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    I'm desperate for attention... please critique me!

    This shot was taken with my Nikon D200 and Fisheye lens. I converted to B&W and did some heavy contrasting to the get the dramatic end result I wanted. Of all the cemetary shots I took that day, this one is my favorite... ...but I'm curious to get some feedback on it, both technically and artistically






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    it sucks! j/k!


    at first it seams very centered to me but at the same time the fish eye really pushes the statue out and almost gives it a 3-d look that keeps drawing my eyes back to her face. I'm not sure what would make it a better image if anything.
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    Ya it's terrible everything is all bendy and curvy. j/k. I really like the effect of this especially the way the tombstones curve into the statue, and the detail of the cracks or flaking on the statues face is great. Nice job.
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    I still hold true to the crop that I showed you before you posted.. which is cropping out the right stone... gives the effect of her looking away from "her grave"....
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    If you crop it I think it would lose some of the fish eye effect, which is what I think makes this photo work so well considering the subject is dead center.

    I personally love this photo, and certainly feel the BW was a good choice. Curious how this would look with a little film grain added in to give it that old photo feel.

    Besides, i have a soft spot for fish eye stuff. (one of these days I will get one of those)
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    I also like the fisheye effect and the heavy contrasting really works for the statue and tombstones. The one thing that bothers me is that my eye keeps getting drawn to the big, black area of trees in the background. Perhaps masking off that area during processing would allow more detail and make them less distracting? Of course, that may be what you were shooting for.
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    I like how the gravestones look like her wings.

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    wow T, I really like the effect of the UWA on this one... very cool effect. As for the convert and processing, it resembles the stuff i have shot with B&W film.. good job. I really like this shot, even if it is of a cemetary (Creepy-Girl) lol
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    I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacker
    wow T, I really like the effect of the UWA on this one... very cool effect. As for the convert and processing, it resembles the stuff i have shot with B&W film.. good job. I really like this shot, even if it is of a cemetary (Creepy-Girl) lol
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