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    Fireworks pics

    So there was a thread for tips.....how 'bout one for pics? Cropped too tight??

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    Maybe a little...but hard to say without seeing the original.

    And you should put forth a little creative efforts with the dodge\burn tool to help bring back some of the blown out areas.
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    No Dodge and Burn tool in my software....

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    Way better than anything I got.

    I kinda disagree with Jeffro - IMHO, one of the things about fireworks is they are retina burning bright.

    Personally, I would crop the buildings out of the bottom
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    I cropped a lot of the buildings out in this version. About as far as I can go and still get the 'works.
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    You could probably run GIMP on the Mac...
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    in my opinion foreground is crucial to fireworks pics... gives them a sense of size.

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    to the untrained eye (mine) I think it looks pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYAN5DE View Post
    to the untrained eye (mine) I think it looks pretty cool.
    I am by no means 'trained', but I look at a lot of pictures. I really like this picture, it captures the greatness and the vivid(ness) of the firework. Nice work



    Quote Originally Posted by ~tc~ View Post
    Personally, I would crop the buildings out of the bottom
    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomD AKA Zach View Post
    in my opinion foreground is crucial to fireworks pics... gives them a sense of size.

    -Zach

    I agree with Zach on this one. Without the buildings, I think the awesomeness would be lost.


    To the OP, can we see the original? If you don't want in really public, would you mind sending it in a PM. I just would like to see how you edited from the original.
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    Here is the original. I didn't really do any edits to it at all except tighten the crop a bit. No color correction, exposure correction or anything, just a crop to clean up the buildings a bit from the bottom.


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    That's a good crop. The original leaves too much distraction in the picture. The people at the bottom throw off the picture.

    I like your edit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoSkier View Post
    You could probably run GIMP on the Mac...
    I have GIMP on my old PC.....running it on the Mac is a little "less clean" than on a PC. I am actually using GIMP to create watermarks.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~tc~ View Post
    Way better than anything I got.
    Quote Originally Posted by CYAN5DE View Post
    to the untrained eye (mine) I think it looks pretty cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hayes View Post
    That's a good crop. The original leaves too much distraction in the picture. The people at the bottom throw off the picture.

    I like your edit.
    Thanks

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