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Christer

Been having a long think about these.

...you will aim to deliver an emotional impact higher than a sharp copy of the same shot would deliver...


In #1 I can only rely on your word as to what the subject was and cannot "see" how it has been enhanced, and in #2 an empty escalator hardly benefits from your treatment. Try again please.

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Ok, here goes try no 2. Here I tried to add some softness to match here daydreming expression and in that way "deliver an emotional impact higher than a sharp copy of the same shot would deliver"

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I think this one works Christer. The two thing iI like is the dreamy look enhanced by the softness as well as the ragged pants next to the shop window with all kinds of new stuff.
Only comment I would have is that I think the B&W conversion is too gray and dark, I think it would benefit from a slightly more "fresh" interpretation. However It won't hold back your pass.
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Tnx Pieter, note taken on the b/w conversion

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Hi Again
Two attempts at this with different methods

Pic 1 - used the focal length and the fact the wind was blowing the flowers around to go soft - but is it enough ?


Pic 2 - used some black stockings over the lens - found the degree you pulled em changed the effect (and probably the focus too) - tother half wont be pleased if i streched em too far :) - nb its fairly subtle on this one



Edit = sorry, used wrong sizes and therefore lost the exif data - now corrected

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2010 at 22:49
I think a bump after 3 days is quite OK (at least I had forgotten about it )

I think the first is just soft, but in my mind the softness doesn't really add to the beauty of the subject. Almost to the contrary.

However the second is a very subtle effect, and there the softness really adds to the dreamy atmosphere and is a pass. I might have preferred slightly softer details in the pollen and stamen of the blossoms, but that's only a minor comment.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dudger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2010 at 22:59
Thanks Pegelli - interested in your comment about the stamen and blossoms - i specifically chose this version because i could see them clearer - it really did depend how much i stretched the material - each to his own taste i suppose
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2010 at 23:03
You're right, probably a matter of taste. No real right or wrong I think.
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This was a really hard assignment for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2010 at 11:37
Pieter

With this you will aim to deliver an emotional impact higher than a sharp copy of the same shot would deliver. Your photo must be convincing with the emotions added by softness.


I don't think your shot meets these parameters. Try again please.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stresskiller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2010 at 17:12
let's see....

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2010 at 19:06
Mick, really same comment as for PieterB above.

Sony Alpha always delivers a stronger impact when sharp
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