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OTT or acceptable?????

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by RayGuselli, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Decided to have a play with an image taken recently and came up with two variations....

    Do you consider them to be OTT or acceptable...

    Any other ideas or reworks would be good...

    Best wishes





    Processed and painted
  2. Ray, I like the second one here.
    The third is good too, but the jagged edge frame is distracting.

    aka beaucamera
  3. Hi Ray,

    Both versions are nice .. but I prefer the first one you did.
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I like them both.
    Might try to put a touch more light in the top of the light house (if it is suposed to have any light) lol
  5. Ptchfork


    Jul 8, 2007
    New York City
    I love the processed one (Second)
  6. StephanieHelen


    Jun 9, 2006
    Hi Ray, I prefer the processed image, looks more realistic to me :) 
  7. I like the thrid one that looks more like a painting instead of a picture.

    Why? The side of the lighthouse facing away form the source of light (that you added quite nicely I might add) seems too bright. But in the "painting" version does not bother me as much.
  8. what does OTT mean?
  9. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005

    Hi Rick,

    OTT means over the top....

    Best wishes

  10. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Thanks for the feedback

    Interesting that sometimes you never know how far to go with an image....

    In this case I took the original and thought it would be interesting, only to find it quite boring really.

    For Gale....the lightouse is derelict and there is no light in it now. It is quite old and one of our landmarks!!!

    Appreciate the feedback re the texture v plain....interesting to see which is most (or least) effective.

    Many thanks for all for the feedback

    Very best wishes
  11. sfoxjohn


    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Hi Ray,

    I haven't been here for some time, but I see you are still up to the old tricks. Lol

    I have one question. First let me say I prefer the middle one. But, why did you change the sky with OK clouds to one with contrails?
  12. LOL - I was thinking Off the Topic. ....Whatever that means???? Oh my!


    Ray, I like the second one. I wonder if the lighthouse could be lightened up a tad more to bring more attention to it?
  13. Ray, this is very nice work. After doing this much work I would probably remove the metal anchor by the tower and also the white spot in the grass near mid frame. I like both the processed and the processed and painted versions. Very well done.
  14. RayGuselli


    Oct 18, 2005
    Thanks again

    for the very helpful feedback and comments....appeaciated as always.

    For John I never really gave thought to the trails as it was a stock sky. I suppose I thought "as a sky" it looked good and my original was alittle dull...although it could have been developed. I see what you mean now that you have mentioned it though....got me thinking!

    Mark, I was not sure how far to go with the lighthouse....but, if you reckon it would lighten a little more then I can try that.

    Gordon...yes, the anchor can go but even more so...that spot!!! Well "spotted"

    Many thanks again to all

    Best wishes
  15. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thats is what I thought.. No light.

    Remove the anchor and it will fall over on ya...lololol
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