Please critique my image!

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Critique of my pic requested.. Everybody is welcome to make a comment on this pic. It is one of my favorites. Images I take for myself never do well in the duels. But if I take pics I think others will like, they win awards.

Go ahead and sound off on this pic, you won't hurt my feelings, I'm not proud! This pic has lost more duels than it has won and is currently just over 400 points and losing to what I think are poorly shot, dull lifeless images of gray pencils, dirty walls, and uninteresting scenes with chaotic backgrounds..

.If anyone thinks this is an average 400 point image that is okay too@!...Just wanted to get some honest and interesting feedback either way...Thanks all, happy shutter clicking!

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I like it. Try to enhance the contrast even further and make it a pure black in white instead of sepia.
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Thanks John you are always a voice of reason here!
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Frankly I don't like it :-), but it has more than 500 points, so it is popular enough! Impossible to use Pixoto as a guideline for good photos, only the stunning, colorful images seems to get more than 700 points........
I guess I find your image more plain, it's nothing "catchy" about it. Maybe it would be better in pure B&W as John said. Have you tried Silver Efex in NIK collection ?(free), it's superb for editing B&W photos. Also, on Flickr, one of my favourite B&W photographers are Thomas Leuthard.
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Thanks R&M. I haven't tried the effects you mentioned. I just gave up film for digital a couple years ago and my computer is ancient, (along with myself. ha ha). A lot of the pics I post on Pixoto are scans of pics over forty years old. The only editing software I have is Windows Live Photo which came free with Windows...I will look into your suggestion and see if you really can teach an analog dog digital tricks!
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Well, passed 60 some years ago, but since I've been in the computer business since late 80's, I guess I'm biased..:-) Anyway, some great shots on your page(had to peek:-) ). Escpecially liked the "Paddlin' down the lane", beutiful shot!
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Thanks again, I shoot pet portraits for a little extra money. The dog in that pic is Giorgio, he is a great model and hard to take a bad pic of!
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Hi Tim, I looked at your picture carefully. My thoughts:
1. I like the angle at which you took the picture.
2. I feel the image is not sharp enough (looking at the gauges).
3. I don't like the way you handled the look of the image. I don't think black and white would help it either.
4. I would get rid of the 2 burned reflections.

If you could re-shoot the picture I would definitely use more depth of field. I hope this helps.

By the way I think this is what this forum should be about. Helping one another.
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Thank you Dave, I am usually a landscape and pet photo guy, This helps....And I agree with you on this forum. Pixoto should have a forum dedicated to photography discussion without all the whining and complaining...
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Tim, I think if you had pulled back a bit and moved more to the left, and perhaps shot at a lower angle, we would have seen the classic logo in the center of the steering wheel and gotten a better sense of the beauty and lines of this classic automobile. As a one time owner of a 1969 Corvette Stingray convertible I don't get much sense of what I'm looking at.

Photographically, you want to show off the lines of the car a bit more, which is what made this automobile an icon in it's day.
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Thanks John, one of my habits, good or bad, (probably bad) is to snap a quick pic of the "whole" and then look for interesting crops later using the computer.

I'm usually with other folks who want to move along faster and get tired of me thinking through my compositions and exposure values...My wife won't even think of going along when she sees me break out the tripod. ha ha.
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Hey All, thanks for the feedback....Here is the original pic right out of the camera. I would love to see what anyone else could do with this using their own ideas and techniques,,,You have my permission to download this pic and have at it! I certainly won't be offended and I will look forward to seeing whatever anyone has in mind

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although Dave doesn't like the burned out reflections... that is the part of the image that draws me to it in the original... each person has their own eye for detail and for what makes a photo interesting. :)
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I call this 'Constellations of a Knight Sky"
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Very cool Joyce, Thank you!
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I have not cropped the original, but just used filters :
And in color:
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A bit stylized but here is my kick at it .
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Turned in to a real beuty ! Maybe this is the new thing, edit each others photos! :-)
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yes the tilt really helps... I can't do that on my computer with Picasa :)
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Editing each each others photos sounds like fun!
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I think Joyce nailed it with her edit. The crop, contrast and sepia were my main thoughts on the image. The highlights or the flare sell the image and without a doubt are the focus of the image. Sweet car too.
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Thanks Brian.

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