Old Venice Hotel

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by 57corvette, May 7, 2007.

  1. I shot this photo on the boardwalk of Venice Beach in Los Angeles. I wanted to jazz it up a little ....... my wife feels I went too far. I like the look, but would love to hear your thoughts.


    Thanks .............. Bob
  2. pretty cool Bob
  3. Peano


    Jun 22, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Can't tell how far you went unless you also show the original. :confused:
  4. Thanks Dave .........


    I'm new here ...signed up yesterday so please forgive my ignorance. I didn't post the original because I didn't want it on the Flickr page with the re-touched photos. I'm I correct that would be the only way to do that? Also, if the original is the same size .... is posting two photos that large a no-no?

    I have seen your work in the DPreview forum and have long admired your talents.


  5. Peano


    Jun 22, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
  6. Peano,

    Here is the original:

  7. Peano


    Jun 22, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Interesting transformation! The question of "too far" raises the next question, "too far for what?" It really depends on what the image is for. But I like what you did with it.
  8. That's my feeling as well ........ I like this transformation, and I'm looking to do more radical ones. I have some that are so abstract you can tell what the original photo is. But for me, it's a way of expressing an artistic need in me. So for me, the question is: do I like it? If I do, then I think I am successful in my transformation.

    Because I'm new here, I'm not sure if this re-touching forum is for minor re-touching or what-ever-you-want retouching. I don't want to post inappropriate work here.
    Thanks for checking it out .......

  9. iudoc97


    Nov 13, 2006
    I like it just fine... really a cool rework!
  10. Arif

    Arif Guest

    I like it ;)

    I like the transformation. It gives it character. Something like a feeling a newcomer to town in the late night will have to decide - rent or run ;)

    Best wishes,
  11. Huff09


    Feb 25, 2007
    Carmichael, CA

    I like it a lot. You seem to have been working toward a specific look you had in your mind so I don't think the question of "too far" can really be applied.

    I would agree the success of the transformation is relative to what you, the photographer, were looking for.

    Anyway, nice work in my mind
  12. Nice job ...I like it :smile: :smile: :smile:

    Post anything you like....nothing is OOB here :wink: :wink: :wink: Except using my avatar in your images that is....:rolleyes: :wink: :rolleyes: :wink: :eek:
  13. I like this rendition a lot!

  14. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I love it
    Nice work

    Any photo for any type of retouch or pp BELONGS in this forum
  15. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
  16. Arif, Scott,

    Thank you for taking a look at it ..... Better to run than rent in Venice at night.
  17. I like this Bob - adds character and mood to the pic. Nicely done.
  18. Chris, Mike, Harry, Gale, DianeR ,

    Thank you all for the nice words ....... I look forward to posting more here and learning what I can from all of you.

    Mike your avatar is safe ... I promise.

  19. You took it from ho-hum to wow.
    Nice work I think.

    The real well executed first step was to capture the image in the first place.
    I like the end result.
  20. Vernon T,

    Thank you for looking at it and the nice words .........