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Old 07-19-2011, 09:08 PM
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Photo Art Critique

I would appreciate feedback on this photo. I have used glowing edges and adjusted both the brightness and the vibrance. I am (hopefully if I get it right) posting both the original and the photoshopped photos.

Original: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6122/...f840129f8b.jpg
Shop in Florence Original by jannz1, on Flickr

Photo Art: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/...eace05372e.jpg
Florence Shop by jannz1, on Flickr

So please go for it - what do you like? dislike? what could be done better? and how?
Thanks
Jannz

Okay - the pictures did not show but atleast the links work

I know how to post pictures now so here they are:
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File Type: jpg Florence Shop.jpg (78.7 KB, 54 views)

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Old 07-21-2011, 04:26 AM
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Re: Photo Art Critique

any comments?
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:46 AM
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Hi Jannz.

I love the colour and detail that you've brought out from the photo. Nice use of darkening the background to focus on the dress and shop(?).

It'd be a shame to crop the pic, but I feel that the dress is too central - I'm a great believer in the rule of thirds.

8/10 Nice work.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:20 PM
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Thanks Crapaud. I appreciate your comments. I have tried cropping the picture. I don't know how to get the picture to display but here is the link to the cropped picture.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6131/...cb8572c6_z.jpg
Florence Shop Door by jannz1, on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannz/5962356746/
Sorry - that didn't work either. The picture is on flickr. I did try following the instructions under the FAQ section but must be missing the point somewhere along the line.

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Old 07-21-2011, 05:00 PM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannz/5962356746/
Sorry - that didn't work either. The picture is on flickr. I did try following the instructions under the FAQ section but must be missing the point somewhere along the line.
To post to the forum you need to have a copy of less than 100kb. When you're ready to post don't use the Quick Reply field, you need to use the Go Advanced option and use the Manage Attachments, browse to the file and upload.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:27 PM
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crossing fingers - yah - it worked - thanks Crapaud
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:25 AM
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Re: Photo Art Critique

I liked the cropped version much better. The colors are nice. But it has that filtered look. If you can find a way to vary the lines I think that will really add to the artist look.
Good luck.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:31 PM
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Hi CathyH.
Thanks for your response. I am not quite sure what you mean by "filtered look". Can you please explain. I would really appreciate it.
When you mention "vary the lines" are you meaning the lines are too straight? Do I need to make them look more hand drawn?
Thank you
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:12 AM
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Re: Photo Art Critique

By filtered I think she means that the image appears to have merely been run through a bunch of stuff in photoshop's "Filter" menu, rather than actually gone through any meritable artistic process. I'm sorry to say that I would be inclined to feel the same way.

Applying the glowing edges filter does not equal art.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:10 PM
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Thanks.

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meritable artistic process
What would you do?
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