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Highway 7 years 10 months ago #1

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Hello guys and gals!
I was looking at some old pictures and I found this one which I probably didn't give much thought at the time. I do like it, but would like to hear your opinions.



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Pablo
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Re: Highway 7 years 10 months ago #2

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different version
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Re: Highway 7 years 10 months ago #3

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I like it Pablo, nice and simple, the diagonals and the verticals balance each other nicely, and there's a good balance of light and dark. It's the sort of picture I've seen hanging in trendy bars and such. I prefer the second version best.

I do think though that the best option for it would be a straight B&W conversion to bring out the maximum tonal range. Once converted, a boost to the Red channel would bring out detail in the dark areas on the left hand side, and a boost in the Yellow channel would brighton the starbursts on the street lamps. If you wanted to reduce the glow in the top left quadrant, a decrease in the Blue channel should do it.

It does need a little straightening on the vertical I think, although it does work as is.
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Re: Highway 7 years 10 months ago #4

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DB provided some excellent suggestions. I'm liking the faint color and more solid look to the first image. I would like to see this in B&W but honestly the faint color in the first works for me. Perhaps a selective color image might work here with only yellow or something like that. Straighten it up though. It's got me leaning a bit to starboard looking at it.
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Re: Highway 7 years 10 months ago #5

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I agree with Tim, I'm tilting a bit as I look at your photo (I'm a veteran at being 2-3 degrees off myself). Otherwise I really like your second photo. I'd be interested to see DB's version and the mild colour option Tim mentioned.
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Re: Highway 7 years 10 months ago #6

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I far prefer the first version, mostly because the starbursts look kinda silly in the second one (to my eye). The light poles being at a slight angle is a little distracting. If you could've captured 2 separate headlights instead of a blob of light, this picture might've been even better. Otherwise, it's a great angle of view with some obvious lines that lead the eye to a focal point. I love it!
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Re: Highway 7 years 10 months ago #7

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Thanks for your comments and suggestions, I will post tomorrow a revised version or two

Meanwhile, good night :cool:
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Re: Highway 7 years 9 months ago #8

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It's been about three weeks but better late than never I say :wth:
here are some straighten up versions of this photo taken in consideration your kind advice, and one version which I went a little wild with.
roast away :meh:

#1


#2


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#4
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Re: Highway 7 years 9 months ago #9

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Nice corrections and versions. I'm partial to #1 and #3 as the other two look slightly overexposed. The balance in 1 & 3 seem about right to me. Actually #1 is my favorite mostly because of the faint blue around the headlight on the left and the orange green streak on the right. Nice work Pablo!
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Re: Highway 7 years 9 months ago #10

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I like number 3 for it's style as a photo, but number 1 for it's sort of out-of-this-world look. Nice work Pablo.
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Re: Highway 7 years 9 months ago #11

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#3's my favorite.

#1 makes me think of The Fast and the Furious.
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Re: Highway 7 years 9 months ago #12

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looks like #1 and #3 are the winners with a lead to #3.

#4 was my wild card but I guess it is over done.

Thanks for your input guys and gals :-)
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