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Me wifes favorite pegs (*)
30-NOV-2004 Rod

Me wifes favorite pegs (*)

Backyard Brisbane Oz

Not that she uses them much as she's always sewing:-)

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Rod 05-Nov-2004 09:08
Well anonymous opinions are like bums, everyone has one. My opinion is that frames around photos meant for viewing are just novelty items. Graphic designers use drop shadows, frames & other devices around photos, not to make you look at the photo but to make their page layout look good. So either you are posting a photo for people to look at or you are posting a mere graphic. THAT is MY opinion:-)
ctfchallenge05-Nov-2004 08:03
True, but when they really are silly and immature, Rod just doesn't like them :-) Tomas
Guest 04-Nov-2004 12:10
Because you don't like them doesn't make them silly and immature, in the same way your burning technique isn't silly or immature, I just don't like it :)
Rod 04-Nov-2004 09:43
Thank you for the critique anonymous person. I will assume you spotted my terrible burning in technique yourself & not by reading the posts below. All this talk about frames is because I enjoy a chat & don't like silly immature frames.
ctfchallenge03-Nov-2004 11:32
It needs to lose the badly done PS burning that left a border and have it done carefully! All this talk about frames ruining photos and a bit of PS done in a slap-dash way does more harm in seconds!
Rod 03-Nov-2004 09:15
Gday Tomas, That was funny just what the pegs shot needed. I've no doubt that when I'm really old & senile all my photos will look like that :-) Thanks for the laugh Tomas.
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 18:47
Rod, it's a good photo, but I feel it needs some refreshment and presentation. Something like this if you care to look. Tomas
Rod 02-Nov-2004 10:35
Bleeding L Don I'm a populist, I had to leave some other coloured pegs in there in case some voters don't like blue:-)
Don Ellis02-Nov-2004 06:40
Striking image, Rod, that would be even better if you'd culled out the other-colored pegs. But you knew that :-)
Paul Donovan 01-Nov-2004 19:33
Rod, That's it - it was the burning, I figured something like that would do it - there's a gap around the egde. Well if I can't take good photos at least I have a good eye for spotting things that don't look right sometimes! I think a bit of masking before you burned would have sorted it but I'm no expert either.
Rod 01-Nov-2004 19:26
Thanks for commenting Paul, The pegs are in a converted flower pot hanging from the cloths line. I think I darkened the whole shot by lowering the curves tool & did a rough job burning in the green grass around the pot to make the pegs stand out. My PS skills are very basic, I think PBase provides the little grey border just to annoy me:-)
ctfchallenge01-Nov-2004 11:16
Rod, I think you've managed to make a fairly dull subject (no offence to your wife) look interesting. It looks like there's a border (Rod with a border?!?!?!) around the peg bowl - did you do something in PS like lightening the main subject and darkening around it? The whole shot looks underexposed and dark to me but perhaps that was the effect you were looking for? Paul Donovan.
Victor Engel30-Oct-2004 07:58
Reminds me about the National Geographic article on Satin Bowerbirds. They showed an example where the male liked to collect clothespins of just the right shade of blue (darker than these). -- Victor