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One step too far...............

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by RayGuselli, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005

    Took an image today and manipulated.

    Is there any merit in it or have I gone one step to far; is it one for the bin?

    Advice, help and criticism appreciated as always.

    Many thanks

  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Ray,
    I love the bottom half.
    But the top , wellllllllll :>))))) kills the beautiful mood you have created.
    I think I would crop to about an inch above the horizon.

    But you can take me with a grain of salt :>))
  3. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Or a grain of sand perhaps!!!!!

    Hi Gale

    No you are right..............again!!!

    There is a mood about the bottom half which is lost in the upper.

    You were right on the other one (Duddon Bridge) about the sky - seems that you sure know your skys.......

    I will do as you say and repost Gale.

    Many thanks again.

    All the best

  4. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Gale......You were right

    Amended....I much prefer.

    Many thanks


    ps may not come up at the moment as image shack having some tech problems

  5. Now that it great. It definitely wins over the original version. If a wee bit of nit-picking is allowed, you might clone out the remainder of the sun flare above the middle of the horizon.

  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Ray :>))

    Aren't we a picky bunch :>))))))

    I like the first frame better. You image is going into the frame on the bottom left. (and the tiny clone mentioned)

    Other than that you got another wall hanger :>))

    Great work Ray.

    Hope you sre sellin a bunch of these great images you do
  7. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Thanks Gale and Harry

    Really apreciate the feedback, good or bad.

    Must say when I took the shot I had no idea what I would do with it.

    Just passing time and shooting away and I must say that I am really pleased now.

    You were so right about the top being wrong Gale and I am glad I have altered it.

    Will have a go at the changes suggested and hopefully it will look better.

    Very best wishes

  8. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    I guess I'm the only one that likes the original. I think the sunburst adds to the essence of the scene of this shot. Especially since the beach is rather dark. Of course, others milage may vary. I like it just the way it is Ray.

    Thanks for sharing,
  9. Both versions are interesting. The first is more dramatic and stronger compositionally because the diagonals of sun flare and cloud recapitulate the beach and branch diagonals. And the eye travels nicely from top to bottom and back in the first one. The second one has a more subdued mood, yet still keeps a little zig-zag for the eye to follow.
  10. i too like the original better, more drama here and the mind unsorts it all anyways. Mo is betta.
  11. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005

    Thanks to everyone for their thoughts.

    I find it interesting because the original is such a "throw away" shot that it is amazing what the processing can do..

    In a way it shows...never bin a shot until you have really exhausted every possibility.

    Many thanks again to all for the help.....appreciated.

    Allthe best

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