Discuss this photo please

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  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Tell me what you think please, anything goes.

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  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I have nothing to say other than they did a fine job with the lasso tool.
     
  3. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    All that has been done to this is a bit of level adjustment. I didn't use lasso.

    I duplicated the image, desaturated it and placed it over the top of the colour version and erased the desaturated version of Ronald in order to get the colour one showing through.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Nice job. Layer masks & adjustment layers are a more powerful & flexible combination, though...

    Is it some kind of amusement-park machinery or something? Where did you take the source picture?
     
  5. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I did use a layer mask as well.

    It is part of a photo documentary I am writing. It is from Blackpool Illuminations maintenance yard.

    Google for Blackpool Illuminations for an idea of how big this is.
     
  6. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Nice..

    There seems to be a lot of people here with very good PS skills :rolleyes:
    Maby I will learn some one day :rolleyes:
     
  7. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I sucked at PS last year, this year, my abilities have really taken off. Then again, this is for college.
     
  8. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    The eyes wander. Crop it so that there is less on the right side. I know it's corny but the Golden Ratio works quite well, letting the eyes concentrate on exactly what is necessary. The color would simply add to that.

    If that helps...




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  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    They're cloning Ronnie!!!! :eek: So, THAT's what goes on inside McDonald's. Interesting picture.
     
  10. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe, I understand the golden ratio so I know what you are saying but let me think about it.
     
  11. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    You are right 'Attack of the Clones' was really a parody of how McDonalds is going to take over the world - one QUarter Pounder at a time ;) Ronald is the base for the clones....
     
  12. JDar macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting photo--might be distressing for a child to see. I agree tighter cropping can make it stronger. Maybe Ronald is having the grease cleaned out?
     
  13. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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    I dont see why it needs to be cropped really.

    There needs to be balance in the picture, so the right side also helps create that balance. It is also needed to tell the story! That there are other Ronalds in line, other wise I am not sure that it would be evident what is happening.

    I actually think that Ronald is perhaps TOO in the middle of the photo.

    I think that he may be needed to be moved to the left a bit more and create MORE right hand space and imagery.

    Interesting pict, like the color vs bw.
     
  14. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    The black line/border around Ronald, as well as not being b/w, really made made it look like it was pasted on from somewhere else. At least on first look, since I didn't see the other Ronald's there..
     
  15. winwintoo macrumors 6502

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    If the story you're trying to tell is that there is more than one Ronnie, maybe put a touch of color in the other Ronnies too - decreasing amounts, but don't make your audience do so much work to find them.

    The picture leaves me with questions, what is that big thing just ahead of Ronnie in the line? is it important? I spent a lot of time trying to figure that out, and only after I gave up on that did I notice that there were more Ronnies following along - maybe blur that thing, or give it some motion so we know it's an engine of some kind that's pulling the Ronnies down the line?

    Interesting picture - and comes at a good time for me - I'm going to be doing classes in PS shortly and this made me think.

    Take care, Margaret
     
  16. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    Nice surreal motif. Almost freaky actually. I really like it. Don't think it should be cropped at all, the composition works imo.
    I'm not so sure how fond I am of the way you've been photoshopping it - the b&w with main detail in colour. Hard to say when I don't know the original - would like to see that too. But it seems that Ronald, being smack in the middle wold get the attention needed anyway and somehow I miss the colurs for the rest of the pictures.
    Perhaps you could try and play with the colours in the whole picture to give at an even more eerie and surreal feeling to it!?

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  17. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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