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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.

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Thanks .............. Bob
 
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Thanks Dave .........

Peano,

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.

Thanks,

Bob
 
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Peano,

Here is the original:

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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.
 
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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 .......

Bob
 
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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,
Arif
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Bob,

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
 
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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:
 
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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.

Bob
 
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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.
 

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