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Thread: Merlion

  1. #1

    Default Merlion

    Found this photo in my old archive and decided to do some editing.
    Tweaked the channel mixer in photoshop cs2 to give out a warmer colour in the sky. (originally the photo had a nasty blue tinge)
    Is the editing overly done?
    What kind of feeling does it convey to you after you have seen it?
    Pardon the amount of noise because this is taken with a K800i, and I couldn't tweak the channel mixer without bringing out the noise as well.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Merlion

    yeah, looks a little too warm for me to be honest. not sure about the other photographers

  3. #3

    Default Re: Merlion

    Doesn't seems like a good angle to shoot the Merlion.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Merlion

    1) colours too warm. Tone down abit.

    2) Merlion shud be more to the right.

    3) Angle to see more of the face.

    4) Itd be ideal if u could see the end of the water stream foaming at the bottom...
    Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Default Re: Merlion

    hello my junior :P haha your previous shots have impressed me more. Hahaha. Did the NMA get the Tamron 17-50? cos i thought i saw it when i went back to get my results.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Merlion

    the palette is too much on the red side, have you calibrated your monitor?

    the angle can work, but you have chosen to put this too close to the centre, the right side of the picture only serves to distract. you can always crop it off.

    other than that, it is a decent picture for a camera phone shot, keeping that in mind, but it is by no means a stunner. the merlion is hard to shoot because every tom, dick and harry has been there, (at least the toms, dicks and harries into photography).. so you really need to produce something different, be it because of great complementary lighting, or a fresh angle. here you have not done the latter, and neither is the former present. so..

  7. #7

    Default Re: Merlion

    Talking about something special, once I saw a guy half submerge in the water to get a frontal view of the Merlion. Was wondering how he get into the water or did that shot win him any award or prizes ? Well, sometimes photographer can do things out of the ordinary.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Bukit Gombak

    Default Re: Merlion

    The 17-50 did not belong to NMA...
    Its the camerawomen's personal lens

  9. #9

    Default Re: Merlion

    To me the colours are fine, just don't like the back ground showing IR constructions (though very small)

  10. #10

    Default Re: Merlion

    1. Far too much red in the picture.

    2. The composition is unflattering.

    3. Why shoot the back profile of the Merlion?

  11. #11

    Default Re: Merlion

    imo, though the colors are warm, i think they look v pretty.
    i tot maybe a better angle can be used to take the merlion haha..

  12. #12

    Default Re: Merlion

    If the aim is not realism, then I find the colors a non-issue. Since you were at it, you could have gone on and cloned out the cranes in the background.

    And the angle of the Merlion is unique, not the boring side or front views normally seen.


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