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    My first pic to upload... i dont know what's with this pic but found it interesting... shot from Marina Square...ciao....

    Last edited by elmzarcega; 14th January 2007 at 04:23 PM. Reason: due to bad crop...

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    Er except the horizontal tilted, I think it is an interesting picture..Er you also need to lift up your cam a little bit because of the texts are distractive..
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    Quote Originally Posted by standingup View Post
    Er except the horizontal tilted, I think it is an interesting picture..Er you also need to lift up your cam a little bit because of the texts are distractive..
    thanks dude... bad cropping makes it worst....i updated the pic...

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    Some images work, some don't. Some can stand alone, some cannot. Some needs a proper complimenting layout, some need not. Ask yourself whats wrong. Why it is wrong, how can u enhance it.

    Anways, the tilt is bad. needs to be corrected. Perspective is wrong cos of the leaning forward due to low angle shot. Conversion to this tone is not a food idea. Shows this was shot in bad, flat light. Not much tonality and depth.

    Reshoot and work on it paying attention to the above details.

    Cheers

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    This shot can be saved, increase the contrast, adjust the tilt and add some grain and it looks pretty decent. I just tried it, i ll upload it and show you if you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion View Post
    This shot can be saved, increase the contrast, adjust the tilt and add some grain and it looks pretty decent. I just tried it, i ll upload it and show you if you want?
    that would be nice wildstallion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmzarcega View Post
    that would be nice wildstallion...
    No problem, here is the image:

    (Note: ive accidentally cropped the top and bottom too much in rotation to get rid of the tilt)

    I think it looks more interesting now, but could be better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by elmzarcega View Post
    i dont know what's with this pic but found it interesting
    an important thing to learn in art is learning to comprehend the subject.

    what is it in the picture that is interesting? it's rather obvious that the
    simplicity of the diagonal lines attracted your attention. so, what's so
    interesting about the simplicity of diagonal lines?

    one of the first things to learn in all arts is the learn composition. music,
    painting, even the art of cooking, all require appropriate composition.
    composition puts together elements to make a statement, tell a story,
    trigger the senses. and in composition, one needs to learn the rules through
    simple means or simple combinations/permutations. by minimising things, one
    sees the effect of the rules. and it's after learning the rules that one learn
    to see beyond the rules (i.e. breaking rules, breaking simplicity)

    the current picture is full of unnecessary elements, so it needs to be simplified
    some more. for example, cropping away non-contributing elements, and
    increasing the contrast to remove more information so as to just focus on
    the lines.


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    wooh...my first ever pic posted here as newbie and i gained a lot to learn already... you're all awesome man...thanks for all your C&C...really appreciate.... i'll try my best to be in someway like your caliber guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    an important thing to learn in art is learning to comprehend the subject.

    what is it in the picture that is interesting? it's rather obvious that the
    simplicity of the diagonal lines attracted your attention. so, what's so
    interesting about the simplicity of diagonal lines?

    one of the first things to learn in all arts is the learn composition. music,
    painting, even the art of cooking, all require appropriate composition.
    composition puts together elements to make a statement, tell a story,
    trigger the senses. and in composition, one needs to learn the rules through
    simple means or simple combinations/permutations. by minimising things, one
    sees the effect of the rules. and it's after learning the rules that one learn
    to see beyond the rules (i.e. breaking rules, breaking simplicity)

    the current picture is full of unnecessary elements, so it needs to be simplified
    some more. for example, cropping away non-contributing elements, and
    increasing the contrast to remove more information so as to just focus on
    the lines.

    I like this, nice crop, I didnt really look at it that way.

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    Awesome picture eikin

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    Default Re: Stairway to Nowhere..???

    on the recrop, why not crop it to include the dead end?

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