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This is a discussion on window patterns within the Critiques forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; An unusual building that has 1890 on the top. Not sure whether that was the year of construction or the ...

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    An unusual building that has 1890 on the top. Not sure whether that was the year of construction or the address.

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    I like this shot Tegan - I like the different things reflecting in the windows and i like the repeating patterns.

    I do find the top a bit distracting, as well as the lamp pole...but those are the elements that are there and especially for the top there's nothing to do if you want to keep the top of the building.

    Of course there's always photoshop, but I wonder about using it in this case.

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    This shot looks great!!
    The only minor thing I might add is that the framing looks slightly crooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marko
    I like this shot Tegan - I like the different things reflecting in the windows and i like the repeating patterns.

    I do find the top a bit distracting, as well as the lamp pole...but those are the elements that are there and especially for the top there's nothing to do if you want to keep the top of the building.

    Of course there's always photoshop, but I wonder about using it in this case.

    Nice shot!
    Well, following your suggestion, what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Realist
    This shot looks great!!
    The only minor thing I might add is that the framing looks slightly crooked.
    Thanks Realist. I noticed the problem too. I originally tried postprocessing lens correction and even straightening. I am not sure as to what is causing the distortion but I will make a few more attempts.

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    By the way, Marko, I am surprised you were not "suspicious".

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    LOL - Nope wasn't suspicious on this one.

    For me this works much better tegan! - No more distractions and i can enjoy the different scenes reflecting in each window.

    Great job - I like this photo even more now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marko
    LOL - Nope wasn't suspicious on this one.

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    Well, surprise, Marko, because the building is really a sky blue and brick pink colour, with only a hint of black and not a touch of gold anywhere.

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    Last edited by tegan; 12-01-2007 at 11:09 PM.

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    oh you're bad.

    But now that you've told me...I probably should have noticed....the clues were there...but....That just means you did a decent job so kudos.

    So now that it's really obvious you like enhancing...These would be my suggestions to make this already fab shot, super-fab. Some of these might not be simple though..Not sure - but I'll shoot them out anyway.

    -Most importantly,Get clearer, more detailed scenes in all the windows. Burn em in - clone em in, your choice.
    -Remove red stuff at the top of the photo...and purple bush in foreground...
    -fix alignment issue (doesn't have to be perfect) on both edges


    I'm really liking this shot - great opposite colours too. Some of the 'scenes' in the windows are already really interesting.

    and now that you HAVE told us...can we see the original?
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    Thanks for the comments and suggestions, Marko. I will take another look at possible enhancements. If I can fool someone with a good eye like you, it means that I am still learning and improving my skills.

    Here is the original, as requested.

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