Critique-Dodge&Burn : Dry okra (gombo)

5 months 3 weeks ago #539267 by lesauf
Hi everyone,

I am learning Dodge & burn techniques. I started with my palm leaf and now I continue with a pair of dry Okra vegetable I shot some months ago (Yay! Non-destructive editing and asset management !)

Personally I am not very impressed by the picture, so I would like to know first if it is even possible to improve it using  Dodge & Burn. I post the color version so you can see (not Dodged & burned).

Also, about the composition, since the one on the right is a little bit out of focus, I thought of erasing it. What do you think ?


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5 months 1 week ago #541253 by effron
I prefer the color version. For a B&W conversion I think you need subjects with more contrast....

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5 months 1 week ago #541260 by No Show
+1 on the color version

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5 months 1 week ago #541311 by Robert Chen
:agree:  B&W 

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4 months 4 weeks ago #542794 by albinpix
A bit sharp, but not a bad edit! The B&W works a bit better for me.


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4 months 4 weeks ago #542992 by lesauf
Thank you for all your comments.


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4 months 3 weeks ago #543803 by Stephen Graham
I also like the colored version. Nice one.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #559158 by Lauren Grant
Not a bad edit at all. I like the B&W one. 


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