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05-20-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Is the rendering too harsh (contrast, structure)? Thank you for commenting.

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It is a fine photograph! Since you asked, I would tone down the brightness just a tiny bit.
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You might also want to tone down the sharpness a little, especially the bike rider and the wavy sea. Clouds look good, though. Sometimes you have to use different processing for different parts of images to get a specific look.
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Thank you both. Here is a new version after taking your recommendations into account. I think it looks better.

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Yes, I think the second version is more pleasant to look at and the scene is pretty nice to begin with. Good work.
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The problem I had with the first version is that the image is dominated by the white clouds and bright boats on the right that I lost the cyclist. In that respect the toned down second version is better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fg-one Quote
Is the rendering too harsh (contrast, structure)? Thank you for commenting.
I find these kind of things odd in a way. I like it, but maybe a tad harsh. Prob perfect for me inbetween the two.
But thats just my taste. The thing is... its your pic. Surley its what you like that matters
I have a saying i use often... A picture is only wrong if its not what the photographer intended.
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I aspire to do as well, fg-one I like the final version.

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QuoteOriginally posted by westmill Quote
I have a saying i use often... A picture is only wrong if its not what the photographer intended.
That assumes you know what the photographer intended. In this case fg-one hasn't told us explicitly and may be trying to figure that out - or has a sense of what is wanted but realized that the original image wasn't quite working. So we are just helping the OP figure things out
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In this case fg-one hasn't told us explicitly and may be trying to figure that out - or has a sense of what is wanted but realized that the original image wasn't quite working.
Quite right. In fact, I had this photo printed and I was not happy with the result.

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So we are just helping the OP figure things out
This is what you all did and I thank you all. I am learning B&W conversion and it is nice to know how more experienced people like B&W photographs to be tuned. Obviously tastes might differ. This is why I like to get a range of opinions.
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