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#1 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:09 PM

This is one that I've started working on. At this point all post work has been done in Lightroom only just to get a look see.  If I go on I'm thinking of starting again and running it through Efex HDR Pro and possibly also Efex Silver Pro.  But before I go to all that effort I wanted to get some feedback on the composition.  Too busy?  I would like to get more detail in the skull although it seems like it's there already.  I still have the option to go back and reshoot so any comments or criticism would be much appreciated.   

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 05:05 PM

Kerry, what's  the photo for? personal use or advertising etc?

 

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 05:46 PM

No purpose other than "art" (I use the term with caution :>)  )

I'm thinking of adding a red rose or a white lily to the mix.  But perhaps that would be "gilding the lily!"



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 06:26 PM

Kerry, being that it's for "art" then it's way too busy, simplify the shot, less is more, there is too much going on IMHO..

 

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 11:53 AM

Appreciate the feedback and agree.  I might continue to work with these photos just for learning the Efex program but I think I'll also take one of the elements in the photograph - the skull, I think - and work just with it.  I'm getting some ideas.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:58 AM

I am wondering why you think you need to use HDR for this shot. It doesn't seem to have a drastic range of bright-to-dark areas, at least to my eyes. Yes, of course, there are darker and brighter areas, but nothing that you shouldn't be able to handle with a RAW file (or even a jpg probably) and some post-processing.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:50 AM

It was right on the edge because of the skull, which was hard to keep from getting clipped on the over exposed side, and the dark side of the Ganesha, which was clipped in shadow.






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