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Not This Time . . .
pottsworth, Sep 2007
© R Potter
Problem: This is My Church (f6C+)
Climbers: Simon
Camera used: Nikon D50
4*VOTING: number of votes 39
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Having undead spotters certainly encouraged Simon to go for it.
Robert Dickson - 10/Sep/07
ah, yet again, the inevitable "rubbish" voter appears to try and drag down the average.
I wonder if they would be brave enough to actually justify their voting, or if they are only bitter when they have their annonymoty
pottsworth - 10/Sep/07
Have you tinkered with the background colours in processing?
Cerulean - 10/Sep/07
A little bit, but not as much as you might think. I took the photo with a flash, which meant simon was a bit more illuminated anyway, then I desaturated everything by somewhere around 20 or 30%, and used a layer mask to bring the colour back to the climber.
Normally I don't go for photoshopping images, so all my others are as they came out of the camera, but I was quite pleased with the results of this one
pottsworth - 10/Sep/07
sorry scratch that. I was playing around with a load of photos, and this is one of the ones that did have some slightly more heavy editing. Everything bar the climber is desaturated by around 50%, then the whole image by another 15% or so, to stop the skin tones being too garish
pottsworth - 10/Sep/07
I really don't like this photo. As you've said, it has very heavy editing and it shows (especially the focal distance, it seems very fake - although that kind of stuff seems popular on this site). I'd like to see the original. I have a feeling that it might be good.
craigmarksmith - 11/Sep/07
I will upload the origional.
In that one the spotters in the background are quite distracting, and draw the eye away from the main climber.
Also I can't afford a 20mm f1.8 lense, else I would have just used that
pottsworth - 11/Sep/07
I like the editing but maybe it would look better if there was slightly less contrast between the climber and the background.
Andrew Barker - 14/Jan/08
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