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Selective coloring attempt?
Posted By: vievetrick, 04-06-2008, 06:35 AM

Sorry working on the first cup of coffee and could not come up with a better title for this.

This was taken in Easthampton MA. at an old building being demolished on Ferry St. I could not see in the window as it was about 7 feet or so off the ground. I held the camera up over my head and snapped a few until I got what I was hoping for. My question is obviously I shot through a fence on the window. Is it to distracting? I played with the selective coloring as I think it works with this shot. Shot with the K10 and Sigma 70-200. Comments welcomed. This is also a condender for my Pentax Word Day shot Shot RAW converted to JPG converted to B7W using PSPX2 and resized and sharpened.

Exposure: 1/350
Aperture: f/6.7
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 800
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04-06-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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The shot works for me. I like the colored brick. The fence is somewhat distracting but what can you do short of taking some wire cutters with ya
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I like it very much. The SC works very well with this shot, and you did a fine job of getting rid of the fence. I do like how the fenc shows in the shadows on the floor.
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I like it. If you did not mention selective coloring, I would not even noticed, nice job, very subtle.

The foreground fence does not bother me, in fact, I think it is part of the charm, and the story behind this image. Take the fence away and the image becomes rather ordinary.

I wish there were more space to the left and top, so the lights on the floor are not crammed to the edge, and some of the top part of the windows are visible.

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Dave - I may try back another time with something to stand on to get better angle but no wore cutters

Diane - not sure if that is the fence you are seeing on the floor or just the floor patterns.

Song - Thanks, I have done well if you didn't notice.
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Your composition with emphasis on pattern and spacial orientation is very chosen! The selective colouring does provide a focus for viewers to be drawn into the left upper corner.

A great photo regardless. I even like the fence turning into foreground bokeh giving that subtle mirage look.

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