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    Just because I want it to work...

    Doesn't mean it will. I've played with this image a dozen times and now have come to the conclusion that it's kind of a near miss. I find myself getting caught up in trying to make a certain image work and maybe trying too hard.

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    Re: Just because I want it to work...

    A dozen times, that's when I would try to leave it alone for the moment and maybe it'll sort itself out until next time.
    Meanwhile, here is... I don't know, a quick one somewhere between noon and doom?

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    Re: Just because I want it to work...

    print it out, stick it to the fridge or the back of the front door, see it every day and you will eventually figure out which treatment you should use.

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    Re: Just because I want it to work...

    I tired some stuff.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Just because I want it to work...

    I think the problem is that while it is an interesting image, there is no obvious subject... IMO no matter what you do to color and tone, that's what's missing...
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    Re: Just because I want it to work...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    I think the problem is that while it is an interesting image, there is no obvious subject... IMO no matter what you do to color and tone, that's what's missing...
    Thanks to everyone who took a stab at a rescue of this. I think Jack is right though. I was initially attracted to the shadow ring in the top center. But it was caused by the sun which is just out of the frame. I think I'll chock this one up in the "misses" column and move on.

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    Re: Just because I want it to work...

    Well I agree reason why I was trying to blow the highlights a little more was to bring some eye contact back in.
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    Re: Just because I want it to work...

    Put a helicopter or bird, even a small one, at the lower left golden mean point and you'd have a winner...
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