PM
You have made squares of conrete look so good, Fred! Very nice composition, love the splashes and the incoming water, the wet pebbles, and the way the blocks are at differing angles. You have just enough interesting elements within the frame, and the holes in the concrete blocks add interest too, being able to see through them. Very nice detail, your own modification is also good. What did you do?
lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
21 May 2011 6:36PM
Thank you Pamela for that kind words. I am flattered. Grin

Quote:What did you do?

Just made a little cropping, a few clone stamp for the stones with cracks to make it whole and that's it... A beautiful stone concrete photo... Wink
Thanks again Pamela!

Fred Grin
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
21 May 2011 10:55PM
Hi Fred,

An interesting take on a few lumps of concrete, so well done!

I have to agree with Pamela's comments above regarding thje composition and the clever use of the various elements.
But if I was to be really picky (and I am!), I'd have to say that it's a little flat.
I've uploaded a mod. in which I've added an "S" curve, tweaked it using the "shadows/highlights" tool and brightened it slightly. All only small changes but collectively they lift it a little.

Hope it's OK.
lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
22 May 2011 4:11AM
Thanks Bren for the modification. Definitely lifted the photo to a new perspective. Great job. Till the next photo...

Fred Grin
PhillipMinnis 6 94 4 Australia
22 May 2011 4:38AM
I just had a bit of a play around with this image. I've uploaded a modification. See what you think! Smile

I prefer to make the block on the left-hand side the main focal point of the scene. IMHO, to do this the sea in the top right-hand corner has to be cropped out. When I cropped out the sea, it left a rather distracting dark patch (inbetween the back row and blocks and the row in front). If felt this needed to be cropped out as well, if there was to be no distraction away from the front block. After I'd completed cropping, I increased the contrast by 7 and the brightness by 5. Smile

Let me know what you think! :0


lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
22 May 2011 4:55AM
Wow Phil. Thanks for the effort too. It makes a new look to my photo as well. I agree with you to cropped the distracting dark patch to focus on the big square concrete. Great job!

Fred Grin
paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
22 May 2011 7:28AM
Mod 3 has the most impact, but then the colours look wrong. The base problem is, indeed, lack of punch. Brighten and boost the contrast. There is a white line round the concrete at the top? Looks almost like HDR.
lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
22 May 2011 7:35AM
Thanks Paul for that constructive comment. By the way, what is HDR?

Fred Grin

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