Who's image is better, Carsten Krieger's or mine?

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bobn2
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Re: Yeah, but...

Great Bustard wrote:

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Private Custard wrote:

.....his is bland. It's a grey sweater, a beige wall, a bowl of plain pasta.

You're looks about as amateur as it gets. Waaaay over-processed.

You think that's over-processed?

Only 'normal' PP tools used, levels adjust, hue adjust, saturation increased, contrast enhanced and sharpened. Maybe a bit overdone?

Place a pretty naked girl exposing her breasts behind the window and you have got a nice photo.

Carsten was fortunate enough to shoot it somewhere where that kind of person didn't keep on getting in shot and spoiling it.

...he got lucky I wasn't there.

I remember walking by a model shoot on the beach and saying to the photographer, "I'll model for half what you're paying her." He said that she was paying him. "How much would I have to pay you?" I didn't realize professional photographers made that kind of money.

A real professional would have taken your money and made even more by selling the shots. There's always a market for the grotesque.

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Astrophotographer 10
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Re: Both are terrible

Both are terribly unnatural and I would consider neither anywhere near professional. Not that I am the worlds best photographer by any means but either of those would be erased in my computer.

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A tasteful suggestion
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Your suspicion is not only warranted ...
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papillon_65 wrote:

that Carsten Krieger's subtlety is lost on you, a clash of styles. Having looked at his images I like his subtle and clever compositions, they make a change from a lot of the garish landscapes that are in vogue these days, and as he makes a living from it, I'm guessing I'm not alone on that one. That you don't see it is fine but don't make it your mission to "educate" everyone else to feel the same, not unless you're prepared to put your own work alongside his and show us why yours is better (and I mean your own, not his edited by you).

I'm surprised that he's gotten so many bites. Paraphrasing, "Don't feed the Tal".

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Re: I'm not sure about whose grammar is better...

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...or worse.

As long as you have something meaningful to contribute and haven't veered wildly off-topic, kids off school at the moment and feeling bored teach?

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You have to insert an "are" and a comma into your post! This not to say your post wasn't a meaningful contribution or a sign of being bored yourself, Mr Butterfly.

Thanks, but when I want my posts marked for grammar and spelling I'll let you know.

Oh, I thought you were provoking me on purpose.

You must be very busy because mine is pretty literate compared to a lot of what gets posted on here.

My mistake was that I accidentally replied to your post, because I apparently had clicked it to read what you had to say. Then I forgot to go back to the OP's post. Clear as broth? Your mistake was that you didn't realize that, but I can see why you didn't realize it.

The topic interested me, if I'm bored I just stop reading and move on, is there any chance you could do the same or maybe contribute "on-topic" Mr literacy?.....

I'm sure the OP wouldn't like what I have to say, so I decided to not comment at all, and to jokingly focus on his grammar error instead. I fact, I found his grammar error more worth of pointing out than what he did to the image in question!

Mr Butterfly, why so serious?

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Steen Bay
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Re: Honestly....

bobn2 wrote:

Private Custard wrote:

.....his is bland. It's a grey sweater, a beige wall, a bowl of plain pasta.

You're looks about as amateur as it gets. Waaaay over-processed.

You think that's over-processed?

Maybe it's a bit over the top. If nothing else, then this thread has at least shown that it's perfectly possible to (post) process a JPEG image.

Only 'normal' PP tools used, levels adjust, hue adjust, saturation increased, contrast enhanced and sharpened. Maybe a bit overdone?

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kcdogger
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Re: Who's image is better, Carsten Krieger's or mine?

Both bad.  Second one is overcooked.

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JudyN
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Re: Who's image is better, Carsten Krieger's or mine?

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I dislike both. To me, the original is bland and boring, but your edit is so hideous it would make a blind man lose his lunch.

I had been gone for a while and thought the forums were getting more civil.  This thread proves they have not.  Proper criticism or opinions of taste are one thing.  The kind of stuff that's gone on in this thread is nasty.

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Re: Honestly....
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Steen Bay wrote:

Maybe it's a bit over the top. If nothing else, then this thread has at least shown that it's perfectly possible to (post) process a JPEG image.

Love the comment! Yep, sure looks like proof to me!  (I edit jpgs all the time, even, GASP, white balance!).

Only 'normal' PP tools used, levels adjust, hue adjust, saturation increased, contrast enhanced and sharpened. Maybe a bit overdone?

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Re: Who's image is better, Carsten Krieger's or mine?

