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Driveway Weed

Driveway Weed

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Guest 14-Feb-2005 23:31
Yes, NeatImage is used in more ways than one. It is especially popular with Portrait Photographers...guess why it is.

The image is actually very powerful as it uses 1. Lines, 2. strength of powering RED color 3. negative space in combination to show what other images can't. Very nice job.
- MS
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Sep-2004 10:12
I'm curious if anyone else uses Neatimage in this way. It's not strictly noise that I'm eliminating. But it's a predictable pattern. I think this is the first image I've used Neatimage to reduce patterns that were not noise, but I still do it occasionally. Having both images next to each other here really shows what a difference it can make yet still look quite natural (assuming concrete can ever look natural). -- Victor
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Sep-2004 07:09
Victor, I like that framing better, but also like the NeatImage treatment in the originally posted image. To me, having so much space to the left of the plant is not necessary. In order to get the plant relatively bigger within the frame, I would crop just right of the white rock in the crack (true for either framing version). --Olaf
Canon DSLR Challenge19-Sep-2004 06:03

For you, here is a rework of the image. I left out the Neatimage processing of the driveway since your comment was about the framing. I used your suggestion as a starting point. Then I did the actual framing thus: I placed the bottom frame as far again from the tip of the leaf as it is from the crack. I did the same for the top. For the right I did a similar thing, but based on the position of the stem of the plant rather than the crack. This comes close to your suggestion, I think. The left end of the picture extends as far as I had image data.
Canon DSLR Challenge17-Sep-2004 18:35
Victor, I remember this one from before. Well suited for this challenge! Last time, I left a comment on the composition - I am still of same mind. --Olaf