Julie Deer  

Windows by Julie Deer

June 2021 - Windows

About the Image(s)

This image has not done well in competition, so I'm looking for some help as to why. Please be brutal, I won't cry for long...I promise! The image was taken in Valparaso, Chile. The building was old and falling apart. I would appreciate your comments.

9 comments posted

Martin Newland   Martin Newland
(Group 2)
Hi Julie,
I can imagine a competition judge saying this image is actually two images. A top half and a bottom half. Maybe work on one of those halves!
I would be interested to see the original coloured version.   Posted: 06/14/2021 22:04:29
Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Thanks Martin. See the reply and photos below.   Posted: 06/16/2021 20:01:54

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I agree with Martin, it's two pictures and it would work better as either the lower or higher half. It looks to me as though the the camera was slightly tilted upwards and the side of the house wasn't shot "full on" which I think detracts a bit.
I'd certainly like to see another attempt in colour. Hope this helps.   Posted: 06/15/2021 08:53:38
Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Thanks Andrew, See the reply and photos below.   Posted: 06/16/2021 20:02:41

Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Wow, I love the sepia tone! Did you add the sepia in PS, LR? I would crop and just focus on the bottom of the image. Great texture and color!   Posted: 06/15/2021 12:57:52
Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Anne, See the reply and photos below. The editing was done in Lightroom.   Posted: 06/16/2021 20:03:35

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi and thank you for opening my eyes! I do not know why I had not thought of just using the bottom window. I've attached the original which was in colour.   Posted: 06/16/2021 20:00:34
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Julie Deer   Julie Deer
This is the image cropped to the bottom window.   Posted: 06/16/2021 20:01:11
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Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
Julie, I really like the bottom window. The "x" lines over the window lead the eye to the window and break up the horizontal/vertical lines. The sepia really makes the image. I hope this change will help you in competitions. It's worthy of awards!
  Posted: 06/17/2021 14:29:22


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