To Nowhere

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© Bailey Cooper
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UploadedOctober 3, 2012
TakenSeptember 5, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/160 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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Tracks and a gate without purpose it seems. Preserving the moment changes that.

In the Bend Me, Break Me photo essay.

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  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (27 Feb 2014):

    You truly nailed the comp, but the tones make me cringe. The tracks and the gate pull me in and conjure up images of the past; the colors yank me back and leave me feeling thrown from a moving car. Would love to see this scene in sepia tones.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   said (27 Feb 2014):

    More great feedback Deb. This is an example of overproduction. The original was sort of washed out, so I pulled the hue/saturation and color in PS. At the time, I was layer illiterate and was using just the menu bar options for any changes I made. Like any software, the power in the program is buried to conserve real estate. Without taking the time to learn it, one ends up using $1000 software like one downloaded for free. The sum of your words (for me) = in most cases, extremes should be avoided unless you have the skills to pull it off.

    Again, great feedback AND another lesson in what not to do. Love ya' darlin' and thanks for playin'.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (1 Mar 2014):

    I figured this is one of your early works. Reminds me of when I first got into water color painting, a medium that's so unforgiving, yet liberating at the same time. I quickly learned how easy it is to overwork a subject, resulting in a muddy mess. At least with digital one has the option to start over with the original image:-) This kind of playin' can be so helpful to all involved. Love you back.

  • kil roy metters

    kil roy metters   said (4 Mar 2014):

    i would recrop from the bottom almost up to the gate and on the right to the gate to try and make the gate look as though the train may have passed through it one day then tone the image

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   said (4 Mar 2014):

    kil roy ~ With those two simple crops, the 'story' takes shape. Again, using the index cards, I see what you saw without them. Why is that? The focus of the original is the tracks period. But... I took the image because of the sad little completely out of place gate. Lesson learned: Present my vision simply and accurately. Translated: debulk or delete

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