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_DSC0603 by jadom14, on Flickr
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There are several things that I like about this image, Jack.
The gradient in the background keeps the image from becoming flat.
You retained the angle of the sun in the drop-shadow.
The off-center placement of the wire in the square image adds interest (and keeps the rusty wire in a more complementary portion of the background).

Aside from allowing the drop-shadow, I'm not so sure that framing adds to the image, particularly the gray border (it seems to flatten the 3D effect you worked to achieve). I would be interested in seeing the image without the gray border and with a complementary drop-shadow on you copyright. Just some thoughts.

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Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

There are several things that I like about this image, Jack.
The gradient in the background keeps the image from becoming flat.
You retained the angle of the sun in the drop-shadow.
The off-center placement of the wire in the square image adds interest (and keeps the rusty wire in a more complementary portion of the background).

Aside from allowing the drop-shadow, I'm not so sure that framing adds to the image, particularly the gray border (it seems to flatten the 3D effect you worked to achieve). I would be interested in seeing the image without the gray border and with a complementary drop-shadow on you copyright. Just some thoughts.

TFS... Brian


Brian:
Thank you for your kind comment. As you can see it was a kind of "artistic project". I simply selected wire from another photo (unfortunately I do not remember from which one) and pasted it into new frame filled with gradient color.
At that time I was new to special effects of PS and saying frankly I even didn't think about adding drop shadow effect to this picture.
So I got what I got and wrapped it with frame I created for all my pictures for year 2011. But you gave me an idea so i'll try to play with it using drop shadow effect. I'll post it here if result will satisfy me.
I am sorry to hear that you don't like it.
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great shot, but I agree about Brians's comment about the redundancy of the grey border in particular.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2020 at 21:41
Hi Jack,

Just a thought... what if the gray boarder could look more like a pyramidal pedestal? I created this one in PS as an example.

It's just a square with the bevel & emboss effect applied to the layer.

This could add depth to the overall image rather than flatten it.

Cheers... Brian

Edited by bms44974 - 25 August 2020 at 21:47
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Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

Hi Jack,

Just a thought... what if the gray boarder could look more like a pyramidal pedestal? I created this one in PS as an example.

It's just a square with the bevel & emboss effect applied to the layer.

This could add depth to the overall image rather than flatten it.

Cheers... Brian


I just re-done this picture taking care of your comments and wishes. I hope you'll like it now. It was kind of easy now but back in 2011...

_DSC0603 by jadom14, on Flickr
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Hi Jack,

I didn't dislike it before, I just saw room for improvement. I like the shadow that you added. That's a wire that looks like it means business ... Brian
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Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

Hi Jack,

I didn't dislike it before, I just saw room for improvement. I like the shadow that you added. That's a wire that looks like it means business ... Brian


I'm glad you like it.
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