Looking back at the full size original ...

http://2.static.img-dpreview.com/files/t/TS1600x1600~d5e029272bfc4744ab107671a05c2538

I really like the subtlety of it. It has a lovely tone, and the palette is pleasing. It does have some evidence of halos from the HDR, which is distracting, and there are issues with the composition (as discussed ad infinitum in this thread), but it's a much more pleasing image to me than any of the reprocessed shots in this thread. YMMV.

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Re: Who's image is better, Carsten Krieger's or mine?

JudyN wrote:

MPrince wrote:

I dislike both. To me, the original is bland and boring, but your edit is so hideous it would make a blind man lose his lunch.

I had been gone for a while and thought the forums were getting more civil. This thread proves they have not. Proper criticism or opinions of taste are one thing. The kind of stuff that's gone on in this thread is nasty.

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Thank you for sharing your opinion.

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Re: Who's image is better, Carsten Krieger's or mine?

JudyN wrote:

MPrince wrote:

I dislike both. To me, the original is bland and boring, but your edit is so hideous it would make a blind man lose his lunch.

I had been gone for a while and thought the forums were getting more civil. This thread proves they have not. Proper criticism or opinions of taste are one thing. The kind of stuff that's gone on in this thread is nasty.

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looks to me like ...

He stood too close with a WA lens and had the camera tilted upward  and you completely over-processed the product of those distortions.

The building might make an interesting foreground feature in a landscape but is mundane on it's own.

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The 2nd image bl0ws goats
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That 2nd image is garish.

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Re: The 2nd image bl0ws goats

for both shots, i don't understand why HDR was needed for such low contrast photography.

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Ask Leonid, Tuotong, Sergey or Philippe

As many of the predecessors said : None

- the first one mistakes lack of contrast and unhealthy hues for the mood

- the other one is coming from the firm believe that the "auto" button in the Photoshop’s Curves window makes the justice.

We should ask super-masters of the modern photography such as Maximishin, Pache, Singapore or Tugalev how this scene should look like.

Probably they would start from repositioning of the camera.

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Re: I'm not sure about whose grammar is better...

TheEye wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

TheEye wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

TheEye wrote:

...or worse.

As long as you have something meaningful to contribute and haven't veered wildly off-topic, kids off school at the moment and feeling bored teach?

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You have to insert an "are" and a comma into your post! This not to say your post wasn't a meaningful contribution or a sign of being bored yourself, Mr Butterfly.

Thanks, but when I want my posts marked for grammar and spelling I'll let you know.

Oh, I thought you were provoking me on purpose.

Well your original post was to me so I kind of thought it was the other way around?

You must be very busy because mine is pretty literate compared to a lot of what gets posted on here.

My mistake was that I accidentally replied to your post, because I apparently had clicked it to read what you had to say. Then I forgot to go back to the OP's post. Clear as broth? Your mistake was that you didn't realize that, but I can see why you didn't realize it.

Glad we sorted that out.

The topic interested me, if I'm bored I just stop reading and move on, is there any chance you could do the same or maybe contribute "on-topic" Mr literacy?.....

I'm sure the OP wouldn't like what I have to say, so I decided to not comment at all, and to jokingly focus on his grammar error instead. I fact, I found his grammar error more worth of pointing out than what he did to the image in question!

Fair enough

Mr Butterfly, why so serious?

Please don't confuse me with someone who's serious, people will start to talk

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Misunderstanding?
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RobertSigmund wrote:

I am afraid there is a misunderstanding. You did not even get one compliment in this thread.

Misunderstanding? Yes, very likely. You see, he is not looking for compliments.

He is looking for attention.

And he is getting plenty of that...

Regards, Mike

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As he sets the tone, so he is answered.
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JudyN wrote:

MPrince wrote:

I dislike both. To me, the original is bland and boring, but your edit is so hideous it would make a blind man lose his lunch.

I had been gone for a while and thought the forums were getting more civil. This thread proves they have not. Proper criticism or opinions of taste are one thing. The kind of stuff that's gone on in this thread is nasty.

He is getting exactly the reaction he wanted.

Mikhail is a troll, pure and simple. As he sets the tone, so he is answered.

Regards, Mike

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Re: Who's image is better, Carsten Krieger's or mine?
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JudyN wrote:

MPrince wrote:

I dislike both. To me, the original is bland and boring, but your edit is so hideous it would make a blind man lose his lunch.

I had been gone for a while and thought the forums were getting more civil. This thread proves they have not. Proper criticism or opinions of taste are one thing. The kind of stuff that's gone on in this thread is nasty.

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Judy

Judy, I think any original politeness has died out because of the attitude of the OP.

If it weren't for that I would totally agree with you.

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