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UER Forum > Archived UE Photo Critiques > The Shots that Didn't Turn Out (Viewed 377 times)
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The Shots that Didn't Turn Out
< on 1/14/2007 7:08 AM >
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These are the best of the worst from a recent trip, please submit any constructive opinions. They all fail for me, but in vague ways that you might do better to present. Thanks!

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Re: The Shots that Didn't Turn Out
<Reply # 1 on 1/14/2007 6:42 PM >
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1) I like it, its just a little washed out and soft looking to me.

2) tilt is ok.. needs the black cropped on the sides. it's a little soft as well

3) Needs a little more contrast

I dont think these "fail", they just need a little tweaking! How many shots did you get from this place?

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Re: The Shots that Didn't Turn Out
<Reply # 2 on 1/14/2007 11:01 PM >
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1 - Little too busy, little too snapshotty. The wood in the FG is distracting and the dude is not really doing anything to fit into the shot.

2 - The color of the light doesn't work. I would definitely go B&W on this if I were trying to save it. The framing with the opening in the FG is distracting...nothing wrong with off angles, but not with such a strong FG presence trying to twist it straight again, especially when it's half in and half out of the frame. This lacks a strong subject as well.

3 - This could be better but isn't bad at all. The composition is definitely the problem here. The thing on the right is OK to provide framing, but maybe try shooting this vertical in order to get the machines to lead right to the corner of the frame on the bottom left. Getting the lines to lead to the corners would give this a lot more structure and would fit well with the subject. It looks like you have some lens distortion going on too, which doesn't work for this particular shot...I would definitely fix that with PTLens or something like that. Otherwise I really like this. If it were mine I would try and crop it to save it because there's plenty here that is working.

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Re: The Shots that Didn't Turn Out
<Reply # 3 on 1/14/2007 11:26 PM >
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I think that #1 is good as a scale shot. #2 I'm not so hot for. As for #3, it's okay, but would be better with a slight increase in contrast.

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Re: The Shots that Didn't Turn Out
<Reply # 4 on 1/15/2007 1:14 AM >
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1. I like it actually..

2. Its just cropped wrong, maybe straighten it a bit? I just feel like its going all over the place.

3.) Ahh, a nice location!! I'd make it a tighter crop and converted to black and white or duotone, the color just isent happening. Then fool around with the shadows and highlights and contrast to get what u need.

BTW -- I enjoyed looking at your site yesterday. It looks like u had fun on your trip here.


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Re: The Shots that Didn't Turn Out
<Reply # 5 on 2/26/2007 4:38 PM >
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1 i like the best
2 not doing much for me
3 i would like much more if it was brighter

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