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06-09-11, 04:14 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Originally Posted by
Ok, my two cents worth now
The horizon, while I believe it was level when the photo was taken, looks off because of the angle of the river bank and the slope of the hill.
I agree with cropping the top a bit.
It does lack punch. However, if that is how it looked in real life in person, what is wrong with that? I have seen to many times where a photo is posted in a forum where they ask for others to edit, and people go way overboard with punching it up. Does it look good as a photo? Maybe. Does it reflect reality, no. So it depends on what you want, a good photo at any cost or do you want a photo that reflects reality?
Thank you. You are spot on with the horizon and the reasons behind the slope. It's just one of those oddities.
And yes, people are going way too far with processing things as of late. As photographers, you will all too often hear "well, you must have PS'ed it". A new plugin comes out and you see images plastered across the forums with gaudy processing.
If an image is worthwhile, it shouldn't take you long at all to get the best out of it.
I think the "science" behind photography is slowly being ebbed away because a great number of people are saying "that's alright. I'll fix it later in PS".
The best way to find out how good you are is to go back to basics, get a spot meter and a camera that has no meter in it. You'll soon find a difference without the instant feedback on the screen!
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