Feedback Request - Comp Entry

1 year 11 months ago #686264 by PHayz84
Hi all

My workplace is holding a photography comp, just for fun, so I grabbed an old photo and spent some time touching it up. Can I ask if anyone would do anything differently with it? Maybe with the cropping for example?

Thanks!







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1 year 11 months ago #686266 by Nikon Shooter
Forget the cropping it is all in the new colours where, as
latin characters writer/reader, the oriental means not much
but I respond — in case of lack of story telling that I can
understand — to the colours… and that I can cope with!".

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #686267 by Shadowfixer1
I would do something like this. Simple is better.

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1 year 11 months ago #686269 by PHayz84
Thanks for the responses guys. The competition theme is "colour", I should have mentioned that. Hence the processing 


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1 year 11 months ago #686274 by icepics
The proportion/angle has her too close to the wall for it to be believable that she can see the letters up that close.

It seems obvious to me that the letters were photoshopped/edited in because I don't see any actual lights - no vintage neon, no led lighting, etc. so what's causing those lights? I suppose this would be fine if they're accepting photo illustrations. But the size of the letters or them even being there to me isn't believable.

I think it takes a light touch when editing to brighten lighting without oversaturating it, and this seems to have gotten overdone.

Sharon
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1 year 11 months ago #686275 by PHayz84
Hi Sharon

The letters are not Photoshopped in, the original photo taken on my phone at Taiwan Airport is shown above too (the less coloured one)


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1 year 11 months ago #686277 by Shadowfixer1

icepics wrote: The proportion/angle has her too close to the wall for it to be believable that she can see the letters up that close.

It seems obvious to me that the letters were photoshopped/edited in because I don't see any actual lights - no vintage neon, no led lighting, etc. so what's causing those lights? I suppose this would be fine if they're accepting photo illustrations. But the size of the letters or them even being there to me isn't believable.

I think it takes a light touch when editing to brighten lighting without oversaturating it, and this seems to have gotten overdone.

Not sure how you got that the letters were photoshopped in. It seems quite obvious they are backlit white glass or plexiglass. It's odd how people see things so differently.

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1 year 11 months ago #686278 by PHayz84
For reference, it's this airport



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1 year 11 months ago #686279 by PHayz84
I do take the point about the oversaturation though. I'm deliberately aiming for a Cyberpunk vibe to go along with the theme of "colour", I think for a standard photo it might be overdone but what if I'm attempting to deliberately stylise it? Still too much?


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1 year 11 months ago #686280 by Shadowfixer1
I would still think about cropping it. Maybe the crop works, maybe it doesn't. I just prefer simpler images with less distractions. This is a decision you will have to make. Maybe others will chime in with suggestions. Good luck.
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1 year 11 months ago #686282 by PHayz84
Thanks Shadow, I have actually got a cropped version I just wasn't sure about it. I'll post it tomorrow when on my work PC so you can compare


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1 year 11 months ago #686294 by icepics
Sure didn't look real to me, which maybe is the editing? Was she just walking by or posed there? I really can't tell. Something sure made me think it looked edited in.

Sharon
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1 year 11 months ago #686300 by Nikon Shooter

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Not sure how you got that the letters were photoshopped in. It seems quite obvious they are backlit white glass or plexiglass. It's odd how people see things so differently.


+1

Graphically, the three blue strikes from the ceiling could be
be attenuated, even removed, as they don't contribute to the
story and visual pleasure.

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #686309 by PHayz84
This is my cropped version. I was trying to keep some of the floor reflections:



Then this is more as you suggested Shadow with the wall sections to the side trimmed too:



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1 year 11 months ago #686310 by Nikon Shooter
A suggestion…


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