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Vijay Mewada's picture

UNDER the OVER

A picnic with friends and family near the sea shore spot around Vancouver. was taking a stroll at the shore. sun was going up during those Sumer days. Relaxing a bit below this structure which is pretty much the same as rest of the world. For some reason took bracketed shots that day. On processing table, overexposed was inviting to convert it to BW. Enjoyed my work.

Was clicked more than a year back. Re-processed (again) for contrast, sharpness, cleaning a bit.

I know about the border and hi-key frame matter. but had set it a while ago so left it.

Inviting comments, reflections, suggestions, advise and creative possibilities.

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8 Comments

Hunter Chan's picture

That was FANTASTIC! I love the minimalistic feel!

Vijay Mewada's picture

Thanks, Hunter Chan.

Ruth Carll's picture

Hey Vijay, Super nice image as always from you. Something is catching my eye though and a think it needs a slight leveling adjustment. It is hard because the top of the pier is torked. I tried a -1° turn which levels the bottom but now the top is more pronounced. I know that there is editing software that fixes thing like this. I will have to explore this.

I know that is super picky but i think, with a center focus, symmetrical image, anything off catches the eye. I could be totally off base here!

Vijay Mewada's picture

Hi Ruth, As I remember after all this time, it was little off in plane. appriciate your sharp observation.

Chaz Foote's picture

Never having seen the structure, I don't know if its construction is off-line but it seems to me that the camera lens was closer to the right-hand side; there is a bigger gap showing between the first and second columns on the left side than the right side.

I like the picture but I agree with Alan Brown about making it more contrasty.

Vijay Mewada's picture

Hi Chaz Foote, I get your point and all of you are right about perspective and symmetry.

Alan Brown's picture

Hi Vijay, I looked at this to form my own opinion before reading others and I find I am in agreement with Ruth. I think the issue is with the first cross-beam itself, the others look OK (making it more difficult to fix)

Two things you could do if you want to attempt to resolve this;

1) Simply crop out the flaw
2) In Photoshop use the transform skew tool (edit/transform/skew). I have tried myself (learning opportunity on a wet Saturday...) and included a screenshot of handles and guides used in the process

I find it challenging taking images with definite vertical and horizontal lines as any flaw will always be evident. In this case, it looks like you have done everything you could in the field, you can't correct a flaw in the structure.

Other than this is a fine and well-crafted image. I do wonder if a little more contrast/levels adjustment may suit my taste a little more, but I do find it great the way it is.

Vijay Mewada's picture

Hi Alan. About the distortion, I see your point and the same was raised by Ruth. I may not agree with the crop but I do get the logic and human perception. About contrast, Different reasons of display can have different output. as one of the option, I accept your suggestion.

Appreciate your time and effort in putting up the edits in comments. thanks for the creative interaction.

Thanking all participated in this discussion.