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Heavy PP. What do you like better?

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by tardegardo, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    My goodness. I like all three. Were these just filters/pre-sets, or something of your own creation?
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    #3 the best, then 1, then 2 (which I don't like).
  4. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    I like number 1 as it shows the form and shapes best. I think the photo is a lovely composition to start with. What PP did you use?
  5. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    I like the second one. It feels less artificial and more old fashion.
  6. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I like 1 & 2. I like the tones on 3, but not the texture overlay. I also could do without the slim border shadow on 2 & 3, but that's less about the PP of the image itself and more related to the way its presented for viewing.
  7. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
    Hehe, I prefer #2 the best out of all of them :biggrin:

    It would be interesting to see the original un-PP'd image that you had to work with.
  8. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    I also like #2 the best. Like that color tone a lot. The first one didn't really work for me.

    For the third one, with the texture overlay, I thought the color and contrast could be adjusted such that it appears more like a painting.
  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    I like the tone and the clarity (without the texture overlay) of #1, but I'd love to see it with a small border and a bit of vignetting added (maybe not quite as much as #2 has). I also might try cropping out a bit of the foliage on the left side of the frame.

    The extra brightness of #3 doesn't work for me as I find my eye overly drawn to the outcropping of satellite dishes on the rooftop in the right foreground, which detracts a bit from the otherwise "timeless" or "retro" quality of the image.
  10. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    number 3 works best.... but all overcooked for my tastes. I would have spent some more time using your PP tools to get the image tonally better before throwing the filters at it.

    Also the lens flare is a distraction

    just my opinion

  11. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2012
    I like the third one best, then the second one. The colors on the first just throw me off a bit. Great job tho! :2thumbs:
  12. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    I like Number 1 and Number 2 and Number 3.
  13. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    No 3 for me ... They are all good though and it looks as though you had a great time PP'ing these
  14. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    Thank you all guys.
    The photos are pp'ed with a preset filters software.
    I'm glad to see that none of them is hands down the best. Because that's what I think as well.
    I also agree that the last one is actually too heavy.
    Thank you again.
  15. dcassat

    dcassat Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2011
    # 3

    The first two don't work for me at all but the third with its texture reduces the unattractive elements and gives body to the shot.

    As far as the satellite dishes go, uh, I really had to look to see them!
  16. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Wait a second, you're not going to tell us who got it right?!? I demand that you name a winner. :wink:
  17. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    ah, I forgot. this is the original….

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  18. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    The 3rd for me seems to have the most old time pulled out of an old closet look to it. But I actually like the original better, maybe just pull up the shadows.
  19. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    I like the 2 bottom ones....I know some people do not like a lot of photoshop or topaz, etc....but, I am not one of them! I just like what appeals to me...regardless of processing and the amount of it.
  20. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    Yeah, I am one of those who like as little pp as possible, and even avoid it at all, shooting jpegs most times.
    This one is just an experiment indeed…
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