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Old 06-08-2009, 11:33 AM
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BMW In The Rain

Let me know, how I could make this photograph better. Details please.


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Old 06-08-2009, 05:21 PM
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Re: BMW In The Rain

It's VERY pretty but it seems incomplete. The off placement of the cycle, the mysterious mood, and the heightened sense of detail sets up a sense of intrigue that begs me to search the image to find the message, to discover something hidden, and I feel let down to find nothing. My curiosity was peaked enough to spend time with the image, but I wasn't rewarded sufficiently for my efforts.

Maybe something like a lingering footprint, a cigarrette butt, a rhinestone purse, a crumpled paper with a phone number (not all of these, any one of them)...some other "clue" to compliment the intrigue would go a long way toward giving the shot and treatment a greater sense of purpose.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:21 AM
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Re: BMW In The Rain

Flashtones,I can see what you're saying about the missing detail. I felt in the moment, that the rain would be enough to complete the story of what I was conveying with this scene. But I agree now that you brought that detail up. But if you had'nt, I felt this image was complete enough. Thanks again for giving me more to think about before pressing the shutter button.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:57 AM
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Re: BMW In The Rain

it's still beautiful though. love the treatment. did you do much dodge and burn on the motorcycle?
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:14 AM
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Re: BMW In The Rain

In my youth I found that everyone wanted a story behind an image, but sometimes when you press the shutter, that image you just captured was taken simply because you liked it. Sometimes this is a reason enough for taking an image. Personally its a great image!
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:54 AM
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Re: BMW In The Rain

Flashtones, I just copied the main layer in PHS CS3, and used the Topaz plugin. Which is way cool!!! BTW. Thanks again.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:26 AM
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Re: BMW In The Rain

Wish you posted a bigger picture. I would love to Photoshop it. Maybe this could be a contest or challenge. Title it "Make the story behind the image" or something like that!
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:10 PM
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Re: BMW In The Rain

I love this. Let's see it larger. Great job!!!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:08 PM
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I like this pic. I love the color in the pic the most. It gives it real emotion, like there's a sad story being presented.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:34 AM
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Cool looking picture. I would have probably made it darker, atleast the ground anyways but besides that you get no complaints from me. Good work.
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