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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Al dente or otherwise? (Viewed 959 times)
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Al dente or otherwise?
< on 3/1/2018 1:35 AM >
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It was a bluebird, high-contrast day, and so I decided to just go with it.

Evaluation1 by DtEW, on Flickr

^ I'm thinking that if I 'shop out the power poles from far in the background, the photo might make a stronger statement.


Evaluation2 by DtEW, on Flickr

^ ditto with the white piece of sheet metal.




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These look like ancient ruins, the first one especially. I see what you mean about the power poles and sheet metal, no reason not to give editing a shot here.




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Great shots
No need to edit out the poles; they're not in the foreground and are part of this interesting site.
Let history rewrite it's self...

What was that?




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What was that?


It's either 1) open-pit-mining-associated equipment, 2) some movie/TV producer's idea of future apocalypse, or 3) the former adapted into the latter.




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It's either 1) open-pit-mining-associated equipment, 2) some movie/TV producer's idea of future apocalypse, or 3) the former adapted into the latter.


Look at the rebar on that puppy.
Definitely not originally built as eye candy.
Pretty cool




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Kinda hard to critique these! They're badass!!! Well done




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Damn. Very cool.




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Thanks for the feedback, everybody.

I put these in for critique here (instead of posting them up for broader consumption) because I was concerned about "cooking creep," which is to say that when you edit to taste, sometimes your taste in what looks right and not-surreal starts to creep incrementally with every edit. Those adjustment sliders can be like drugs: left unchecked, you unwittingly go farther every successive time to get that same "pop!" in your head. I just wanted to make sure things hadn't gone too far.

Again, thanks.




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Thanks for the feedback, everybody.

I put these in for critique here (instead of posting them up for broader consumption) because I was concerned about "cooking creep," which is to say that when you edit to taste, sometimes your taste in what looks right and not-surreal starts to creep incrementally with every edit. Those adjustment sliders can be like drugs: left unchecked, you unwittingly go farther every successive time to get that same "pop!" in your head. I just wanted to make sure things hadn't gone too far.

Again, thanks.


Holy shit, that's so well said... I never thought of it like that.




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The colors/lightness are different in each picture. I try to keep color universal throughout each photo set. The first one is more green shifted and lighter, the second one is more magenta shifted and darker. Neither is wrong, just make them both the same.



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The colors/lightness are different in each picture. I try to keep color universal throughout each photo set. The first one is more green shifted and lighter, the second one is more magenta shifted and darker. Neither is wrong, just make them both the same.


My bad. Your point is very valid and general good practice for the norms of UER (where photos are more-often-than-not presented as a set to depict the site, hence carrying a more documentary slant, the impact of which can be harmed by intra-set PP variances). But I failed to disclose that I'm trying to PP each photo for individual presentation, with an eye toward printing. Not only that, I effectively presented them as a set of two. Oops.

But yeah, even though it is from the same site, I had intended for each photo to stand on its own (I feel that putting them together as a set actually diminishes the subject's surrealism*). The variance is intentional. I should have made this more clear by separating the photos into different posts.

(* currently I'm of the mindset that subject-surrealism = good, PP-surrealism = bad, but I'm sure that might change in a few years...)



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