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Non standard photographic editing; collages, manipulations, assemblages, applied textures, double exposures
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trying out some artistic approaches on some of the NF photos.
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Personally I like the photo but I would crop out the barrier with the ropes. Too distracting to me.
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mikec wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:05 am
Personally I like the photo but I would crop out the barrier with the ropes. Too distracting to me.
Or soften them out of focus somehow.

I agree with Mike. My eye wants to go to the far shore cottages but the foreground element is too strong.
I like the oil/smudge painting technique on this one. It really fits the mood well.
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It appears to me you wanted the rope to be the subject here as your effect seems to be applied everywhere except the top part of the rope.....It is a nice image, maybe the effect should be on the entire image..I dunno

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mikec wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:05 am
Personally I like the photo but I would crop out the barrier with the ropes. Too distracting to me.
Thanks Mike! I have quite a few I took without that foreground piece, but then I started liking the darned thing and trying to figure something to do with it! I'll be looking at the others that skipped the barrier.
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Duck wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:11 am
mikec wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:05 am
Personally I like the photo but I would crop out the barrier with the ropes. Too distracting to me.
Or soften them out of focus somehow.

I agree with Mike. My eye wants to go to the far shore cottages but the foreground element is too strong.
I like the oil/smudge painting technique on this one. It really fits the mood well.
Two votes against the barrier with the nets. I'll look again at the ones I took before I got entranced with the thing.
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Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:16 am
It appears to me you wanted the rope to be the subject here as your effect seems to be applied everywhere except the top part of the rope.....It is a nice image, maybe the effect should be on the entire image..I dunno
I did mask down the effect on the ropes, so I'll look at letting the blur show more. You are right that I was interested in those nets. I'd never seen anyone use road barriers to dry or organize their nets.
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This happens to me all the time, mostly because I am not a landscape photographer so I tend to rush things. I don't slow down enough to really work the scene and problem solve on site. Unfortunately as I look at this scene there are other elements far more visually stronger that distracts my eye from those nets. The low position, the darker tones and the lack of emphasys are unfortunately working against you.

If you have an image where the perspective is lower (reducing the amount of water between the barrier and the far shore) that showcases more of the nets will probably work in your favor. Maybe even composite a couple of images for a stronger composition.

Or just crop out the nets. Personally I love that little cottage on the far shore. It's a pretty enough scene without the nets, although you'll need one with sharper focus. 8)
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Duck wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:06 pm
This happens to me all the time, mostly because I am not a landscape photographer so I tend to rush things. I don't slow down enough to really work the scene and problem solve on site. Unfortunately as I look at this scene there are other elements far more visually stronger that distracts my eye from those nets. The low position, the darker tones and the lack of emphasys are unfortunately working against you.

If you have an image where the perspective is lower (reducing the amount of water between the barrier and the far shore) that showcases more of the nets will probably work in your favor. Maybe even composite a couple of images for a stronger composition.

Or just crop out the nets. Personally I love that little cottage on the far shore. It's a pretty enough scene without the nets, although you'll need one with sharper focus. 8)
Thanks for the feedback. I have plenty of the scene without the nets. My first instinct was to work around them from above and to the right side, but then I saw them and I couldn’t help myself. All are sharp enough, and even this one was sharp before I hammered it with brushwork..
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