A&P Took this earlier today, kinda sad :wtc:

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  1. weezerfan

    weezerfan New Member

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    a kid coming back from school driving like an idiot lost control of his car right here doing 110mph, unfortunetly it killed a passenger in the back :sad2:

    You can sort of picture the crash in your head by looking at the tire marks, he goes sideways and smashed right into that pole where he the kid ended up dying :wtc:

    technically speaking the picture sucks, but it was just a quicke...i'm going back tomorrow with a tripod to get a cleaner shot of it

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  2. sony

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    good framing getting the skid marks

    that sucks :sad2:
     
  3. Gr00v3

    Gr00v3 Drifting Em0 Kid*

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    it's a terrible story. i don't know if you want a critique or not, so i'll withdraw unless you say something.

    truth be told, it's a powerful picture.
     
  4. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    Can you try removing a bit of the sky, just to the bottom of the dark cloud you can see near the top-center of the frame ?

    It will probably help the composition with the the pole and cross .

    Also, how about brightening it up just a little bit in the shadows, and make the cross a little more white ?

    :hug:
     
  5. weezerfan

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    I think I'll do that with the one I take today of it :hs:

    This one is kinda out of focus and the sky is extremely blown out, I had to burn tool the shit out of it to get some clouds :o
     
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    fixed it up a bit using what you said :noes:

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  7. dmora

    dmora Guest

    yikes.

    The skids are the clentcher.
     
  8. jTranz

    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    :werd: on the skidmarks

    :wtcd:
     
  9. elvirav

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    Very moving photo.
     
  10. jTranz

    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    I actually liked the skies in the original weezer. It seem to draw a gloominess feel to the overall shot which is a perfect mood for that shot.
     
  11. tenplanescrashing

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    very moving photo. I do agree a tripod would have made it much more clear but we get the just of it. the black and white aspect shows just how intense it was. I think a color photo wouldn't have shown the true feelings.
     
  12. Keyzs

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    The brighness of the second photo is good, but I think the clouds in the first add to the drama of the photo..
     
  13. weezerfan

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    you guys are right, I did like the fact that the clouds were up there
     
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    nice shot, taken from a good angle too. the only thing that distracts me is the telegraph pole is off-vertical, it looks kinda wrong. by the looks of the house, i'd say the camera was pretty much level but other than that, it's a powerful shot.
     
  15. hawkeye_87

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    the pic is very moving and i like the fact that its in black and white. colour loses the mood sometimes when you want it sombre for a grave or something and its sunny outside. but the cost of processing black and whites is more expensive than colour. im thinking of making my own dark room

    great pic
     
  16. weezerfan

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    alright combining all of the criques, we have this

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  17. SenenCito

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    That's the one, impressive!
     
  18. hash browns

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    :hsughr: it came out too dark, but cropping out the top draws more attention to the skid marks the the pole. the sky isn't important here :dunno:

    with the cropped version, the relation of the skidmarks to the pole and memorial are emphasized -- this is the story, not the sky :dunno:
     
  19. weezerfan

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    I'm just not a fan of cropping, I like using the whole pic :hs:

    Plus the fact that the clouds add a gloomy aspect to it...
     
  20. Kinks

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    I hate cropping. Take the photo correctly the first time.

    If you think the sky's relevant, include it. If not, omit it. Take one shot with and one without and see which one works better.
     
  21. hawkeye_87

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    yeah really, its good to be good at developing and manipultating pictures but taking a picture well the first time is all about the individual and you can put your own spin on the pic
     
  22. Malghanim

    Malghanim My wee wee has been Stricken with Rigor Mortis

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    last picture looks good :wigge:
     
  23. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    You probably don't plan on making a print of this so this may not matter, but after your photoshop work, you can tell that you used the feather adjustment in your selection by looking at the edges of the tree up top and the roof's of the houses. You are probably quite capable in PS, but in case you don't know how to fix that...

    Next time, before feathering your selection, invert the selection, and make a new layer via copy. Reinvert and add your feather. Now, once you edit this layer, any blurring should be hidden by the top copied layer. Nice picture.
     
  24. weezerfan

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    thanks for the tip :bigthumb:
     
  25. Mars Princess

    Mars Princess They hatin'

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    I like the touch up on the sky but :wtc: to the story. that's eerie
     

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