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Old 05-29-2007, 10:54 AM
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Re: Quaint old town

SO MANY awesome interpretations. Sure is a diverse group here.

...and my effort.

1. Crop for composition and to get rid of that awful blue construction scaffolding on the left.

(Seems few photoartists here ever crop the source when it's an available option. Why is that? I think it's one of the most effective tools we have available for improving images.)

2. Perspective correction for slight tilt and convergience. (For some reason, my cousin almost always tilts her camera, which must be corrected in PP.)
3. Remove pedestrians. I just think they are distracting in this case and that the scene looks more serene without them.
4. Add clouds -- and reflection in the water. (I think skies are another area where photoartists can improve their source images before artifying.)
5. Work hue, saturation and local contrast for impact.
6. Digital paint.
7. Retrieve select detail and spot paint (smudge).
8. Size, format and sharpen for web.
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:16 PM
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Found this copy of that little town under some old dusty junk in my attic.

Steve C.
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:57 PM
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Good Stuff..

Steve, I like the sepia tones. Raw Umber is such a staple in an artist's collectin of oils. I notices they always buy the giant size tubes.

Lonk, Good crop. I've never seen that kind of scaffolding, but then we don't have many multi floor buildings down here in the swamps.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:42 PM
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Re: Quaint old town

Still playing.

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