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9 years 6 months ago #59850 by Anne
What do you think of this photo? How could I have made it better? Thanks!


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9 years 6 months ago #59916 by Screamin Scott
Needs a bit more contrast & there's too much sky in the frame...(IMHO that is)

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9 years 5 months ago #82061 by mj~shutterbugg
I agree with Scott, needs more contrast and you need to balance the burned areas with the non-burned halo around the tree. I think you could crop in a bit and not have to burn all that. A good rule of thumb for B&W is there should be a clean clear white and a deep rich black some where in the image.

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9 years 5 months ago #82099 by DestinDave

mj~shutterbugg wrote: I agree with Scott, needs more contrast and you need to balance the burned areas with the non-burned halo around the tree. I think you could crop in a bit and not have to burn all that. A good rule of thumb for B&W is there should be a clean clear white and a deep rich black some where in the image.

:agree: with Scott and MJ both.. about the contrast and especially about the halo effect around the tree.. actually, for me, it's not the amount of sky in the image, it's the quality.. the sky is somewhat flat and uneventful - if it were full of stormy clouds (drama), a big sky would work nicely..

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9 years 5 months ago #82133 by MLKstudios
Can we see an un-manipulated version?

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