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phil beale 18 1.5k United Kingdom
11 Dec 2003 6:13AM
to have included all of is shadow would just complete the shot.

ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2003 11:03AM
I agree with Phil that the crop is a little too tight, but I love the colour and the sense of movement you've captured.
noseprints 17 576
11 Dec 2003 1:15PM
i agree. unfortunately, i didn't think of it while snapping. thanks guys.
orchard 18 181
11 Dec 2003 6:03PM
Looking at this, and you profile photo Lucie, I realise that you're VERY tall!! Cool! Great shot. I agree about the shadow crops, but hey, that's Street Photography. How about more contrast and darken the image edges slightly? But it's not important. Mark :o)
noseprints 17 576
11 Dec 2003 7:29PM
no, i'll try that. something's missing from this, other than his HEAD (on the shadow). this'll teach me to pay more attention.

this picture was taken from a third storey window at hmv. we had the best view of the pride parade, unfortunately i was working.
noseprints 17 576
11 Dec 2003 7:31PM
orchard 18 181
11 Dec 2003 8:22PM
I was joking about your height Lucie Smile)
noseprints 17 576
11 Dec 2003 9:29PM
i know that. thought it was really funny.
patri 18 3 Italy
11 Dec 2003 11:07PM
Surprising old butterfly in its last fly. Very interestin Lucie. Patrizia
noseprints 17 576
12 Dec 2003 2:23AM
very poetic take patrizia. thank you.
SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
14 Dec 2003 12:55PM
Yes about the crop but wow! I love it anyway. The shadows at top and bottom really tie the whole thing up and that vibrant flurry of colour really does zing.
noseprints 17 576
14 Dec 2003 3:18PM
thanks. yeah, it worked out that the audience's shadows are there.

i actually found the original and toticed that i could have cloned out one head and had this man's shadow in its entirety, but it really didn't change the picture that much. i find as i analize it that the crop doesn't look that mutilated the way it is.

if anyone's interested, i might post it for comparison.
Leo 19 48 9 England
15 Jan 2004 2:51PM
Love how the light falls on the flags, if you want to play around, maybe you could clone the other flag corner, after increasing the canvas size, clone the other shadows etc at the top and may need to use the liquify plug-in to move the contours of your cloned flag around a bit but it's not impossibleSmile It would take about a half hour or so maybe but it would be worth it. Wodger think Lucie?
noseprints 17 576
15 Jan 2004 5:22PM
i use liquify for that all the time! isn't that a great feature? yeah i already played with it. the original, if i remember correctly, has the complete flag and the complete shadow, but i was cropping out some clutter. i might revisit it when i'm ready to print up a portfolio.

thanks a million for all your input!
Leo 19 48 9 England
16 Jan 2004 7:23AM
You're welcome, it's nice to see how keen you are and it's no bother to help anyone, _if_ I have the answers(g) Liquify has it's uses but I don't make a lot of use out of it, in this case though, it would come in very usefulSmile Great bag of tricks though, is Photoshop!
noseprints 17 576
16 Jan 2004 1:27PM
that's for sure. speaking of liquify again. if you stretch your shot a lot you lose the texture. have you found anything can be done about that?
Leo 19 48 9 England
16 Jan 2004 4:40PM
One way you can try, not using Liquify of course, is to make a new layer
(Layer via copy) of the picture, then select the area you wish to stretch, with the rectangular marquee tool, then use edit/free transform to stretch it, copy it to the clip board and then make a new file to paste it onto, bearing in mind if you stretch too much it's very obvious, and that way you don't get any noticeable break up of the image. Another much simpler way, is to increase the canvas size, (using "relative" checked)Select the picture area and simply stretch the whole picture itself. Using Liquify, you alter the structure of the pixels, so not a lot can be done about that.
Hope we're on the same wavelength Lucie?
noseprints 17 576
16 Jan 2004 6:01PM
hm, i think so i'll have to try it when i get home. thanks.
Leo 19 48 9 England
17 Jan 2004 7:36AM
Worth a crack, it's only time, now me, I have plenty, doubt if you'll have the same do get a lot of satisfaction though from your photography, I know that muchSmile

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