A Barb Took My Breath Away

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A Barb Took My Breath Away
From the rainforests of Sri Lanka ~ a cane puts out a pretty barbed curve, reaching up and climbing its way across the canopy.
<i made an image of this in BW too. but thought the hint of green was more interesting...?>
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:15 pm
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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:04 pm

like the curve 'n subtle hint of leaves, arati. very nicely done.

regards.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:21 am

The jewelry like design is interesting here. How about opening up the green leaves more ?

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Commentby AratiRao on Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:42 am

Hehe that is what i had struggled with the most when working on this image - how much to show? I've reworked the image to show a little more of the leaves, posted in the illustration forum, here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=443

would be happy to know what you think in comparison.
:)a

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:01 am

I really like this image a lot. There is something so soothing about this image, brings in mental calmness, small things which can bring larger happiness kind of feeling here. The image I think can be processed better to bring out the best. Very nice.

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:10 am

This and the reworked , Not sure if an inbetween works for me. But as Ganesh said, we all can make comments, it is important to keep what 'the creator' wants. Most of the times we get carried away by suggestions.
-RD

Commentby AratiRao on Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:08 am

A-ha Nilanjan, you've hit this nail on its head! i am used to such minimal post-processing on my images, since i've lived in the documentary/street/nathist part of my own brain all along. hence am a total processing-novice. i dont even know where to look to learn more. any help/guidance will be much appreciated from all you folks on this forum.

thanks RD. i totally am enjoying the suggestions - it is firing all kinds of neurons and i'm loving it :)

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:54 pm

I like this version better. The smooth curve coupled with a rough texture of the Barb seems to create a unique sense of visual and sensual combact, hard to explain tougher to write. ;-)

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:37 pm

Arati, was seeing some of your images, don't think you need to know much more about processing, ( your images very well convey what you wish to show ) I would rather not have a perfectly processed image but would be happy with one which brings out all conceptually. None of us here can perhaps match Ganesh's processing abilities, but then he is a master creator as well as holds perfect technical skills too. He's an advanced alien, so let's not much worry about him and feel sad :-). Trying to Shooting it perfect is a much better option than processing it right. There are books though, one by Ellen Annon you can check, but plz let me try and explain again, they would be talking about how the curve should look like etc, but at the end you decide how your image needs to look like and not the curve. You doing pretty good, I do not see much difference in street photography or natural history or creative photography, the way you wish to document lies in your mind, who cares if someone does not like it, if you do then it's job done. :-) Best of luck.....

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Commentby Praveen P Mohandas on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:45 pm

interesting image....excellent graphics....

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:59 pm

Very well seen image. This will work better in B&W to my guess.

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Commentby AratiRao on Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:32 am

Thanks Nevil, Praveen, Sriharsha and Shankar for the kind words. Shankar, i do have this in BW - not that i liked it less, but that i liked the hint of green more ;-)

Thanks Nilanjan, i agree with you. also going to look out for the book. will be nice to be armed with the knowledge, whether or not i choose to use it. the comments and efforts on this forum are also education itself.

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