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jaapv
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« on: June 14, 2007, 06:14:58 AM »
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I have my flak-jacket on.   . The contradiction of the motorcycle and the beach struck me:

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2007, 07:36:39 AM »
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Hmmm...Doesn't really do anything, what's it about ?

Maybe a lower angle and more sky less parking lot ?



The color and detail looks good..
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2007, 07:38:01 AM »
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I basically like the composition but probably would have cropped it a bit tighter both left and right. You'll get at least 20 different crop proposals all of which contradict each other, so I'll leave it at that.

Main thing is to remove the green cast. Levels, Green channel, 0/0.87/255 comes fairly close.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2007, 05:13:46 PM »
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I basically like the composition but probably would have cropped it a bit tighter both left and right. You'll get at least 20 different crop proposals all of which contradict each other, so I'll leave it at that.

Main thing is to remove the green cast. Levels, Green channel, 0/0.87/255 comes fairly close.
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Thanks, Dale, exactly what I was looking for. I saw something and could not put my finger on it. As for the crop, a matter of taste I would say. I would prefer to leave the main elements in the strong points.This looks a lot better. However it is not true to nature any more. The light had a greenish cast, as I can illustrate with the following photograph, that seagull has a strong reflected green on its belly caused by this light.



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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2007, 07:59:33 PM »
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I have no objection to your original crop; and looking at the pic a second time now, after a few hours, I'm inclined to agree with you about leaving it alone.

To me, the green on the seagull's underside is more likely to be an indicator that something green directly underneath was reflecting photons upward. But even given the light really had been green, we'd simply be doing Mother Nature a favour by neutralizing it. ;)

Good work tracking the gull, BTW. I know how quickly they can cross one's field of view while seeming to be doing nothing more than a leisurely glide.
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